BA Cross Country

Saturday January 12th 2019 

See details below or download PDF:  BA XC Event Details

Start your 2019 off with the first local XC race of the year.  Organised by Insch Trail Runners and JSK RC, this is a new event to the calendar and run on the fields behind BA Stores.  There is a choice of either a 4k or 8k race (or both if you’re that way inclined!).

This is a senior race only (must be 17 or over) and entry will be on the day.  There will be cash prizes for main winners of each race along with the usual age category prizes.  Details of the race start times as follows.

8K race – £10 (£8 for SA Member) – 1.30pm Start

2 undulating laps going across the grass fields and out through the trees (see course map for details).  About 70% grass and 30% gravel/dirt path.  Suitable for spikes *

*Note: Whilst we believe the route is suitable for spikes there are a few larger stones and tree roots when going through the tree section.  We advise runners take a second pair of trail shoes and assess that area of the course prior to the race.

4K race – £7 (£5 for SA Member) – 11.30am Start

2 undulating laps solely on good quality grass (same route as the 8k but without the extension through the trees).  Suitable for spikes.  Ideal race for runners wanting to try out XC for the first time.

BA Stores XC Route Final Draft

The site does have plenty room should any clubs want to take along a gazebo (could be handy with the weather in January).

Race Timings:

Time  
10am Registration opens for both events
11.10am Registration closes for 4k race
11.20am Exit from car park closes (people can still enter car park)
11.25am 4k race briefing.  Be at start line for this time
11.30am 4k race start
12.00pm Car park re-opens fully.  Allows 4k runners to leave if required. *
12.30pm Prize giving for 4k race (next to registration tent)
1.10pm Registration closes for 8k race
1.15pm Car park fully closes. No entry or exit allowed.
1.25pm 8k race briefing.  Be at start line for this time.
1.30pm 8k race start
2.45pm Car park re-opens to allow runners to leave *
3.00pm Prize giving for 8k race (next to registration tent)

*Note: Car park opening times are an approximation.  Car park will not re-open until all runners have completed the race.  This is to ensure the safety of the runners.  See map layout for car park entry and exit details.

 

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