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PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Our forthcoming Primary Cross Country Championships will take place in Beaufort Co-Operative School on Thursday 16th November.

All schools taking part please ensure that pupils bring warm clothing, waterproofs, water and snacks. Due to the nature of this event pupils will be waiting long periods during other races, please prepare them for this.

Event Lead
Beaufort Co-Operative Academy is supporting the GSSN with the running of the event.

The Teams
There are five age categories for boys and girls to compete in individually and as a team. 
1st – Year 2 Boys / Year 2 Girls
2nd – Year 3 Boys / Year 3 Girls
3rd – Year 4 Boys / Year 4 Girls
4th – Year 5 Boys / Year 5 Girls
5th– Year 6 Boys / Year 6 Girls

Teams consist of a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 athletes in each category (6 or 4 boys and 6 or 4 girls from each year group)

The Competition Format
The distances to be run will be approximately:
-          600m for Year 2
-          600m for Year 3
-          1200m for Year 4
-          1800m for Year 5
-          1800m for Year 6

The course is clearly marked out and the children will follow a Secondary School student around the course.

Format of the day
10.30 Schools arrive / Registration
11.00 First race Yr 2 Boys
14.00 Winners presentations
14.30 Schools depart

Rules
· The lowest 4 (fastest) athletes scores in each category will count towards the school results.
· The school with the lowest total when girls and boys results in each category are added up will be the overall winners.
· Each competitor will be given a number on completion of the course. This number must be recorded on the envelope next to the competitors name by the member of staff and placed inside the envelope.
· When the envelope has been completed for each race it must be totalled up and immediately handed into the results table for confirmation.
· Boys will run first in each age category, Year 2 first, Year 3 second and so on with the last race Year 6 girls.
· Schools are asked to wait for presentations at the end of all races.
· Plates will be awarded to the top school in each age category and framed certificates to 2nd and 3rd.
· The top 3 athletes boys and girls in each race will receive medals.
· All participants will receive a certificate.
· Photographs will be taken throughout this event. Schools to make us aware on the day of any children who cannot have their photograph taken.

Cheryl Stennett will provide with regular training sessions for the top 15 boys and the top 15 girls from Years 5 and 6 races. The training sessions will take place at Ribston Hall High School (dates TBC). Athletes will be selected to represent Gloucester City as a combined team at the Level 3 County Final (dates & venue TBC)

DATE / TIMES / LOCATION

THURSDAY  16th NOVEMBER
10.30 – 14:30
BEAUFORT CO-OPERATIVE ACADEMY
Holmleigh Road
Gloucester 
GL4 0RT

Good luck to all competitors!

Event Properties

Event date 16-11-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 16-11-2017 2:30 am