Salford Schools Cross Country Championships 2016-17
Full competition rules and information for schools and parents can be found by scrolling down through the mini-site, below.
Provisional dates for the Salford Schools Cross Country 2016-17 are as follows:
05 November 2016 - Bolton Road playing fields
26 November 2016 - Buile Hill Park
10 December 2016 - Bolton Road playing fields
21 January 2017 - Buile Hill Park followed by presentation.
Information about each of the courses can be found below alongside the entry form. Please note that the courses are representative and may be subject to change at no notice.
There will be combined age group races at the following times:
Year 3 & 4 Boys - 9.30 a.m (Distance approx 1000m)
Year 3 & 4 Girls - 9.40 a.m (Distance approx. 1000m)
Year 5 & 6 Boys - 9.50 a.m (Distance approx 1500m)
Year 5 & 6 Girls - 10.00 a.m (Distance approx 1500m)
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME AS RACES START PROMPTLY
There are no changing facilities at the race venues. Competitors need to come ready to compete.
Selected athletes will represent the city of Salford at the Greater Manchester Primary Schools XC Championships to be held on 04 February 2017 at Heaton Park, Manchester.
To contact the race organisers please use the following e-mail address:
About the series
The Salford Schools' Cross Country Races are a series of four races held on Saturday mornings across Salford.
Schools are invited to enter teams of children or individual runners in all or some of the races. Following the final race, a presentation will be held to award medals to the top three teams and top three individuals in each category. Individual entries are also accepted- please email us for an entry form
Please note that it is normal for the events to continue in wind and rain, yet on occasions of extremes of snow and ice, or unusually heavy rain, events have in the past been cancelled. On some occasions weather circumstances mean that a decision to cancel may not be made until the morning of the event.- if in doubt check the website.
In the event of a meeting being postponed team managers will be notified via email in the week leading up to the event and a notice placed at the top of this mini site.
If you need to contact the organising team for any reason then please do so by e-mailing email@example.com
We would warmly welcome any staff or parents that would be willing to assist with marshalling. There are also other ways in which you can help. Please use the link below to find out more and the above e-mail address if you are able to offer your assistance.
And finally- while races take place in public parks, we would respectfully ask that all supporters and spectators lend their support in an enthusiastic but appropriate manner. The event is run by volunteers for the enjoyment of our children. We want everyone to leave having had a positive experience. Any inappropriate behaviour, whether verbal or physical, reflects badly on us all and leaves indelible marks on our children and on our event. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
Numbers to run and score
1. There are no limits to the numbers of children permitted to run in any race, but the first 4 finishers per school in each age/gender category will score as members of their team.
2. Where a school can't raise enough runners to make a team, individual runners may be entered.
At the finish of each race - the first 20 individuals will receive a certificate.
At the conclusion of the four events - the first 3 individual boys and girls in each year group overall will receive a medal.
For boys and girls the team awards are:
Year 3/4 teams: First 4 runners, in any combination, to count towards the team score
Year 5/6 teams: First 4 runners, in any combination, to count towards the team score
Teams will be awarded points per position on the day:
ie 1st team -10 points, 2nd team 9 points etc
The overall points total will determine the team prizes. Four scoring members (selected by the teacher) of each of the first three teams in each age and gender category will receive a medal. Additional team medals can be ordered at a cost to the school following the presentation.