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Oxon Cross-Country League – 4th Nov

Looking forward to getting muddy?

Sophie leading an impressive WHH team

Our first OCCL fixture is Newbury Showground on Sunday 4th November, so you’ve got the opportunity to run and get muddy with us at the cross-country (XC).

Both our seniors teams were promoted last year.  However, a (probable) record turnout and a fantastic team effort meant our women’s team dominated Div. 3, and delivered an impressive 2nd place in the league out of thirty-eight Oxfordshire teams!   How do we build on this?  Have the men’s team been inspired?

 

Newbury Showground

We’re looking forward to the first fixture on the 4th November at Newbury Showground.  It’s nearby, a relatively flat course, and a gentle introduction to the season.

An autumnal Stan & Freddie

  • 9.55am.  Under 9 Girls & Boys race.  approx 1200m
  • 10.00am. U11 Girls – approx 1500m
  • 10.10am.  U11 Boys – approx 1500m
  • 10.20am. U13 Girls – approx 2500m
  • 10.30am. U13 Boys – approx 2500m
  • 10.45am. U15/17 Girls – approx 3500m
  • 11.00am. U15/17 Boys – approx 4800m
  • 11.20am. Men – approx 8500m
  • 12.00. Women – approx 6500m

 

OCCL Fixtures

Sam Marshall leading the WHH men at Swindon XC

The OCCL are the 1st Sunday of the month through the Autumn/Winter.

  • Sun 4th Nov. Newbury Showground
  • Sun 2nd Dec.  Cirencester
  • Sun 6th Jan.  Horspath, Oxford
  • Sun 3rd Feb.  Adderbury
  • Sun 3rd Mar.  Henley

 

 

 

Cost

The club pay for the entry, so it’s included in your membership. 

Kit

Runners are expected to wear a club vest (or T-Shirt).
A pair of off-road/trail shoes or spikes are strongly recommended If you’re a junior trying XC for the first time, we may have a spare pair we can lend you.
 
You can collect your numbers on the day from the WHH tent  Please retain them for the season.

Photography

Barry Cornelius will be taking pictures on the day of U17 races and above.  No pictures of the U9 – U15 age groups.
If you prefer not to have your photo taken,
  • Please inform Simon Leech .  We will assume consent, if we don’t hear otherwise.
  • Mark your number with a large red cross so you can be easily identified.

Team

We can enter as many runners as wish in each race category.  In the Women’s and Junior races categories the first 3 Harriers across the finish line score as the ‘A’ team.  The next 3 Harriers become the ‘B’ team.  In the Men’s race it’s the same principle with the first 7 Harriers across the line scoring as the ‘A’ team, etc.

We’d encourage any Harriers who’d like to give it a go.  The more the merrier!

If you’re interested in giving it a go or have any questions, please contact XC Manager, Simon Leech.  simonmarcleech@gmail.com

Oxfordshire Cross Country League

Looking for more information?  More details here

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