Record Women’s entries in the XC relays..

Another big entry has been received for this years Saucony English Cross Country Relays. A total of 1178 Teams had been received across the 10 Championships at entry closure, not quite a record but only 17 short of the top total of 1195 received in 2012 and reversed the trend of the last 3 years which had seen small decreases.

However, record numbers have been received in two of the age groups with 161 Teams entered in the Senior Women’s race – 6 up on the previous record and 58 entered in the Junior Women’s event – up 3 on the previous best.
There are in fact entries high than last year in all other age groups with some approaching previous bests.

Nos. entered this year in all the age groups are:
Senior Men 224, Senior Women 161, Junior Men 85, Junior Women 58, Under 17 Men 107, Under 17 Women 93, Under 15 Boys 107, Under 15 Girls 120, Under 13 Boys 106, Under 13 Girls 117.

This is the 31st time the Championships have been held since the first was staged at Crystal Palace in 1985, while the Championships have been at Berry Hill Park since 1989 so this is the 28th year there and the 29th time (2 events held in 1998).

Getting to Berry Hill Park
When approaching Berry Hill Park look out for signage directing you to parking in the Park. Once again we have arranged free parking, please park and drive responsibly in the Park. Coaches will be directed to Blackscotch Lane where parking will be allowed opposite the Park. To make sure we have enough parking please let us know if you are coming by Coach or large Minibus, by emailing with the information.

If using a Sat Nav then the following post codes will be needed.
NG18 4JR This is the post code of the house immediately opposite to the main entrance gate to the park on Lichfield Lane.
NG18 4JW This is the post code of Berry Hill School which is immediately adjacent to the park gate entrance on Blackscotch Lane – near to the far end of the course at the other end of the park.

Event Administration
Collection of Nos and Chips will take place in a LARGE MARQUEE IN THE CENTRE OF THE ATHLETICS TRACK.

DECLARATIONS: A few days before the event day Team Managers will be emailed a link to declare their runners online. This link can be used to start and edit declarations up until midnight the Friday before the event. Any changes or declarations can be made on the event site on the morning of the event under small Popup Marquees opposite the Admin. Marquee on laptops provided by FR Systems. . Please Note that Chips & Nos for the first 5 races will be available from 9:00am. However Chips & Nos for the last 5 events the U13 Boys, U15 Girls, U15 Boys, Snr Women and Snr Men WILL NOT be available for collection until 11:00am.