Entries for the Law Trust Cross-Country League for the 2023/24 season are open. The first round of the series takes place at Port-e-Chee Meadow on the outskirts of Douglas on Sunday 1st October, with racing getting under way at 1pm.
The following three rounds will be at QE2 School in Peel on Sunday 5th November, Crossags in Ramsey on Sunday 3rd December, and the final round incorporating the IOM Championships at the Horses’ Home on Sunday 14th January 2024.
Entries are online only, with no entries on the days of any of the races. The link is https://manxfellrunners.org/iomxc-entry-2023-2024 – thanks to Manx Fell Runners for the use of their online entry system. Families need to complete a separate entry for each individual. Please check age groups carefully – details are on the form. For veteran athletes (35 and above) the category is based on age on the date of the first round (01/10/23). Entries will CLOSE at midnight on Sunday 24th September.
There will be no further opportunity to enter prior to the first round and there will be no entries on the day. The online entry system will re-open prior to rounds two, three and four – more information will be posted at the time.
Payment should be made to IOM Athletics, preferably by Bank Transfer. Details are: Isle of Man Bank, Sort Code 55-91-00, account number 14347237. Details of entry fees are on the entry form. We would encourage entry for the full series as there is a significant saving. Please use your name as payment reference, or in the case of payment for a family, use for example ‘Kelly family’. The cut-off for online payments will be midnight on Wednesday 27th September.
Race numbers must be collected from Manx Harriers clubhouse on the NSC perimeter road on Friday 29th September from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This will be the only collection session, so if you are unable to attend you MUST make arrangements for someone to collect on your behalf. If you are unable to make payment by bank transfer you must pay by cash or cheque (payable to IOM Athletics) when collecting your number. There will be NO entries, form-filling etc. on the day of the race – race day is for racing only!
One further thing to note is that there will as usual be a Short Course race option for U20, senior and veteran athletes. You enter as normal stating your age category, then it’s up to you on the days of the races whether you run the short or long course.