The local cross country season reaches its climax on the afternoon of Sunday 19th January with the fourth and final round of the Law Trust sponsored Cross Country League. The event also doubles as the Isle of Man Cross Country Championships for 2020, with the winners of each age group adding their names to the list of many of the greats of Manx athletics over the years.
This year’s event is hosted by Western AC and will be held at QE2 High School in Peel. The courses for all ages from U13 upwards take the runners onto the adjacent farmland. The timetable is as follows:
The timetable is as follows:
|12.45pm to 2pm||Registration|
|2.00pm||U9 boys – 1 small red lap – 850 metres|
|2.05pm||U9 girls – 1 small red lap – 850 metres|
|2.10pm||U11 boys – 2 small red laps – 1750 metres|
|2.20pm||U11 girls – 2 small red laps – 1750 metres|
U13 boys & girls & short course – 1 and a half small red laps then 1 large yellow lap – 2800 metres
The short course race is not part of the Championships but is a round of the league as usual.
U15 boys & girls, U17 women – 3 yellow laps – 4580 metres
U20, senior, veteran women – 4 yellow laps – 5920 metres
U17 men – 5 yellow laps – 7260 metres
U20, senior, veteran men – 6 yellow laps – 8600 metres
Here is the Timetable.
Here is a map of the course.
Strictly no dogs are allowed on any part of the course. Spectators are asked to keep the course clear during the races.
If you have already paid for the series and have your race number there is no need to attend the registration desk, just go to the start line five minutes before your race. Otherwise payment should be made at the desk where entry forms will be available – forms can also be downloaded from the website linked below. If you have lost your number and need a replacement there will be a separate desk at registration.
Ollie Lockley and Rachael Franklin were the senior champions in 2019, and the latter will certainly be the favourite to add another women’s title to her collection. Ollie will not be competing on Sunday which will leave Alan Corlett as the most likely contender for the senior men’s title.
We hope to see as many of you as possible.
13 January 2020