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Cross-Country Championships – Winter 2023-24

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For those of you who can’t get enough cross-country action, there are a number of Championship matches coming up between December and March.

Greater Manchester AA XC Championships

For those who were either born in Greater Manchester or have reside there for at least 9 months, you are eligible to enter the Greater Manchester AA XC Championships, which will be held at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday 16 December. Top finishers at any County Championships are eligible for selection in the Inter-County Championships in March 2024.

Entries are £9 and you can enter via the following link. Closing date for entries is Wed 13 Dec. For this and all other XC Championships, numbers are not posted out and can be collected by the Team Manager or representative before the first match of the day at the registration desk.

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Cheshire County AA XC Championships

Athletes who were either born in Cheshire or have resided there for at least 9 months, are eligible to take part in the Cheshire County AA XC Championships at Reaseheath College, Nantwich on Sat 6 Jan. Entries are £9, and the closing date for entries is Mon 1 Jan 2024.

Northern Cross-Country Championships

These will be held at East Park, Sedgefield on Sat 27 January and the details for the event are in the following link. Unlike the County Championships, entries must be made by team, not individually. Anyone wishing to compete must enter via ‘Store’ on the Club MemberMojo page anytime between Wed 6 Dec and Mon 8 January at 6pm and the team entry will be submitted in time for the closing date.

English National Cross-Country Championships

The English National Cross-Country Championships will be held at Weston Park near Telford on Sat 24 Feb. Entries have not yet opened and when they do so, details will be provided on the Club FB page including entry fees, entry procedure, etc.

BMAF Open Cross-Country Championships

For athletes 35 and over, the British Masters Athletics Federation Cross-Country Championships will be held at the Rhug Estate in Corwen, North Wales on Sat 16 March. This is open to all club athletes even if you are not a member of a masters/veterans club. The course for all women and men over 65 is 6k and for Men 35-64, it is 8k. Entries have not yet opened and when they do, details will be posted here. Please note that this date may clash with the rescheduled MACCL match at Sherdley Park once that date has been announced.

Finally, if you haven’t signed up for the current MAACL season there are 3 remaining fixtures left in Jan, Feb & March and you can sign up for the SHAC team on the Club MemberMojo page by following the link to Store.
It’s £5 for all 3 remaining fixtures and you need to enter by 29 Dec if you want to take part in the January match.

Cross Country Leagues 2023/24

Primary Schools Cross Country League

The league meetings this season will take place on:

23rd September
7th October
4th November
25th November
20th January 2024
24th February

An extra 3 or 4 people are needed to marshal these meetings.

More information is available on the Club website under Events/Fixtures.

Help support your Club with a maximum of 3 hours of your time.

Contact Alan Dilkes with offers help.

Manchester Area Cross Country League entries

Entries for the first MACCL match close on 6th October.

To give us time to sort out late Club membership renewals, EA registrations, change of club anomalies and complete the entries all payments for inclusion at the first match must be made before midnight on Wednesday 4th October.

All entries through Member Mojo made after this date will be carried forward to the second match.

You have been warned!!!

League dates:

14th October: Heaton Park (Including U11s)
11th November: Wythenshawe Park
2nd December: Sherdley Park  (postponed to March, date TBC)
13th January: Tatton Park
10th February: Kenworthy Woods