Gwent Cross Country League

Gwent Cross Country League (supported by Start Fitness)

                                                                                    

	 	 
	 
	
Fixture information 2017-2018

Results of fixtures 2016-2017

11/10/15 - Newbridge Fields, Bridgend

08/11/15 - Llandaff Fields, Cardiff

05/12/15 - Blaise Castle, Bristol

13/02/16 - Monmouth Showground

05/03/16 - Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan

Results archive 2000-2016

Registered Colours

Rules for Competition 2016-17

Sequence Awards 2016-2017

Awards Schedule

Download a blank declaration form for 2017-18

Contact us

Officials

Links to other related web-sites

First Aid Requirements

Health and Safety Notice

On-line race results

Past Winners of the Gilbert Legge Award

Past Winners of the Sheila Crump Award

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The Gwent Cross Country League will host the first fixture of the 2017/2018 season in conjunction with the Cardiff Cross Challenge on Saturday 14th October at Llandaff Fields, Cardiff. In addition the event will be chip timed.

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT IN PARTICULAR THAT RELATING TO ENTRIES AND DECLARATIONS.

There will be a different registration process for team managers.

Information and Entry process

Entering the Cross Challenge

Entries for the Cross Challenge will only be taken by Fullonsport here
Athletes will have an option to indicate they also wish to be scored in the Gwent Cross Country League.

Entering the Gwent League

Entries for the Gwent League will be taken on the day as usual.
Team Managers will complete a team declaration sheet in the usual way. They should download the current declaration sheet. They will then be issued with race numbers for each of their team members.
The Gwent League registration team will issue numbers (containing the chip) to the Team Managers.
Team Managers will be asked to make a note of which athlete is to receive which number and the declaration sheet will then be returned to the registration desk.
Athletes will not be issued a finishing disc (for this fixture) at the end of their race. Times and positions will be recorded using the timing chip attached to the athletes race number.

Please note that as last season Male Masters over the age of 65 can run in the Senior Women's race.

This fixture will also host the West Wales and South Wales regional championships.

Fixture and Dates 2017-2018
11 November 2017 - Penlan Leisure Centre, Brecon.
3 December 2017 - Pembrey Park
10/11 February 2018 - Pontypool Park
3 March 2018 - Blaise Castle, Bristol

Junior Age Group Scoring
There is a proposal from Westbury Harriers as follows:
The Proposal is that for Junior age groups (novices to Under 20) the best 4 out of 5 results count towards the overall totals.
1. Junior athletes who get selected to represent their schools at regional or national level often have a clash with the Gwent League as they both use the nominated league dates as prescribed by UK Athletics
2. As a result of the above, athletes who perform well in the Gwent League are selected to represent their schools and potentially miss out on Gwent League medals
3. This is proposed for individual and team scoring

If this proposal is adopted the method of scoring would almost certainly have to change as well. This would mean that the first runner scores 1 point, the second 2 points an so on.
It would also mean that presentations at the final fixture are unlikely to be possible - the amount of administration would be high.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS

Chip Timing
It was suggested that we investigate the use of chip timing at our events
The two main issues are:
1. Cost
2. The use of such a system would require detailed pre-registration (by team managers) of their athletes. It would also not allow athletes entering on the day.
The use of such systems at other cross country leagues will also be investigated by the League.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS

Gwent League Shirts It was proposed to reintroduce the Gwent League Shirt. Any athlete finishing in the top 10% of a race during the season would be entitled to (for a small fee) receive a commemorative t-shirt. Athletes will only be allowed to win one shirt per season.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS

Election of Officers
The Officers of the League are:
President - Jeff Aston
Vice-President - Pat Sherwood
Chairman - Roland Sherwood
Vice-Chairman - Derek Osborne
Secretary - Pat Sherwood
Treasurer - John Davies
Statistician - Jeff Aston
Officials Co-ordinator - Geraint Torrington

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NEED MORE OFFERS TO JOIN THE COMMITTEE TO MAINTAIN THE FUTURE OF THE LEAGUE.

In particular we require:
a Safety Officer
an Awards officer
Please contact an officer if you think you can help

The Sheila Crump memorial award and the Gilbert Legge memorial awards were decided and they will be presented at the first fixture of the season.

Awards from 2016-17

These awards will also be available for collection at the first fixture.

Updated 12 June 2017