Friday, December 7, 2012

Cumbria team for Inter-Counties XC -Birmingham, March 9th 2013

Note from Noel Hakeman of Cumbria AA:

The UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships will be on Saturday 9th March 2013. Counties are invited to enter a squad of 15 athletes, with 9 to run and 6 to score for the team in Senior Men and Senior Women’s races. In the junior categories counties enter up to 12 athletes per event with 8 to run and 4 to score for team competition.

With the change of date of the Cumbria County Champs, from Dec to January (5th), we do not have a lot of time to select and inform runners and get entries to the CAU.

The selection of competitors will again be based on the results of the Cumbria County XC Championships on Jan 5th 2013 at Fitz Park, Keswick. County XC Champs entry form here.

It is a condition that those that enter (not run) the County Championships will get priority in the selection process. (Please ensure you fill in the part of the form "If selected I do/do not wish to represent Cumbria AA at the UK CAU Inter-County
Championships being held...".

If you are not running in the county championships, but would like to b considered for selection it is imperative to let me know before Jan 5th. We are hoping to select the team during the week after the Champs and inform runners during that week. Please ensure you fill in your email address on the entry form.
We would like to but are unlikely to raise a full team in the u17 and u20 events. U20 should note the qualifying date is “under20 on Dec 31st 2013". Note that there is no under11 in the Inter-Counties although under11 can run in the under 13 if they are 11 on the day of the race. Note also that there are no veterans events.

To be selected you must have a county qualification. i.e. lived in Cumbria for 9 months before March 2013 or been born in Cumbria. You can also qualify if your parents lived in Cumbria at the time of birth
or are serving in the forces at a base in Cumbria.

At Birmingham you will need to run in a (Red/Yellow/Green) county vest. We have some of these for sale at £15 and you can collect these at the MLL meetings at Hyndburn or Lancaster on Jan 12th or Feb 9th, or by arrangement. 

Cumbria County XC Championships entry form here

More details on the Inter Counties XC on the UKCAU website here

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