Exciting News from our Race Secretary, Sima…
Peco XC League 2019-2020- Entries are OPEN!
Calling all Knaresborough Striders! A great opportunity to try something new as part of a supportive club team and to complement your Winter training.
The well run and highly inclusive Peco XC league is a series of 5 races, one a month from November through to March, based in and around the Leeds area for seniors and juniors. All races are chip timed. See http://pecoxc.co.uk/
for all up and coming races.
This year we’d like to see if anyone would like to enter junior relatives which the league allows us to do as long as the junior running is associated with a English Athletic registered club member. Please let me, Sima Lowery, know so we are aware how many will be going and to allow us to organise Junior club vests.
Race Distances and how it works
Senior races are 4-5 miles, over mixture of terrains such as field, paths, woodland trails and mostly through parkland areas. Trail shoes are best for these.
Junior races are 1-2 miles (individuals score), open to anyone in school years 2 to 11, usually around a fields and paths in parkland areas, spikes or trail shoes are best for these.
In each senior race each club works as a team (men and ladies) to gain points for each scoring runner, this can very from 7 to 8 depending on the division. The more runners we have the better our teams will do. Individual age category prizes are also awarded after the 5 races.
Standings for the new season 2019-2020
Ladies have progressed to the 1st Division. Ladies Vets are in the Premier Division. Mens and Mens Vets are in the 2nd Division.
We’d love more Striders to join in and help us keep progressing this season.
How to Enter & Cost- easy and great value!
The most cost-effective and simplest way to enter is to register and buy a season ticket This can be done online NOW by clicking here: Racebest
(This will take you to ‘Race 1’ but just pick ‘Season Ticket’ as the entry type.)
For this you get a race number from your club rep (Sima Lowery) which you MUST KEEP AND BRING TO ALL 5 Races, with no further registration required at each race.
Senior season ticket 2019-2020 will be just £15 (this includes 5 races, post race food, relay race and new this year will be entry to an evening presentation evening).
Junior season ticket 2019-2020 will be £7 (junior presentation takes place after the final relay event).
OR if you can only make 1 race you can consider paying a one-off fee for the race number then a race fee on race
day, all details @racebest. (Don’t worry if you do ever loose your number as you can pay for a replacement, just let your rep know!)
Please note that this year if a runner is not English Athletics affiliated then they will need to pay a slightly higher entry of £25 for the season or £9 per race.
Lastly, the Peco XC league would like each club to promote as much car sharing as possible this year in order to significantly reduce the environmental impact these meets are having due to the increasing attendance to races. Please help us do this at Striders by meeting at the cricket club on the Sunday morning of each race and taking the minimum number of cars required.
First Race is on Sunday November 24th at Temple Newsham! We look forward to another popular and enjoyable season!