Round 3 of the Law Trust Cross-Country League takes place at Crossags in Ramsey on Sunday 3rd December, and is hosted by Northern AC.
Any competitor who has not yet competed in the series must enter online by midnight on Thursday 30th November here. A course map is also available to view here. There are no entries on the day, but your race number can be collected from registration if you have not competed in an earlier round. If you have not already paid for this round you need to do so by bank transfer (details on the entry form), or by cash or by cheque payable to IOM Athletics at registration between 12 noon and 1pm on Sunday.
Those who have already competed in the series should wear the same race number. If you have lost your number, a replacement is available from registration from 12 noon to 1pm for a £2 charge. If you have your race number and have already paid your entry you do not need to attend the registration desk.
The minimum age for competitors in the under-nine races is seven years on the day of the race.
The under-nine and U11 races use the bottom field. The courses for all ages from U13 upwards take the runners onto challenging terrain including a significant climb through fields and woodland with a shallow stream crossing.
There is no parking at the venue. Competitors are asked to park in the vicinity of Ramsey Grammar School and walk up Crossags Lane at Schoolhouse Corner. The tarmac lane crosses the golf course and leads to the pavilion at the campsite which will be race HQ. Allow 10 minutes for the walk.
A refreshment van will be on site selling tea / coffee etc, and there are toilet facilities, but the showers will not be in use.
The timetable is as follows:
12 noon to 1pm – Registration
1.00pm – U9 girls – 2 small laps – 920 metres
1.10pm – U9 boys – 2 small laps – 920 metres
1.20pm – U11 girls – 3 small laps – 1,380 metres
1.30pm – U11 boys – 3 small laps – 1,380 metres
1.45pm – U13 boys & girls & short course – 1 small lap, 1 large lap – 2,890 metres
1.45pm – U17 men & women – 1 small lap, 2 large laps – 5,320 metres
2.15pm – U15 boys & girls –2 large laps – 4,860 metres
2.15pm – U20/senior/veteran women – 3 large laps – 7,290 metres
2.15pm – U20/senior/veteran men – 4 large laps – 9,720 metres
Please report to the start line of your race at least five minutes before the start time. Spectators please keep off the racing line and obey instructions from marshals.