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Welsh Inter Regional /Inter-Schools Cross Country Championships

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Date: Saturday 20th November

Venue: Penlan Arena, Brecon

Results will be uploaded when possible and are all provisional

Race 01 Primary Girls 11:30 AM Results
Race 02 Primary Boys- updated 11:45 AM Results
Race 03 Senior Women & Master Women (35, 45, 55) 12:00 PM Results
Race 04 U13 Girls (Yr 7 & 8) - updated 12:45 PM Results
Race 05 U13 Boys (Yr7 & 8) - updated 1:00 PM Results
Race 06 U15 Girls (Yr9 & 10) - updated 1:15 PM Results
Race 07 U15 Boys (Yr9 & 10) - updated 1:35 PM Results
Race 08 U17 Women (Yr11 & 12) & U20 Women (Yr 13 & 14) 1:55 PM Results
Race 09 U17 Men (Yr11 & 12) & U20 Men (Yr 13 & 14) 2:25 PM Results
Race 10 Senior Men & Master Men (35, 45, 55) - updated 2:50 PM Results


Course map 

The 2021 Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships will take place in a combined fixture with the Welsh Inter-Schools Championships at Penlan Arena in Brecon.

The event will also host the Welsh Colleges Cross Country Championships in the U17 / U20 races.

Some event information follows;

The Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships will be held in conjunction with the Welsh Inter-Schools Championships for the second time in 2021. The event will use a new course at the tried and tested venue, the Penlan Arena in Brecon.

Parking is available at Brecon High School (LD3 9SR) using the old school entrance and the new school entrance which is the first left turn after the leisure centre, travelling north on the B4602. Both locations share the same postcode. The venue is then just a short walk away and will be clearly marked.

Additional parking is available at Brecon Leisure Centre (LD3 9SR)

Important Notice: Please DO NOT PARK ON THE B4602. You may be booked.

Race HQ including the registration function will be based at the Brecon AC Pavilion alongside the Athletics Track. Registration will open at 9:30. Numbers for the Inter-Regional Championships should be collected by Regional Team Managers. Numbers for athletes competing only in the Inter-Schools Championships can be collected by athletes / School Teachers.

All numbers must be collected no later than 40 mins before the race start time.

The Venue
The Penlan Arena has traditionally been used for cross country racing for decades and holds the Welsh Schools and Welsh Inter-Schools Cross Country Championships annually. Building work at the venue means that this event will use a smaller remaining site that offers a compact, undulating course with the start and finish area on the opposite side of the Athletics Track, to the Brecon AC Pavilion.

The pavilion will be used for race registration and a tuck shop will also be available, operated by local club Brecon AC.

Toilets and changing facilities are available near the start / finish area as indicated on the course map and at the leisure centre. Toilets for event staff / volunteers are available at the pavilion.

The Races
The first race will be at 11:30. The races will host competition both in the Welsh Inter-Regional Championships, Welsh Inter-Schools Championships and Welsh Colleges Championships. 

The races will use a winding / technical course that is undulating and is expected to be very muddy in places.

Team size and scoring is as follows;

Primary Challenge Races
School years 5 & 6 (9yrs and over): No maximum amount of team members with 3 to score

Inter-Regional Championships
U13 - U17: 15 team members with 8 to score
U20: 15 team members with 5 to score
Seniors: 15 team members and 8 to score
Masters: 15 team members per age group and 5 to score

Inter-Schools Championships
U13 - U20: School teams with no maximum limit on team members and 4 to score

Presentations will be made near the entrance to the course at the finish area as soon as results are available following each race.

Where possible presentations will be made for all categories on the day as follows;

Primary Races: 1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals and winning teams

Inter-Regional Championships / Inter-Schools / Welsh Colleges: 1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals / 1st, 2nd, 3rd teams

Primary Races
There is one race for girls, and one for boys, both 1,455m and at 11:30 and 11:45 respectively.

Entries will close at 5pm on Wednesday 17th November. No entries will be taken on the day.

Prizes will be issued for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd individual athletes and for the winning team.

Covid-19 Specific Information

All attendees are advised to monitor themselves on a daily basis for any sign of COVID-19 symptoms as well as general health.  Everyone should follow the advice of their GP or medical practitioner where appropriate. 

Anyone due to attend the races that is showing signs of ill health or symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend the races. 

No one should attend the competition in any capacity if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, or have done in the last 14 days.

The outdoor nature of this event means that it is considered safe.

Specific Covid-19 Arrangements:

•            Use of face coverings will be recommended where possible
•            P.P.E will be provided on-site for staff / volunteers / officials
•            A Track and Trace system will be in use but not mandatory
•            Hand Sanitiser will be offered at the registration marquees and at the VIP and Presentation areas
•            The start area will be increased in size to allow for more room between competitors and gathering time will be reduced from five minutes to two minutes, before the start
•            The course width will be widened in all places
•            The finish area will be increased in size
•            The P.A. System will be used to remind all event attendees of their responsibility to socially distance

All event attendees are advised that if they experience COVID-19 symptoms less than seven days after the event, they must report this using the NHS COVID-19 App -


Role-specific training will be provided on the day, to make sure you understand what's involved and in order to support you. You'll get close to the action...MORE INFORMATION HERE

Please let us know you're available and your preferred roles REGISTER HERE.

If you have any questions related to signing up for a volunteering opportunity, please email Zoe Holloway