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Welsh Inter-Regional / Inter-Schools Cross Country Championships

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The 2019 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 first time in 2019. 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.

Imoortant 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 Championsipis annually. Building wor lat the venue means that this event will use a smaller remaining site that offers a compact, undulating course with the start and finish harea 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.


The Races
The first race will be at 11:30. The races will host competitoion 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 mebers per age group and 5 to score

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


Presentations will be made alongside the main entrance to the Brecon Ac Pavilion. 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 1,370m and at 11:30 and 11:40 respectively.

Entries in advance will close at 5pm on Friday 15th November. Entries will also be taken on race morning until 11:00am.

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

Entries for Primary Challenge can be made here


Race Preview can be found here

Useful documents
Map & Timetable