Cross country running may hold bad memories of cold, wet school playing fields for some, but it is a great way to enjoy running without pounding the pavements or the track and much less gimicky than these new 'muddy' challenges with barbed wire and ice baths. You don't have to be Mo Farrah to join in either. All abilities welcome, young and old. Spikes are handy especially after periods of heavy rain but some still wear trail shoes. Club colours must be worn and a number pinned to the front. Let's see lots of new faces out there having a go.
If you want to run in the 2017/18 Manchester Area Cross Country League (MACCL) then please contact one of the following people (juniors should consult with their coach first to ensure it is appropriate for them):
· All senior men and junior boys entries: Mike Wharton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Senior and U20 ladies: Sinead Ferguson (email@example.com)
· Junior girls: Lisa Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLEASE NOTE THE IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE FOR THIS YEAR - THERE ARE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PRE-ENTERED AND INTEND TO RUN IN ONE OF THE RACES THEN YOU MUST NOTIFY ONE OF THE CLUB CONTACTS LISTED ABOVE BY THE END OF THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE RACE.
As for previous seasons it is free for you to enter and race and you don't need to pre-select the exact races you want to run, just state your intention to run at least one of them during the season. The club is charged for pre-entries who do not end up running at least one race so please consider whether you will be able to run in at least one of the races. If you think you can only run one race but are not sure you can still enter on the day as opposed to pre-entering but this should be considered a last resort.
For those who have entered in previous years then just let us know that you want to run; for those who are new to the club in order to enter you we need your date of birth and EA competition license number (if you are unsure what this is let us know). Although you can enter at any time during the season, in order to help the MACCL admin team (who have a lot of entries to process by hand) can you try and let us know by the 23rd of September.
Also, please remember to keep your number when you collect it for the first time for the other races. You will be charged for replacement numbers for subsequent races. Or hand it back to your team manager or coach after each race.
The fixture dates are below and also a link to the MACCL website. The start times of each race and approximate distances run as well as other key info can be found on this website.
MATCH 1 :
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017 (not for U11's)
Heaton Park, Manchester. Host Club: Manchester Harriers & AC
MATCH 2 :
SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2017
Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester. Host Club: Salford Harriers & AC
MATCH 3 :
SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2017
University Playing Fields, Manchester. Host Club: Chorlton Runners
MATCH 4 :
SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY 2018
Woodbank Park, Stockport. Host Club: Stockport Harriers & AC
MATCH 5 :
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2018
Wythenshawe Park, Manchester. Host Club: Sale Harriers Manchester AC
Full details are on the website link below.
If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us.