Cross-country 2018/19

Message from Phil Marshall

As most of you know we are in the Oxfordshire Cross Country League (often referred to as Oxford Mail after the newspaper that ‘sponsor’ the league).The league has 5 fixtures which are on the first Sunday of every month from November 2018 to March 2019. There is no athlete entry cost for these events, it is all paid for by the club. If you raced in at least one fixture last season then I will automatically enter you this season, so you will have a number/bib waiting for you at the events. If you didn’t race last year or are new to the club then please contact me if you would like me to enter you or you have questions (note if I’ve spoken to you directly about cross country at training etc. then I will also enter you). Cross Country is open to any club member, male and female of any standard, there are age grades and it is a great event where every finishing position can help the team placing.

The league website is http://www.oxonxc.org.uk with event and fixture information, but they are as below so please put in your calendar.

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 – Newbury Showground
Sun, 2 Dec 2018 – Cirencester Park
Sun, 6 Jan 2019 – Horspath Stadium, Oxford
Sun, 3 Feb 2019 – Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury
Sun, 3 Mar 2019 – Henley Showground

As you can see the first fixture is at Newbury Showground, hosted by ourselves, so any club member that doesn’t race, we would be very grateful if you could volunteer to help marshal or some other duties like car park directing.

There are also other cross country championship races throughout the season, including the Berkshire County Champs and Berks, Bucks & Oxon Champs – the latter also being held at Newbury Showground and hosted by our club, so again will need some help; but I’ll document details of these in a separate post.

Please message me if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you out on the country!

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