September has arrived once again and that means its almost time for the Cross Country Season. I can hear the cheers and sense the excitement you are all feeling. Come on seniors, this is your chance to gain individual satisfaction by testing your ability against your club colleagues and at the same time supporting them in the search for team glory.
This seasons for seniors we are also having a “club league championship” in the same format as the fell championship. 7 races with your best 5 results to score. 1st Bingley runner home will get 25 points, 2nd runner home will get 24 points etc. The 7 races will be the 4 West Yorkshire League meetings, the Yorkshire XC champs, the Northern XC champs, and the National XC champs. In addition we will use the National Champs to run another competition. The Harriers XC Handicap. From your results of the previous races, the handicapper, (me) will calculate a time which will be notified to you in the weeks leading up to the race. This will then be deducted from your actual finish time to workout who is the handicap champion. The league championships and the handicap will be for seniors, men and women. There will be prizes. To qualify for these prizes you just need to run in the events, there will be no extra charge but you need to get your entry off for the first 4 races soon.
Email Jill Jones our club secretary and let her know you want to run in the West Yorkshire league XC races. These races are on 14/10 at Wakefield. 29/10 venue TBA, 19/11 at Cleckheaton and 9/12 at Keighley. It will cost you £12 for all 4 races….what a bargain. The dates for the remaining 3 races are. 1st Saturday in January 2018, last Saturday in January 2018, and the last Saturday in February 2018. Entry details and venues will be advised later. Come on folks get the hooped flag flying.