Last Season's  PECO XC League Representative Teams
M Open Matt Hallam Kippax
Will Kerr Saltaire
Mark Smith Rothwell
MV40+ Colin Walker Pudsey & Bramley
Simon Pass Saltaire
Christian Holmes Wharfedale
MV50+ Jon Holah Pudsey & Bramley
Charlie Lines Ackworth
Duncan Clark Abbey
F Open Hannah Corne Valley Str.
Rachel Pilling Pudsey & Bramley
Heather Sellars Abbey
FV40+ Mandy Clarke H&Y Tri
Rachel Mackie Abbey
Alison Smith Abbey
FV50+ Rhona Cameron Kirkstall Harriers
Jean Shotter Knaresborough
Helen Love Saltaire

Full Senior Relay Results
team tables
Junior Relay Results
team tables


The relay details below relate to last year (2013/14) and is left on the site for information only...
There will be a similiar event at the end of this season on 15th March 2015 - the venue to be decided.

Pendas Fields / Barnbow Wood - 11.00am, Sunday 23rd March

Once again, we are planning to hold cross country relay race to finish the season off in style. Teams of 3 will compete round a 3.5 mile-ish lap at Pendas Fields & Barnbow Wood.

As last year, the race will incorporate a ‘PECO v West Yorkshire Winter League’ Challenge Event. Each League will field 6 ‘select’ teams (M & F ‘Open’, M & F ‘Vets’ [40+], M & F ‘SuperVets’ [50+]).

PECO League teams will be selected after our 4th Race (on the basis of ‘best 3 from 4’ results). The clubs of the ‘selected’ runners will be contacted ASAP after Race 4. A maximum of 2M and 2F runners will be chosen from each club, as we don’t want to ‘weaken’ the club teams too much.

The Club Team race will be between a single team selected by each club. This team must contain at least 1 Lady and at least 1 Vet (40+) and no more than 1 Male under 40. This race is open to all PECO and WYWL clubs.

In addition, there will be prizes for the first ‘other’ teams in each of the following categories: M Open, M Vets (40+), M SuperVets (50+), F Open, F Vets (40+), F SuperVets (50+) and ‘Mixed’ (at least 1 F per team)

There will also be a 3 x 1.5 mile-ish relay for Juniors (aged 8 – 16). Teams must contain at least 1 U11 and at least 1 U13. Prizes for the first Boys, Girls and ‘Mixed’ teams.

After the presentation of prizes for this race, we will hold the PECO XC League Presentations at Barnbow Social Club. These will start at 1.30pm with the Juniors, and continue with the Seniors at 2.00pm. This should allow for those who are racing elsewhere on this date to get there in time.

Full and further details will be posted on the PECO XC League web site:

Kind Regards,

Mark Hetherington
PECO XC League Co-ordinator

PECO Cross Country League (2013-14): Relays (Pendas Fields / Barnbow Wood)

Race Date: Sunday 23rd March 2014

Race Times & Distances:
Junior XC Relay (School Year 4 - 12): 10.00am, 1.5 mile approx. per leg
Senior XC Relay (men & women 16 and over*): 11.00am, 3.5 miles approx. per leg

* Age groups for all races in the season are based on age on 24/11/13

Race Location: The race will take place in Pendas Fields & Barnbow Wood (located near Barnbow Social Club, Old Manston Lane, Leeds, LS15 8AD).

Registration: The race HQ will located in the function room at Barnbow Social Club. Registration will be from 9.00am – 9.45am for juniors, 10.00 – 10.45am for seniors.

Car Parking: Car parking is available at the test track, alongside Barnbow Social Club. Please don’t use the Social Club car park unless directed by a marshal: we need to ensure that sufficient parking is kept available for other patrons of the Social Club. With the numbers attending our races now, car parking is becoming a major issue: please ‘car share’ if possible!

The Course: See course maps below.
The course is suitable for spikes* (unless it is frozen), studs or trail shoes (unless it is very muddy). It is undulating, with several short ascents and descents. There are some tight turns, some narrow sections and the main hazard underfoot is tree roots.

The Senior course will consist of 1 lap of the route shown in red on the map.
The Junior 1 Mile course will consist of 1 lap of the route shown in blue on the map.

*  There are a few short ‘rocky’ sections on the course: please be aware if this if you are considering wearing spikes!

After The Race: Changing facilities, results and food will be available at Barnbow Social Club. The PECO XC League Presentations will follow the Relay Presentations. These will start with the Junior Presentations at 1.30pm, and conclude with the Senior Presentations from 2.00pm onwards.

Any Questions: If you need any further information, e-mail Mark Hetherington at

Mark Hetherington (13th February  2014)

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