PECO Cross Country League (2016-17): Race 2 (Middleton Park)
Race Date: Sunday 18 December 2016
Race Times & Distances:
Junior XC Challenge (School Year 4 - 6): 10.00am, 1 mile approx.
Junior XC Challenge (School Year 7 - 12): 10.20am, 2 miles approx.
Senior Men (aged 16 and over*): 11.00am, 4.5 miles approx.
Senior Ladies (aged 16 and over*): 11.10am, 4.5 miles approx.
* Age groups for all 5 races in the season are based on age on 27/11/2016
All races will take place entirely within the grounds of Middleton Park, next to the John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ.
Registration will be in the Parkside Suite of the John Charles Centre for Sport (Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ) from 8:45am.
Please bring exact change of £3 (for race entry and food) to pay on the day.
Car parking is likely to be limited with a swimming gala taking place at the John Charles Centre on the same day, so please consider
- Car sharing where possible
- Using public transport – the John Charles Centre is accessible by the 2 and 3A bus from Leeds City Centre
- Parking in the nearby area and walking. If you do need to park ‘on street’ please ensure that you do so safely, legally and with due consideration to local residents if parking in a residential area.
- Running or cycling to the event
PECO event participants are allowed to use the John Charles Centre car parks, although parking will be limited. Please park in the car park off the third exit of the roundabout before the John Charles Centre if approaching from Middleton Grove.
See the map below...
Changing, Showers & Toilets:
Please either come ready to run, change at your club tent on Middleton Park field, or make use of the limited changing areas at the John Charles Centre.
After the race participants are welcome to use the showers in the John Charles Centre, although please bear in mind that with the number of participants these may be busy.
Toilets are available for use at the John Charles Centre.
Please leave all facilities in the John Charles Centre as you would wish to find them.
Please keep off the junior race courses after 10.00am, as this is when the junior races start and it is not fair to the children to get in their way, or confuse them by running across or back along their race route. Suitable areas to warm up include the area in the middle of Middleton Park field or on the surrounding trails in the woods that are not used by the junior race courses.
The junior race courses are entirely on grass, and should be ideal for spikes (unless it is frozen hard).
The senior race courses includes areas of tarmac path, and therefore would not be suitable for spikes.
There are some sections with exposed tree routes at around 1.2 miles/1.9 K which will be signposted. Please take care on the first left hand turn due to the volume of runners at the start of the race, and please give due care and consideration to your fellow participants.
Please see the map and information below…
Food will be served after the race at in the Parkside Suite, John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ. There will also be a bar open in the Parkside Suite after the race.
The Senior Individual and Team Presentations for the 2015/16 PECO series will be also be made in the Parkside Suite after the race (starting at approximately 1.00pm)
The Junior presentation took place last year.
You will not be allowed into the Parkside Suite after the race in muddy shoes. Please either change into clean shoes before coming in to the John Charles Centre after the race or leave your shoes in the foyer.
Results will be published as soon as possible after the race on the League website (www.pecoxc.co.uk).
Any Questions: If you need any further information before the race, please e-mail Philip Goose (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information can be found on the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736091033378918/
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