Does anybody fancy giving this XC race a go?
It's approx 10km in Sefton Park and is part of the L&D series, and also the British Athletics Cross Challenge.
It's a great event with unique atmosphere and always attracts a large and high quality field (it's the GB qualifier for the European XC Champs Squad and lots of club runners of all standards travel from around the UK to get involved too). All right on our doorstep!
We had a good turn out last year - be good to have even more Striders racing this year.
Andy - please count me in for this if you can sort the entries. Let me know if you need anything from me.
Anybody else interested?
I'm usually fine for this one.. running hopefully too ;D
Bring the family along, to actually see the fastest runners in the country battling each other...
Famously Paula Ratcliffe, Mo Farah and Andy Vernon all ran at Sefton park in the past.. cross country truly is the bee's knees!
I'm in - always a top day!
Yes Martin, I'm on it. This looks like as good a place as any to drum up interest for this event.
If anybody is interested, pop your names here and I will get as much information as possible.
Please can you include my name on the entries. If was fun last year in the mud!
please put my name down .
I would also like to do it. I think I've finally got over being lapped twice.
The Senior Mens Race (9.8k at 2.00pm) incorporates the L&D fixture and my recollection is that our members (both men and women because L&D have joint races) get free or cheap entry. Alternatively our women could be entered in the Senior Womens race (8.1k at 1.15pm) where our womens teams would get a chance to race against other local, regional and national womens teams.
Count me in Andy
Can you out me down too please. Thanks
Can you put my name down thanks.
Enjoyed this last year, could you please put my name down again this year.
Made it to Mansfield, so i am sure i can find Sefton Park. i am in ,thanks.
What's the start time?
Put my name down please, thanks.
Would like to have a go at this one please. Thanks.
Count me in please
Could you put my name down for this please?
Put me down too please!
Can I enter too please. Thanks.
Sign me up, please!
Please count me in.
Count me in!! :D
Add me pls Andy
I'm in :)
Hi Can you stick Andy Hodson down for the XC in Sefton Park please? Thanks :-) x
Entry form now submitted for this race -
Apologies, I just put Joe and assumed you would pick me up from my eMail address.
Entirely my fault!
British Cross Challenge/L&D race tomorrow at Sefton Park.
Women's race - 1.15pm
Men's race - 2.05pm
I'll be collecting numbers at about 12, then the numbers can be collected from myself and Colin prior to the race. We will have our tent and sail flags up on the field so please arrive promptly to get numbers, etc.
More details including the course map and the starting list can be found here - http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/ (check out the competition! 😉)
Forecast is looking cold and hopefully the races before the senior races will churn the course up nicely for us, bringing together all the elements necessary for a class cross country race!