WMXC Championships - 18th January 2014 - for results see ‘Latest Championship Results’

05 January 2014

Letters will not be posted out for this event - please confirm attendance in the usual way with the Solihull Team Manager: Richard McIlwraith:
07776 165274 or email me on (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Top twenty finishers at Solihull League Races 1 & 2 are invited to represent Solihull at these County Championships. 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 (Saturday January 18th 2014) 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 2011, 2012 & 2013. 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 18th January 2014 at Warley Woods, Smethwick

  • Venue:

    Directions:
    Warley Woods, SMETHWICK B67 5LX
    From the North take the A4123 - Wolverhampton Rd towards Birmingham and, ¼ mile before the junction with the A456 Hagley Road, take the final left turn into Castle Road East.
    From the South, continue out of the city along the A456 Hagley Road. When you get to Chichester Caravans (McDonalds/Chiquitos restaurant on your right), turn right towards Wolverhampton/Dudley (A4123 - Wolverhampton Rd). After ¼ mile take the first right turn into Castle Road East.
    Once on 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 carry on down the hill until you reach the dip. The park is on your right hand side.
    Parking can be found on the road, (Abbey Rd, Barclay Rd or Lightwoods Hill). All are within 5mins walking distance of the start/finish. Please note that there is a small car park at the golf course end of the Woods, accessible from Lightwoods Hill, but it is used mainly by paying golf customers, so we would be grateful if you could refrain from parking there. N.B:- there are no toilet facilities available, but there is a cafeteria at the Community Pavilion which does have toilets for cafeteria customers.

  • Instructions:

    SOLIHULL WON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2011, 2012 & 2013. 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 - LOOK OUT FOR THE SMITH’S WOOD SPORTS COLLEGE MINIBUS PARKED ADJACENT TO THE COURSE.
    BEST PLACED 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 MAY BE INVITED TO REPRESENT WEST MIDLANDS IN THAT RACE.

    If your child has not run for the Solihull cross-country team in the past, then please complete the parental consent form, available from the team management at the Smith’s Wood Sports College minibus.

  • 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)