East Midlands Cross Country League R1. Holme Pierrrepont (R1 of the EVRC XC Champs)
Holme Pierrepont watersports centre.
The start is on the score board side of the lake. It’s a 10min walk from the carpark and toilets on that side. Here’s a map of the route https://www.plotaroute.com/route/295563 . The going will be good to soft and probably best suited to fell shoes or spikes. It’s quite a wide start for 200m then narrows into a 3 person wide trail for the next 400m before opening back up again. Your best tactic is to get off to a full sprint start then recover on the trail or you’ll have to sit and be patient for the first ~400m then have a go. Do not weave around on the narrow bits as “off path” will sap the leg juice very quickly in the bog and long grass.
We’re going to be a few of the regulars short so please come out and play so we have a shot of getting in the medals. All you need is to wear your vest and show up. From an individual going for glory perspective its Round 1 of the EVRC champs so a chance to get points on the board and go after the trophy http://www.evrc.co.uk/content/cross-country-championship-201617
...here's the full xc fixtures http://www.evrc.co.uk/content/summerxc-league-scores
Cross Country County Championships 2017.
11.55am Senior/ Veteran Women 8000mts (approx)
12.35pm U20/Senior/Vet Men 10,000mts (approx)
The county champs are a big XC day out and 1 to have on your bucket list (right next to the national XC champs). There is team scoring but its individual entry. If you fancy having a go the entry links are below. Its competitive at the front end but no different from the leagues we do i.e. its fully inclusive not an elites only and medalling is very achievable…if you have a go.
Derbyshire XC championships http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/2017%20CC%20EntryForm.pdf closing date 09/12/16. £7. Entry Form only.
Nottinghamshire County Championships http://www.nottsaaa.org/ closing date 09/12/16. £7. Entry Form only.
National Cross Country Championships 2017.
14:20pm 84th Senior Women Championship – 8K
15:00pm 129th Senior Men Championship – 12K
The big XC event of the season. Its open entry and like the county champs fully inclusive. Take advantage of it just being down the road and have a run out. If you’re feeling XC’d out how about helping with marshalling? There’ll be a group of us armed with a flask of mulled wine and cake helping out and the club gets £20 for every volunteer (which we’ll spend on team race entries in 2017…Fell champs, Nomad, Hairy Helmet etc). We can sub in and out so if you can only spare a couple of hrs that’s fine we’ll job share (thinks its potentially a 10:30-16:00 job if we’re there for all the races) . They’ll be a list at the club to add your name to. The pub will be involved post race.
Entry https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2017/natxc17e.php closing date 13/01/17. £7
Enjoy the mud... JohnW
It went off like Krakatoa
Like Rocky Balboa
I didn’t know where I was
Please excuse the bruises
Drink got me into this
I didn’t know where I was