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Winter Fixtures

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Overview

A draft fixture list has been produced; this will be updated as further information becomes available. Race information for local races can also be found at www.sussexraces.co.uk and www.sussexathletics.net also www.thepowerof10.info can be searched for national fixtures as well as results, click on the fixture button.

X-country-These events are normally in parkland areas. Distances vary but normally range from 2k for U11’s through to 10k+ for senior men. Each course is different, some will have good facilities such as changing and some don’t. There will normally be a Phoenix tent at County events. Although it is possible to run in training shoes spikes are better when it gets muddy. You can change the size of spikes within the shoes. 6mm are for track, 9mm generally for x-country unless very muddy then 12 or 15mm.  In cross country races you are competing for both team and individual honours.  A good turnout is very important as every person from another team you can get ahead of, reduces that team's score against us.

The first x-country race is the County x-country relay championships which is on Saturday 28 September at Goodwood. There are races for all ages, min age 11 on day of race. Please e-mail your team manager if you are interested as teams need to be entered in advance.

We encourage people to do the Sussex x-country league races, there are 4 races, and the County Championships. There are races for all age groups including the U11s. There are also other local events as well as regional and national events.  For the league races, you turn up and register and pay on the day; for the championships please let your manager know as advance entry is required. Entry fees for county championship races are covered by the club.

Indoor track – The nearest indoor track is at Lee Valley. Although it is a long way it is a good facility and unique experience. There are regional championships as well as open meetings for most age groups. See www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/

Indoor Sports Hall – These events are for junior members and are held in sports halls where there are various running and jumping events. The team manager will select a team. There will probably be more people wanting to compete than spaces available so please respect the team managers decisions. There are non scoring sprint events for all.

Road Races – These are normally for athletes aged 17 or older, however there are a few events for juniors, often associated with senior races such as the Brighton half marathon. There are also road relay events for all age groups from U13 upward.

RACE ENTRY

Entries for the sports hall, x-country relays, road relays, county x-country championships and some regional/national events are done by the team manager. The team managers will e-mail when event details are available but if there are any events that you are particularly interested in please e-mail the team manager. All other events athletes have to enter themselves. For some events for U13 and older age groups you may need your English Athletics registration number (EA number). Be aware that National and SEAA regional and events often have very early entry dates, see www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/ and  www.seaa.org.uk/

TEAM MANAGERS

U11/U13 boys and girls – Nicola Swanson niciswanson@hotmail.com

U15/17 Boys – Bruce Warren brucewarren@evolutionarchitecture.co.uk

U15/U17 Girls – Andy Bone andy@jacksonbone.com

Note : in most races U20’s race as seniors and should liaise with the senior team managers

Sports Hall Nicola Swanson niciswanson@hotmail.com

Senior and U20 Ladies – Amelia Culshaw ameliacculshaw@gmail.com

Vets Ladies – Sarah Russell - russell.sarah3@sky.com

Senior and U20 Men – Paul Weir - pauljrweir@gmail.com

o40 Men –Alex Bonzi -  alex_bonzi@hotmail.co.uk

o50 Men – Lance Bellers - lancebellers@btinternet.com

o60 Men – Paul Whelpton - paul@paulwhelpton.plus.com

JUNIOR AGES

Ages are generally as below, there may be variations in some races so please check.

x-country

U11: school years 5 and 6

U13: school years 7 and 8 + school year 6 aged 11 on the day of the race.

U15: school years 9 and 10

U17: school year 11 and 12

Sports hall and indoor track

U11: generally school years 4 and 5.

U13: school years 6 and 7

U15: school years 8 and 9

U17: school year 10 and 11

Fixtures

This shows main local, Sussex County, SE Regional and National fixtures, additional fixtures will be added as they are announced. See also www.sussexraces.co.uk  for other local races and www.thepowerof10.info for national races. ‘All’ in ages column means U13 upwards and (u11) means U11 races are also included.
We will aim to keep this list updated, but please also check our main Fixtures page which often includes links to race entry sites.

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

AGES

Type

Sun 22nd September

South of England Road Relay Championships

Crystal Palace

All

Road

Sat 28th September

Sussex x-country relay championships

Goodwood

All

x-country

Sat 28th September - Sun 6th October

World Athletics Championships

Doha

Select

track

Sun 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon (+10k) Barns Green Senior Road

OCTOBER 2019

     

 

Sun 6th October

National Road Relay Championships

Sutton Coldfield

All

road

Sun 6th October

Lewes Downland 10 mile (and 5 mile)

Lewes

Senior

Trail

Sat 12th October

Sussex Cross Country League (1)

Goodwood

All (u11)

x-country

Sat 12th October

British Cross Challenge

Cardiff

All

x-country

Sat 19th October

South of England Cross Country Relays. 

Wormwood scrubs

 All

x-country

Sun 20th October

BMAF Marathon Champs

York

Masters

road

Sun 20th October

Great South Run

Portsmouth

All(u11)

road

Sun 20th October

Hove Prom 10k

Hove

Senior

road

Sat 26th October

BMAF Cross Country Relay Champs

Long Eaton

Masters

x-country

NOVEMBER 2019

     

 

Sat 2nd November

National Cross Country Relay Championships

Mansfield

All

x-country

Sat 9th November

Sussex Cross Country League (2)

Lancing Manor

All (u11)

x-country

Sat 9th November

British Cross Challenge

Milton Keynes

All

x-country

Sat 16th November

Worthing Sportshall League

Lancing Manor

U11/13

indoor

Sun 17th November

Brighton 10k

Brighton

Senior

road

Sat 23rd November

European Cross Country Trials and British Cross Challenge

Liverpool

All

x-country

Sun 24th November

Crowborough 10k

Crowborough

Senior

Road

Sat 30th November

Sussex Cross Country League (3)

Brighton

All (u11)

x-country

DECEMBER 2019

     

 

Sun 1st December

Lee Valley Indoor Open

Lee Valley

All

indoor

Sat 7th December

South of England Masters and Inter Counties Championships

Horspath

Masters and Select

x-country

Sat 7th December

Worthing Sportshall League

Lancing Manor

U11/13

indoor

Sun 8th December

European Cross Country Championships

Portugal

Select

x-country

Sat 21st December

South of Thames 7.5 mile race

Croydon

Seniors

x-country

JANUARY 2020

     

 

Wed 1st January

New year indoor open (TBC)

Lee Valley

All

indoor

Sat 4th January

Sussex Cross Country Championships

Little Common

All

x-country

Sat4th/Sun 5th

London u13/15/17 indoor games (TBC)

Lee Valley

u13/15/17

indoor

Sat 11TH-Sun 12th

SEAA u15/17 indoor champs (TBC)

Lee Valley

u15/17

indoor

Tuesday14th January

Possible alternative date for schools

   

 

Wed 15th January

Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships 

Waterhall Brighton

Sch Yr 8 to 13

x-country

Sat 18th January

Sussex Masters Cross Country Championships

Coombe Farm, Lancing

Masters

x-country

Sat 18th Sun 19th

SEAA U20/senior indoor champs (TBC)

Lee Valley

U20/senior

indoor

Sat 25th January

South of England Cross Country Championships

Parliament Hill

All

x-country

Sat 25th Sun 26th

London U20/Senior indoor games (TBC)

Lee Valley

U20/senior

indoor

FEBRUARY 2020

     

 

Sat 1st February

BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Cross Country Championships)

Edinburgh

Students

x-country

Sat 1st February

Worthing Sportshall League

Lancing

U11/13

indoor

Sat 8th February

Sussex Cross Country League (4)

Little Common

All (u11)

x-country

Sat 22nd February

English National Cross Country Championships

Nottingham

All

x-country

Sat 22nd Sun 23rd

England U15/17/20 indoor champs (TBC)

Sheffield

U15/17/20

indoor

Sun 23rd February

Brighton Half marathon and mini miles

Brighton

All (u11)

road

MARCH 2020

     

 

Sat 7th March

UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

Loughborough

select

x-country

Sat 14th March

English Schools Cross Country Championships

Liverpool

select

x-country

Sat 21st March

South of England 6/12 Stage Road Relay Championships

Milton Keynes

Seniors & U20s

road

Sun 22nd March

Sportshall Inter-Counties

Burgess Hill

Select

indoor

APRIL 2020

     

 

Sat 4th April

Sussex Road Relays

Christs Hospital School

All

road

Sat 4th April

National 6/12 Stage Road Relay Championships

Sutton Coldfield

Seniors & U20s

road

Sat 18th

Brighton Marathon mini miles

Brighton

Junior (u11)

Road

Sun 19th

Brighton Marathon

Brighton

Senior

Road

Sun 26th

London Marathon

London

Senior

road