West Districts XC Championships, RESULTS, Ayr, Sun 4 Dec 2016

Event: Scottish Athletics West District Cross Country Championships
Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Venue: Mosshill Industrial Estate, by Ayr, KA6 6BE

A successful days racing at Mosshill industrial estate as clear blue sunny skies met the runners on an increasingly boggy course as the day progressed.

Congratulations to everyone who ran today, here are some medal highlights. 6 team medals and 6 individual medal wins.

U13 Girls Bronze Team Medal
Rachael Muir, Louise Hastie, Chloe Cameron

U15 Boys David McNair indv Silver

U15 Boys Gold Team Medal
David McNair, Jack Patton, Eoighan Small

U15 Girls Alisha Sivell indv Bronze

U15 Girls Bronze Team Medal
Alisha Sivell, Leona Murray, Libby Sutherland

U17 Boys Andrew MacAngus Indv Gold

U17 Boys Gold Team Medal
Andrew MacAngus, Craig Kennedy, Josh Hendry

U20 Men Silver Team Medal
Scott McLardie, Ewan McKerral, Conor Thomson

U20 Wom Laura Stark indv Gold

U20 Wom Sarah Dempsey indv Bronze

U20 Wom Gold Team Medal
Laura Stark, Sarah Dempsey, Chloe Simpson

V50 Men Robert Quinn indv Gold

Provisional results are over at Scottish Athletics event page:

http://events.scottishathletics.org.uk/events/19247-17139-lindsays-west-district-cross-country-championships

Bus Times

Bridge of Weir 8.30,
Kilbarchan 8.40,
Johnstone Beith Road 8.40,
Elderslie 8.45,
Paisley Canal St 9.00,
Tesco Garage Renfrew Rd 9.05

The cost is £5

Directions

Vehicles travelling south towards Ayr on the A77 – on reaching Ayr, remain on the A77 southbound.

At the third roundabout (Bankfield), take the first exit (signed for Ayr Hospital, A713 Dalmellington/Castle Douglas).

Follow this road for approximately 1 mile (passing the entrance to Ayr Hospital). The venue is on the left.

*IMPORTANT* Officials and vehicles carrying club tents should take the first entrance into the venue, and all other vehicles should take the second entrance.

Parking

Parking for 500 cars/buses is accessed via the second entrance into the venue.

Officials and vehicles carrying club tents should take the first entrance.

It is a short walk to the course which will be signposted.

Club Tents

There is a dedicated area for club tents near the Start/Finish area.

Declarations

*Spikes and muddy shoes must be removed before entering the building*

Declarations open at 10am in the Reception area of the main office building directly across from the Start/Finish area.

Team Managers only please!

IMPORTANT: Entered athletes must NOT be substituted by non-entered athletes.

Please raise any entry queries promptly with the Declaration Officials.

Changing and Toilets

*Spikes and muddy shoes must be removed before entering the building*

Within the main office building, changing space is available to the right of the Declaration area.

There are toilets available in the Declaration area and also in the changing space.

There are no showers, so prepare and pack accordingly.

Belongings are left at owner’s risk. Valuables should not be left unattended.

Course

All athletes should familiarise themselves with the appropriate race route and it is their responsibility to follow it accurately. Maps will be displayed at the venue and on the Scottish Athletics website.

In the U17/U20 Men race, U17 men run 6400m and U20 men 8000m. Athletes must run the correct race route for their age group and pay attention to direction guidance from the race marshals.

The course is over open ground and is generally good running, although weather conditions on the day and in the preceding week will determine the underfoot conditions. It may be frozen hard or it may be muddy/slippery, and it may be windy and cold. Athletes should carefully consider the most appropriate footwear choice for the course, plus dress according to the weather conditions. It is advisable to walk the course beforehand to check footwear/clothing choices are appropriate. Athletes should familiarise themselves with the race route/conditions beforehand, and run accordingly.img_7317

Start Times and Distances

U13 Girls 11.30am 3200m

U13 Boys 11.45am 3200m

U15 Girls 12 noon 4000m

U15 Boys 12.20pm 4000m

U17/U20 Women 12.40pm 5000m

Senior/Masters Women 1pm 6400m

U17/U20 Men 1.30pm U17 = 6400m, U20 = 8000m

Senior/Masters Men 2pm 10,000m

Medals

Individual medals: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category (U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior, Master 40+), plus 1st only Master 50+.

Team medals: 1st, 2nd and 3rd with 3 to count, except Senior Men (6 to count) and Senior Women (4 to count), plus 1st only Masters Team (3 to count).

The Senior, Masters 40+ and Masters 50+ races are combined for each gender.

All athletes may count in the Senior Championship race (individual and team) as well as their own age category, therefore a Masters’ athlete can count in both the Senior AND Masters individual and team races. However, a Masters athlete cannot compete in both the 40+ and 50+ individual championships; only their own age category.

In scoring the Masters team placings, only Masters athletes are considered.

Prizegiving

Medals will be presented near the Start/Finish area as soon as possible after each race, or inside the Reception area depending on the weather. Note that there can sometimes be delays in processing/calculating results so please be patient and respectful of the work that the volunteers are doing. Medals can be posted on if necessary.

Provisional results will be posted on the Scottish Athletics website; please promptly contact the Scottish Athletics Events team with any queries/errors.

First Aid

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

Catering

There will be mobile catering vehicles situated near the Start/Finish area.

Queries

On the day, queries about the race should be directed to the Referee or Chief Timekeeper.

Please do not interrupt the Results Team, or Officials at the finish line.

Many thanks to all the Officials and volunteers for their invaluable and much-appreciated help, and to Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club for generously hosting the event.

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