Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships
WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY
Race 1 JG Results
Race 2 JB Results
Race 3 SG Results
Race 4 Y7B Results
Race 5 Y7G Results
Race 6 SB Results
Race 7 MG Results
Race 8 MB Results
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.
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.
A barcode timing system will be in use and will replace the disc system used at previous editions of these championships.
Provisional results are available “LIVE” from the Opentrack Website and can also be found via the Welsh Athletics website.
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).
Races will use an undulating and winding course, adjacent to the Athletics track. The course used will be identical to that used at the 2022 edition. It is a competitors responsibility to walk the course.
The event risk assessment requires that ALL competing athletes walk the course before they race. This is partly to make sure that they know where they are going but, more importantly, so that they can check that the course is, in their opinion, free of hazards. If there are any concerns, athletes and their team managers will need to contact Derek Price (Clerk of Course), the Race Referee or Alex Donald (Event Manager). This can be done by enquiring at the Registration desk.
The course can be walked at any time but please do not impede on the course during a race.
A course map and timetable can be found here.
Our retail store will be open at the event, with t-shirts starting from £17.50 and hoodies from £30. Both cash and card payments will be taken on the day.
SELECTION FOR THE SIAB CROSS COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL
Selections will be based on the following:
• First 6 “past the post” at the Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships (to be held at Brecon on Wednesday, February 15th) to be automatically selected in the Junior and Middle teams to represent the Association at SIAB or (if preferred) a place in the Mixed Relay Teams
• The final 2 places for the full course Junior and Middle teams and the mixed relay teams will be selected from the following on current form at the following races:
- Performances at the Welsh Inter-Schools/Inter Regional Championships on 19th November, the Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships on 15th February & Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships on 25th February
- 2023 Indoor performances will be considered for the mixed relays.
Athletes unable to compete in the Championships can ask for special consideration at the selection meeting (via use of the approved proforma through District Team Managers).
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