Cross Country 2014/15

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“Mud, rain, wind, hills, snow…we will most probably experience them all this winter at the XC’s, but, it’s all part of the fun. XC makes you a strong runner, no long term training plan should be without it. As our friend Nick Anderson has said in this Runners World article, XC powers up your legs and gives your heart a boost. It builds your muscles to give you more strength and power.

Get ready to see your fitness and strength improve next Spring/Summer by taking part in the XC’s…and here is some more good news…we will always finish each XC race in a lovely cosy pub with a lovely yummy roast!

We are hoping for a big turnout this year, we did so well at KH, it would be great if we continue that and show the rest of the clubs how it is really done!

Absolutely everybody is welcome to take part in the XC’s, all abilities and speeds, please come and join in the fun!”

Shiv x

All results 2014/15 (Excel)

  • Below are the dates of this coming seasons XC races below.
  • Updates will come out on on Facebook and Email nearer the time, but the website will always have the most current information to refer too should you need it.
  • Each race costs £4 (I think based on last year) to enter, correct change payable to myself as soon as you see me on the day would be most appreciated.
  • Normally groups meet at the Sports Centre and car share, with passengers chipping in for travel costs to the driver.
  • Just like the KH series, we need to wear our HRC vests for each race please!
  • If you have any questions email me directly – happy to help!

If you would like to take part, please complete the form below for each race…

 4 January – XC Championships

separate to the XC league but just as fun!

 Framlingham Round 1
26 October 2014 Framlingham Sports Club, Badlingham Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, IP13 9HS
 We will be meeting at the sports centre at 8:15am to leave at 8:30am
The race starts at 11am, it is three loops, lots of ups and downs and hopefully plenty of mud! It is approximately 4.5 miles in distance.
If any juniors in the club would like to run (ages 11-16) the junior race starts at 10:40am, it is one loop of the course and approximately 1.5miles in distance.
 Woodbridge Round 2
7 December 2015 Sutton Village Hall, Woodbridge Road, Sutton, Woodbridge,  IP12 3JQ
11:00am: Junior Race (ages 11-16), single lap of the senior course of approx.2.3 miles
11:15am: Senior Race (ages 16+), this is a two lap course – a sandy and undulating heath land of approx. 5.5 miles
The start line is a short walk/jog from the village hall, ideal for a warm up.
Refreshments will be available within the Village hall
We will meet at the sport centre (Haverhill) at 8:30am to leave at 8:45am.
 Stowmarket Round 5
18 January 2014 Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY

Juniors: 10:45am Seniors: 11am

Two laps of woodland, dips, logs and fields test the runners over the 5 to 6 mile course.Refreshments and toilets provided, but no changing facilities
We will be leaving from the Sports Centre at 9:10am approx meeting at the sports centre for 9am
 Bungay Round 3
15 February 2015 Heveningham Hall, Heveningham, Suffolk, IP19 0PN
The races take place over a mix of grass meadow and (for seniors) woodland tracks.
For those contemplating spikes, both junior and senior races cross two tarmac estate roads; the senior race also uses a concrete underpass and a wooden agricultural bridge twice.The course is likely to be muddy so a change of clothing is advisable.We anticipate that the junior run will start at 11am and the seniors at 11.15.
We will be leaving from the Sports Centre at 8:15am approx meeting at the sports centre for 8am
 Bury Round 5
1 March 2015 Nowton Park, Bury St. Edmunds,  IP29 5BD
We will be leaving from the Sports Centre at 9:45am approx meeting at the sports centre for 9:30am

Link to official Suffolk Cross Country Page (scroll down on their page to view more)

2014/15 Results – updated 14 March

All results 2014/15 (Excel)

 Heres how the scores work -if it helps? Its the best explanation I have had.

 Teams

Scoring teams are 7 men and 3 ladies. The 1st man scores 250 points 2nd 249 and so on. 1st lady 150 2nd 149 etc. With this system even incomplete teams can have a score.

 Individuals.

Men in 5 year age groups from 40, ladies from 35. 1st scores 1, 2nd scores 2, etc.

You have to complete 4 races to qualify (4 best scores count if 5 are completed).

Last years XC page

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