XC (Cross Country) Championships
The club now has a different format for the XC races throughout the Autumn and Winter months. The best 5 results out of 12 races will count towards winning trophies for a number of age categories.
2021/22 XC RACES
3-Oct WEST YORKSHIRE XC Cleckheaton 30-Oct WEST YORKSHIRE XC Nunroyd 14-Nov PECO XC Venue TBC 21-Nov WEST YORKSHIRE XC Thornes Park 05-Dec PECO XC Temple Newsam 12-Dec WEST YORKSHIRE XC Harrogate Showground 19-Dec PECO XC Middleton (Rothwell Harriers & A.C. are hosting this one) 08-Jan YORKSHIRE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Venue TBC) 23-Jan PECO XC West Park/Becketts Park 29-Jan NORTHERN XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Pontefract Racecourse 20-Feb PECO XC Roundhay Park 26-Feb NATIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Parliament Hill, London
This is a series of five cross country races and is a competition for the local running clubs around Leeds. Each club can enter as many members as they wish, there are competitions for individual runners as well as teams of runners which are simply based on mens and ladies teams, there is also a mens and ladies veterans team competition.
The Men are in division 1 and are looking for promotion to the Premier Division. The Ladies are in division 2 and are looking for promotion back to division 1. The way our teams can win promotion is to have at least 9 runners competing in each race for both the mens team (9 runners) and ladies team (only 7 runners), there can be more than 9 runners but it’s the fastest 9 runners to cross the finish line in the men’s team that score points for the team, i.e. 1 point for 1st overall, 2 points for 2nd overall etc.
So, if our team of men consist of 12 runners and the fastest 9 finish in 1st, 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th place, the men’s team will score 361 points (1+10+20+30+40+50+60+70+80). The team with the lowest number of points wins that day and is awarded 1 point. The team who is awarded the lowest number of points at the end of the 5 races is announced as the winning team in each division.
Previous results of the leagues overall can be found here: Peco Home Page
In addition to the PECO league, we have in the past had our own in-club competition so no matter how we do as teams, we have had our own winners within the club and receive club trophies for their efforts. As described above, from 2017-18 season our in-club XC Championships are based on the best 5 of 12 XC races available.
Championship results from previous years are available to download from below –
The rules of our XC Championship are here:
THERE WILL BE 12 RACES IN THIS SEASONS XC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
THESE WILL BE
4 X WEST YORKSHIRE XC
5 X PECO XC
THE YORKSHIRE XC CHAMPIONSHIP
THE NORTHERN XC CHAMPIONSHIP
THE NATIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIP
SCORING WILL BE 1st MALE HARRIER SCORES 100 PTS ,2nd 99 PTS 3rd 98 PTS ETC
1st FEMALE HARRIER SCORES 100 PTS, 2nd 99 PTS 3rd 98 PTS ETC
THE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE DECIDED ON YOUR BEST 5 RACES OUT OF 12 AND YOU MUST DO AT LEAST 5 RACES TO QUALIFY FOR TROPHIES
TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
1st , 2nd & 3rd MALE AND FEMALE UNDER 45
1st , 2nd & 3RD MALE AND FEMALE OVER 45
1st AND 2nd MALE V55+
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE UNDER 45 WINNER AND AN OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE OVER 45 WINNER.
IF ANY RUNNERS HAVE SAME SCORE AFTER 5 RACES HEAD TO HEAD WILL DECIDE FINAL POSITIONS
IF SCORES ARE STILL LEVEL COUNT BACK WILL APPLY.