Geoff Snell, ESAA Assistant Cross Country Secretary:
Please note that the whole area of the park is very wet and in the light of this we recommend that athletes are equipped with 12 to 15 mm spikes. It is likely that it will not be possible for teams to walk the course to inspect it prior to the races. We will have to try and preserve course conditions. Car Parking could well be a problem. The area we had planned to park parents cars may be too wet and as a consequence a contingency plan is to use the area we were going to park the team coaches. In that circumstance, coaches unfortunately will only be able to drop teams off and then have to go to a parking area offsite. If the latter is called into practice, we will inform you of the arrangements.
Kindly bear with us on this. Decisions will have to be made on a daily basis. We will keep you informed of developments via the web site so please do check it regularly.
Andy Scrase, WSAA Cross Country Secretary:
Please bring wellies, towel, warm clothes and Duct tape for shoes, as in the past we have had some come off in the mud!!! Also note meeting times at Salisbury 10.30, and Swindon 11.45
Congratualations to all athletes selected to repreesent Wiltshire at the English Schools National Cross Country Championships on Saturday 17th March 2018. The team list is available here.
Venue and directions
On Friday 16th March, we leave the Salisbury coach station at 11.00 am, to travel up to Swindon. We leave the orbital at Swindon at 12.15.
We aim to arrive at Bradford Premier Inn by 1800.
We will all be eating our evening meal and breakfast at the Premier Inn. (This cost is included in overall price of trip.) Please bring extra food for the journey up, for Saturday and the trip back.
All athletes run in the county vests and black shorts. (No logos or white stripes are allowed)
Athletes to come changed (as facilities are very limited). We will be taking an events shelter to act as base camp and provide some shelter. Please make sure that you have plenty of warm clothing, changes of socks and footwear and bags to hold muddy kit after the race, as we cannot go back on the coach with muddy feet!
Teams should arrive between 10.30 – 11.00 so that all can be registered by 1200
EntriesEach county may enter 12 athletes, of which a maximum of 8 to run. All teams to declare one hour before the start of the first race. The first 6 to finish will score for the county team.
OtherPlease refer to ESAA website for further information about the event including race details and parking arrangements.
Documents to read:
- WSAA letter to athletes and parents
- WSAA Special Considerations Form
- WSAA Code of Conduct for the National Schools’ Championship.
- WSAA Medical and Consent form for the National Schools’ Championship
- WSAA Letter to be given by data controllers to their Head teacher about costs for the National Schools’ Championship