West Midlands Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 21st January 2012

24 December 2011

Top twenty finishers at Solihull League Races 1, 2 and/or 3 are invited to represent Solihull at these County Championships. Letters are being sent to schools on 9th January for distribution through staff in charge of cross country. There is a charge of 50 pence per competitor (levied by WMSCCA), payable to the Solihull team management on the day.
Please confirm your intention to compete at the Saturday West Midlands Cross Country Championships (January 21st 2012) by contacting me at school
(07776 165274) or emailing me on (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
SOLIHULL WON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN JANUARY 2011. WE WILL NEED MOST (IF NOT ALL) OF OUR OUTSTANDING RUNNERS TO BE AVAILABLE IF WE ARE TO REPEAT THE FEAT THIS SEASON!
Thanks
Richard McIlwraith

  • Date:

    Saturday 21st January 2012 at Warley Woods, Smethwick

  • Venue:

    Directions:
    Please note these details were amended on 7th January (following guidance from course organiser)
    Warley Woods, SMETHWICK B67 5LX
    The course can be reached by taking the A4123 (Wolverhampton Rd - heading south), then taking the last left turn, before you reach the junction with the A456 Hagley Road, into Castle Road East. Go past Warley Baptist Church on your left, Lightwoods Primary School on your right and at the top of the road turn left into Harborne Road. You will see the Woods on the right. Continue on past Warley Water Tower and down the hill until you reach the junction with Abbey Rd. Turn right and you will see the park on your right hand side as you travel down the hill.
    Parking can be found on either Abbey Rd, Barclay Rd or Lightwoods Hill. All have direct access into the park. Please note that the Lightwoods Hill entrance does have a car park but it is used mainly by golf customers and does get full up, so we would be grateful if you could refrain from parking here. N.B. - there are no toilet facilities available.

  • Instructions:

    SOLIHULL WON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN JANUARY 2011. WE WILL NEED MOST (IF NOT ALL) OF OUR OUTSTANDING RUNNERS TO BE AVAILABLE IF WE ARE TO REPEAT THE FEAT THIS SEASON!
    Runners should arrive an hour or so before their race to register with the Solihull team management, to warm up and to acquaint themselves with the course.
    10.00am U12 Girls (Year 7) approx. 2000m
    10.20am U12 Boys (Year 7) approx. 3000m
    10.40am U14 Girls (JUNIOR) (Year 8/9) approx. 3000m
    11.00am U14 Boys (JUNIOR) (Year 8/9) approx. 4000m
    11.20am U16 Girls (INTER) (Year 10/11) & Senior Girls (Year 12/13) approx. 4000m [the race is split at the end and scored separately]
    11.40am U16 Boys (INTER) (Year 10/11) approx. 5000m
    12.00pm Senior Boys (Year 12/13) approx. 6000m
    The course is suitable for spikes. If you do not possess any, your PE teacher may have some for you to borrow.
    Course maps will be available on the day. Changing facilities are limited so you are advised to come changed.
    Solihull vests will be loaned out by the team manager.
    TOP TWENTY FINISHERS AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS GIVE THEMSELVES A CHANCE OF SELECTION FOR ENGLISH SCHOOLS (JUNIOR, INTER & SENIOR AGE-GROUPS). THERE MAY ALSO BE AN INTER-COUNTY RACE IN FEBRUARY, AND ALL TOP TWENTY FINISHERS WILL BE INVITED TO REPRESENT WEST MIDLANDS IN THAT RACE.

  • Contacts:

    • Solihull Team Manager is Richard McIlwraith - 07776 165274 - (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)