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Event #1 details, Club number allocation

We’re delighted to be able to confirm details for the inaugural event in the West District Cross Country League, taking place in Strathaven on 19th November, kindly hosted by East Kilbride AC

Full details can be found on the dedicated event page at westleague.org.uk/events/strathaven – Note that events start with the U11 events at midday, and concluding with the seniors race at around 2pm.

Team numbers

We’re also in a position to share the allocation of club/team numbers, which must be worn by all competitors. Note all competitors numbers must also bear a gender suffix. Find the list and details at westleague.org.uk/club-numbers

Details of providers who can print numbers to the required format can be found on the page: Ordering Team Numbers

Teams need to remember to submit their club finishing order after the events have concluded. This allows the league to confirm age category results, as well as confirm individual times. We’ll publish details for how this will work in the coming week.

Combined races

The organising group agreed to stage the majority of races as combined races. Feedback from club members and coaches to working group members was very positive about this, and helps distinguish the league format.

We’ll keep it under review as the league progresses.

A note on costs

The league is intended to be as simple as possible for organisers, volunteers and participants. So no money (or up-front declarations) are required.

Turn up, do your thing, head home.

But events of course cost money to put on. We want to be open and clear about how this works.

Firstly, host clubs are bearing the costs in this first year, and we’re hugely grateful to them for that. It reduced the league organisational complexity considerably.

After the league is completed, we’ll review with all participating clubs and propose a participation fee, payable in arrears. The rough plan (to be confirmed) is detailed on our Club Information page. We’d encourage participants to share this with their club committee.

Can you help?

We’re keen to hear from volunteers who are up for one, some or all of:

  • Volunteering on the day to help with event organisation, marshalling
  • Helping with league administration

Please get in touch, details here.

Feedback welcomed

We’re grateful for comments and feedback we’ve received so far. We’re doing our best to answer queries, and update the website as we go. If you spot anything that’s not clear, or wrong, drop us a line.

2 Comments

  1. Kerr More Kerr More

    Can.you please confirm if there is a minimum amount of runners in each age group for a club to compete?

    • westadmin westadmin

      Pleased to say there is no minimum number of runners in an age group.

      The points system does try to account for this. Because points are essentially a teams finish positions, teams which don’t meet the maximum number of team counters have penalty points added, which makes it fairer over the whole competition (ie. a team that only had one finisher at, say Event #1, doesn’t wind up a very low score than a team who had a full complement).

      You can read a bit more on the results/points system page. We are keeping it under close review as we get off the ground.

      Hope that answers your question?

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