Round 3 of the Law Trust Cross-Country League takes place at a brand-new venue for cross-country, the Horse’s Home on Richmond Hill, on Sunday 4th December. This round is organised by Manx Harriers, with the first race getting underway at 1pm. There is a large car park which should accommodate everyone (although car-sharing would be helpful if possible), and the on-site café will be open.
The course is likely to be very muddy so runners should make sure shoelaces are well tied, and officials and spectators are advised to wear wellies and overtrousers.
The minimum age for competitors in the under-nine races is seven years on the day of the race.
Any competitor who has not yet competed in the series must enter online by midnight on Friday (link below). A course map is also available to view. There are no entries on the day, but your race number can be collected from registration. 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 small charge. If you have your race number and have already paid your entry you do not need to attend the registration desk.
Timetable and approximate distances are as follows:
12 noon to 1pm – Course open for inspection and registration desk open
1.00pm – Under 9 boys and girls, 800 metres (1 small lap)
1.10pm – Under 11 boys, 1,600 metres (2 small laps)
1.20pm – Under 11 girls, 1,600 metres (2 small laps)
1.30pm – Under 13 boys & girls and short course, 3,300 metres (1 small lap, 1 large lap)
1.30pm – Under 17 men & women, junior women, 5,800 metres (1 small lap, 2 large laps)
2.00pm – Under 15 boys & girls, 5,000 metres (2 large laps)
2.00pm – Senior & veteran women, 7,500 metres (3 large laps)
2.00pm – Junior, senior, veteran men, 10,000 metres (4 large laps)
Here is the map
Please report to the start line of your race at least five minutes before the start time. Spectators please keep off the racing line, obey instructions from marshals and keep off the starting straight after 1pm.