West District XC Relays, Sun 11 Oct 2015

Event:      West District Cross Country Relay Championships
Date:       Sunday 11 October 2015
Venue:     Hamilton Park Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0DW

Senior/U20 athletes please enter online here

Young Females U13/U15/U17 11:00 11:30 3 x 2.5k
Young Males U13/U15/U17 11:35 12:05 3 x 2.5k
Sen/Jun Females 12:10 12:40 3 x 4k
Sen/Jun Males 13:10 13:40 4 x 4k

Medals

There will be team medals (plus Masters’ team medals) for each member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams in each race.

Masters = 40+ (age on the day).

All teams comprise of three legs, with the exception of Senior Men and Masters Men which have four legs.

Important Notes

Athletes may only run once. Teams with anyone running a second time will be disqualified and removed from the results.

Entered athletes MUST NOT be substituted by non-entered athletes. Non-observance of this leaves the whole field and officials uninsured in the event of an accident, puts the competitor at a health risk as they may be wrongly identified, and makes the results invalid as an historic record.

Directions              

From the M74, leave at Junction 5. At both roundabouts take the Hamilton exits and follow the brown signs for “Hamilton Park Racecourse”.

From the M8/A8, leave at Bellshill/East Kilbride A725 exit. Follow signs towards M74. At roundabouts (under Junction 5 of the M74), take the Hamilton exits and follow the brown signs for “Hamilton Park Racecourse”.

Please be aware of the Average Speed Cameras on the M74 in both directions and allow additional time due to significant road works affecting the area around the Raith Interchange (Junction 5).

Parking
From Bothwell Road, enter at the gate signed “Public Entrance & Car Park” (NOT “Dukes Entrance”). There is ample parking for cars and buses – please follow the instructions of the car park attendants. Parking is at your own risk and no responsibility will be taken by the organisers or host club.

Declarations
In Silks Bar from 10am. Team Managers only. Please remove muddy shoes before entering.

Team Managers should fill in the declaration form provided (a list of athletes entered will be attached) then return all undeclared numbers with the completed declaration form.

It is important to declare the athletes in their correct running order so the results are accurately recorded for each individual. Do NOT change the running order after it has been declared.

PLEASE NOTE: For Senior/Junior/Masters Men’s race, the RED coloured number should be worn by the 3rd leg runner.

Masters’ teams should be clearly marked on the declaration form, and a large “V” must be prominently marked on each Masters’ team member’s number so the officials can identify them.

Changing
In the Club Lawn Marquee. Please remove spikes and muddy shoes before entering. Do not leave valuables unattended.

Sorry, no showering facilities. Nearest showers are at the Hamilton Water Palace, 35 Almada Street, Hamilton – approximately one mile from the course.

Warming-up
Whilst warming-up, please keep off the racecourse surface to avoid damage to the turf – use the surrounding areas instead.

Toilets
There are plenty of toilet facilities near the Club Lawn Marquee and these will be clearly sign-posted.

From the Start/Finish area, the nearest toilets are only 250m away (one minute’s jog) so there is no excuse for abusing the racecourse grounds. Anyone caught doing so will risk the disqualification of their team.

First Aid
First Aid will be located near the Start/Finish area.

Club Tents
There is ample space for club tents near the Start/Finish area. Please ensure that any tents are well secured and supervised, particularly in the event of adverse weather. Club tents are the responsibility of the respective clubs and no responsibility or liability will be accepted by the event organisers and host club.

Please clear up any litter at the end of the day and dispose of it properly.

Catering
There will be a van providing hot and cold drinks and food.
Home baking will also be available for a donation to the host club – Motherwell AC.

Course Maps

hamilton 2.5k hamilton 4k

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