Please find below instructions for those racing at the Herts County Cross Country Championships this coming Sunday, 4th Jan 2015. If you are marshalling please ignore these instructions. Marshals and other volunteers will be sent separate instructions from Peter Blackaller. For any queries please contact Deborah Steer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck to those taking part.
Sunday 4th January 2015 at Verulamium Park, St Albans
Race HQ is at the Inn on the Park
Numbers to be collected from XC Captains on the day at HQ - results will be displayed at HQ (presentations to be decided on the day, dependent on weather etc).
Toilets and changing will be signposted on the day.
CAR PARKING - in the designated pay & display car parks in the park. Do not park on the entry roads or you may get a ticket.
Timetable (with approx distances)
Race 1 - 11:00 under 11 girls - 1500m 1 lap of top of park
Race 2 - 11:10 under 11 boys - 1500m
Race 3- 11:20 under 13 girls - 3000m 2 laps of top of park
Race 4- 11:30 under 13 boys - 3000m
Race 5 - 11:45 under 15 girls - 4500m 1 small top lap and 1 lap of bottom including up and down section of blue house hill
Race 5 - 11:45 under 15 boys - 4500m
Race 6 - 12:05 under 17 women - 6000m 2x 3 km laps
Race 6 - 12:05 under 20 women - 6000m
Race 6 - 12:05 under 17 men - 6000m
Race 7- 12:30 under 20 men - 8000m 2 x 4km laps
Race 7 -12:30 senior women - 8000m
Race 8 - 1:15 senior men - 11000m
For Course map click here (laps)
The surface is parkland and suitable for spikes.
Marshals - see instructions which will be provided separately.
Presentations - approximate times
Race 1-4 at 12:15pm, Race 5-6 at 1:15pm, Race 7 at 2:15pm, Race 8 at 3:00pm
Please click on the link below for a handy PDF of the above details.
Firstly the club wished you a restful and happy Christmas and sporting New Year.
We also wish Tim and the family the very best after the birth their baby boy - Theo
Please look at the following grid to know what is going on over Christmas. 1st Column is track opening times for those doing personal training. Next Column is the normal club sessions and the last is the special session for the middle distance athletes training for the county Cross Country on 4th January. Sprints and Hurdles will start back 11 am Sunday 4th January with Phil or Tim letting people know of any sessions in the mean time.
Let's hope for a successful 2015 with lots of PB's all round.
Please click on the link below for a handy PDF of the timetable.
See Results for results of round 3.
See Photos for photos taken by Mark Eastern for purchase.
St Albans athletic club endurance athletes enjoyed a beautiful winters day not shopping but doing the best that you can do on the cross country circuit!!
We were a little short in the younger age groups with school christmas fairs but still had some great performances. The courses skirting round playing fields and the golf course with an interesting ploughed field and a detour to make you think you were going to embark on a bit of road running. Nothing quite as challenging as the water jump of the last months race!! in the under 11 age groups we had 7 in total with Ants Jubb and Morgan Hume are highest placed runners.
The under 13 age groups delivered our highest placed individual with Keira Stern taking 5th place finishing very strongly . Scott Brice finished 9th in the boys race , Stefan Martin on his debut finished 18th with Matthew Stevens, Jack Nicholson and William Hack making up the team.
It was the under 15 boys who outshone their female counterparts as far as numbers were concerned this week. With all but one of the boys from Verulam so the moral of the story is lets get the schools involved to help St Albans AC take on the big clubs!! Callum Walsh came in 13th, Oliver 27th and Jed Lumb 35th. Jess Laitner was 11th, Freya Weddell 13th and Emily Anders 34th.
Ben Clarke led the under 17's in in 6th place and with the Hertfordshire XC Champs taking place next month he will be hoping for a good position in the county. The boys team was completed with Ed Edward Anders, Hugh Thomas and Andrew Doughty.
In the under 17/20 women again we had 10 athletes and Tabitha Weddell was our highest placed athlete in 13th place with Rachel Parlour, Naomi Baker and Orla Schatzlein all holding their team positions.
We had a complete team in under 20 men Michael Carr Carr 11th, Jacob Hine 18th and Sam Jones 22nd (not bad for our 3rd ranked 100m athlete) they coped admirably with an over distance 10km cross country!!
Next fixture Hertfordshire XC Championships sunday 4th January in St Albans
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