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Cross Country

Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships





The 60th edition of the Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships will take place at Penlan Arena in Brecon on Wednesday 15th February.

Athletes are selected by their School District (eight districts compete) to compete at the Championships where both individual and team awards will be issued. 


If you are not arriving on a team coach, ample parking is available at Brecon High School and further parking is available at Brecon Leisure Centre. Both are only a short walk from the venue. Please do not park on the grass verges along Cerrigcochion Road, outside the entrance to the track - Vehicles may be booked if they do so.

A caterer will be in attendance, selling hot and cold refreshments. Toilets and changing are available at the venue. Further catering and toilets / changing are available for use at the Leisure Centre.

The Start
Competitors need to be close to the start at least 10 minutes before the start of their race BUT not take off their outer gear until told to do so by their team manager or the start team. The Start Co-ordinator will sound a whistle at two minutes to the start when competitors should enter their allocated start pen.  

The Finish
A barcode timing system will be in use and will replace the disc system used at previous editions of these championships.

Race presentations will take place as soon as possible after each race. The presentation area is near the finish area. Awards will be made to the first three athletes in each race and to the first three teams (the first six scoring athletes).


An undulating and winding course will be constructed around playing fields, adjacent to the Athletics track. The course used will be very similar to that used at the 2021 edition. It is a competitors responsibility to walk the course. A course map and timetable will follow.