TBAC Cross Country
With Autumn here it’s time to start thinking about getting muddy, and that obviously means Cross County (XC) racing. XC events are cheap, friendly and great fun.
This year the club has decided to focus on the Gloucester League to get our XC kicks:
The fixtures this year are as follows:
Sunday October 13th 2019 Wooton under Edge
Saturday November 2nd 2019 Charlton Park
Saturday December 14th 2019 Old Down Country Park
Sunday February 16th 2020 Cheltenham
Reserve date Sunday 1st March 2020
This league involves 4 races, with individual ranking being based on a runner’s 3 best results, and the overall senior team position being determined by the combined positions of 6 men or 3 women at each race.
In this league last year the TBAC senior ladies team came 3rd overall while our men’s team finished 2nd (and the ‘B’ team 6th). So we will still have room to improve and should be challenging Cheltenham for the top spot!
Sign up online via entry central for all 4 races at the ridiculously cheap £12 (Seniors) / £9 (Juniors); otherwise entry on the day is £6/£4.
Full Gloucester League rules can be found by downloading the pdf.
There are also various regional and national one off XC races and it would be nice to get a team out for these as well. In particular there is the South-West Intercounties fixture at Yeovil in early January, and a group of TBAC athletes will be travelling to the ECCA Nationals – so please keep these in mind too. Please check the fixtures list for details.
There are always plenty of cars going to the events and this year we aim to coordinate car sharing or lifts those of you who don’t drive. If enough interest is shown there is also the option to hire club transport.
If you want to find out more, or want to let us know that you’re planning on taking part in XC events, please let James Donald or Eliot Ball know, or give the club a shout via the Facebook page or Twitter @TeamBathAC (links below right under “Follow Us”).