HEREFORDSHIRE WINTER CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

Screen Shot 2018-09-22 at 23.47.53.pngKeep an eye on this page for full details for the Winter Cross Country League race, details and routes.

  • Race 1: Sunday 13th October 2019, Fforest Fields, Builth Wells.
  • Race 2: Sunday 10th November, Croft Castle.
  • Race 3: Sunday 1st December, Queenswood.
  • Race 4: Sunday 12th January, Rotherwas.
  • Race 5: Sunday 02nd February, Presteigne.

Presteigne XC Race details

Date: 02/02/2020
Venue: Forestry carpark off Broadaxe road, Presteigne.
Time: 10:45 (Juniors, Ladies & Super Veterans)
11:00 (All other Senior men)

Parking: Please don’t park in the forestry carpark, leave this for essential event vehicles and the general public. There are plenty of spaces at the locations marked on the map

The route: 10:45 start time route is 4.4mls (approx) with 600ft of climb over hard packed fire tracks, forestry paths & technical wooded sections with some surface mud/water 11:00 start time route is 6.8mls (approx) with 1100ft climb over hard packed fire tracks, forestry paths & technical wooded sections with some surface mud/water. The route would be described as challenging and not suitable for novice runners. There is a muddy scramble up a short steep climb and a drag of 240ft in a little over a quarter of a mile (Killer Klimb). See Map Below.

Runners Etiquette: Every precaution has been taken to ensure this event is as safe as possible, however due to the nature of ‘off road’ running some incidents may occur. Safety is always the responsibility of the individual. No runner should act in a way that puts themselves or others in danger. Any runner found acting in a dangerous manner will be disqualified. As an entrant in this event, you accept a care of duty to yourself and other runners. If you find another runner in difficulty is your responsibility to offer assistance. This may be helping them walk to the nearest Marshal or to run onto the next Marshal and inform them of the incident. If you are unable to finish the race for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact the nearest Marshal and inform them of your withdrawal and also report to the Race officials at the finish area. You must listen to and obey instruction given by Race Officials and Marshals at any time during the event, failure to do so will result in disqualification. Although this is a competitive event and everyone wants to win, give way to faster runners. Any runner found intentionally slowing down other runners will be disqualified. Leave no sign that you were ever here! If you have gels or a drink, please take the empties home with you, if a water station is provided please use the nearby bin. The marshals are here for your safety, not to clear up your mess. All the event staff, Marshals, time keepers & first aiders are volunteers, so thank them because without them you wouldn’t be here.

Showers: Available at the Leisure Centre (there is a £2.00 Charge payable at the Leisure Centre)

Presteigne XC Awards Presentation details

Date: 02/02/2020
Venue: Memorial Hall
Note: The venue for the awards presentation is at the Memorial Hall not the British Legion
Time: From 12:30
Parking: There is limited parking available at the Memorial Hall, however there are plenty of spaces at the locations marked on the map (charges may apply)
Footwear: Must be clean (or there will be an additional charge put on the hire of the Hall)
Charity: All money raised for the refreshments will be donated to St Michael’s Hospice in memory ofGeraint (Wiff) Whiffen former member and dear friend who past away last year

Race 4 – Rotherwas Results.

A big thank you to Hereford Triathlon Club for putting on today’s race, the final race of the winter league is at Presteigne early February (full details to follow)

Race 3 Results  – Queenswood Country Park: Sunday December 1st, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who turned out to the 3rd race of the Herefordshire XC Winter League today, A fantastic effort by the team of Reds who put in great performances on the trails of the Queenswood Course. 

We had a First place in both the men’s and women’s races with Matt James & Katie Synge-Curtis putting in great performances on a challenging course. Matt was joined by Tom Synge-Curtis, Jake Underhill & Ross Cameron to pick up first male team too.

Please find the results below:

A big thankyou to Wye Valley Runners for hosting another great race, Next up is Rotherwas in January.

Race 2 Results, Croft Castle: Sunday 10th November 2019  

Congratulations to everyone who made the trip over the Croft Castle for yesterday XC. 

Please find the results below:

A big thankyou for Croft Ambrey RC for hosting another great race, Next up is Queenswood.

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