Gloucestershire Cross Country

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

UPDATE BY ASSOCIATION CHAIR – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Hello everyone, I hope you are all safe and well. It is such a long time since we had any face to face meetings and with things changing day to day I thought I would take this opportunity to bring you all up to date as to where we are now. I appreciate within the County we have many frustrated coaches and athletes who are asking when we can return to competition but, unfortunately, our hands are tied so I thought I would try and clarify our position.

 

UKA are issuing licences for road races and track races in England. In November it is possible that licences for cross-country events will commence to be issued. The Trail Association have been issuing licences for trail races. However, there is an important factor that affects whether events may or may not take place in Gloucestershire and that is that they must also be cleared to take place by the local Safety Advisory Group. Currently they are not approving events and have stated that no road races or park runs are to take place nor have they said that cross-country events may take place.

 

Members of the committee have put in considerable effort to agree venues and dates to try and prepare to put on cross-country league races. However, some venues have stated that they will not host events for the foreseeable future and others have yet to reply to confirm their position. Until the government and the athletic authorities confirm that events will be permitted to take place it is possible that our normal venues will continue to not confirm their availability. Bearing in mind other activities that take place at our usual race venues that is probably understandable in the current climate. Other areas of concern are the availability of officials, some of whom may possibly be in at-risk categories. We have investigated the possible use of chip timing to reduce the number of officials required which will help and will also consider restricting entries to on-line only rather than on the day. Marshalls and other helpers may also be people who are understandably reluctant to come out and assist. These considerations must all be weighed up before we are able to go ahead.

 

As elected committee members of Gloucestershire A.A.A. I am sure you will accept and agree that the safety of athletes, officials, volunteers and supporters, plus everyone else involved is paramount. I know and accept this is not what you are all wanting to hear but unfortunately it is out of our hands. Please all stay safe and together we will beat this virus and meet up again before too long.

 

Sandra

 

 

 

 

After careful consideration and after the announcement made by the British Government on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, the decision has been taken to postpone the Gloucestershire Cross Country League to at least January 2021.
 
The ongoing uncertainty around restrictions relating to COVID-19 has made confirming the necessary arrangements impossible at this time.
 
We apologise to the many of you who were looking forward to competing in the new cross country season which was planned to start in November 2020.
 
The decision to postpone  to at least January 2021 the Gloucestershire XC League has been made by the officers of the Gloucestershire AAA  Chair and Hon Secretary and Acting Cross Country Secretary.
 
The Provisional dates for fixtures are listed below. There will be a maximum of three fixtures which Individuals and Teams will be required to run in all these races to win Individual Prizes and Team Prizes
 
Saturday 9th January/Sunday 10th January 2021  (Incorporating the Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships)
 
Sunday 7th February 2021
 
Saturday 27th/ Sunday 28th February 2021
 
If there is any club willing to put an Gloucestershire Cross Country Fixture on please Email  Mike Morris  mickrun.morris@blueyonder.co.uk,  Hon Secretary Glos AAA
May 2020 newsletter
The proposed dates for the 2020/21 season are listed here as are some changes to the rues of the Gloucestershire CC League.
Glos AAA Newsletter - May 2020.docx
Microsoft Word document [56.4 KB]
Rules for the 2019 to20 season
Note that scoring for individual veteran athlete's awards is by way of position in the age group. For teams it is still in race position.The file states that it is for the previous season; however the rules have not been changed.
Gloucestershie CC League rules 18 to 19[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [55.9 KB]

County Championships Saturday 4th January 2020, Rencomb College

GlosAAA County Championships 2020
Thanks to hosts Cirencester AC organising the championships at Rencomb College, Cirencester
EventStandings_v2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [284.0 KB]

Results for league 2019 to 2020

Results for the 1st race at Wotton Parc Sunday 13th October 2019 - updated 15-10-2019 21:00
Event kindly promoted by Dursley RC.
Team results will be carried thru to the league tables, excepting the ladies teams at LU17, LU20 and Open categories, which will be determined when the league tables are published.
*** version 5 has a minor change to the senior mens race ***
EventStandings_v5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [516.7 KB]
Results for the 2nd race at Old Down on Saturday 14th December 2019 - updated 15-12-2019
Event promoted by Stroud & District AC
EventStandings_v2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [425.7 KB]
Results for the 3rd race at Pitville Park, Cheltenham Sunday 16th February 2020 - updated 16th Feb
Event promoted by Cheltenham & County Harriers
*** version 3 : minor amendments to MU17 and LU11 ***
EventStandings_v3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [367.7 KB]
Results for the final race at Old Down on Sunday 1st March 2020 - updated 12th March
*** version 2 : minor name change in senior event ***
EventStandings_v2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [314.5 KB]
GlosAAA Cross Country League 2019-20
Listings based on completion of all four races : Wotton Parc, Old Down (Dec), Pitville Park and Old Down (Mar)
Series_results - after race 4_v1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
GlosAAA Cross Country League 2018-19 - updated 22-02-2019 12:20
Overall standings
Series_results_after event4_v5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

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