Minileague Cross Country 2023
The league is friendly and informal, and an ideal cross country environment for novice and experienced young runners alike. The league has helped develop local young athletes, many of whom have gone on to regional and national success. It also gives many their first taste of competitive cross country. All you need is to turn up at the start line in a club top.
We can confirm all Minileague cross country fixtures for this season:
Match 1 28 October, hosted by High Peak AC at the Buxton Rugby Club, SK17 9PX – Match Completed.
Match 2 18 November, hosted by AVEAC at the Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston – Match Completed.
Match 3 16 December, hosted by Derby AC at Moorways, Derby
Enter Match 3 using this link https://form.jotform.com/233262663554357
Courses are well marked and marshalled, risk assessed, and involve no running on roads. Courses are generally ‘easy’ with one or two more challenging hills or climbs.
Fixtures Saturday morning at 11am, approximate finish time 12.30pm.
First race 11am start. Order of races; U11G, U11B, U13G, U13B, U15G, U15B
Age groups and distances
The competition year extends from 1 October (2023) to 30 September in the following year.
All athletes shall be at least nine years of age on the day of competition.
U11 Boys and Girls shall be confined to competitors who are aged nine on the day of competition or 10 on 31 August prior to the commencement of the competition year as defined above (school years 5 & 6).
U13 Boys and Girls shall be confined to competitors who are aged 11 or 12 on 31 August prior to the commencement of the competition year as defined above (school years 7 & 8).
U15 Boys and Girls shall be confined to competitors who are aged 13 or 14 on 31 August prior to the commencement of the competition year as defined above (school years 9 & 10).
U11G 1000m U11B 1500m U13G 2000m U13B 3000m
U15G 3000m U15B 4000m
Distances are approximate and event organisers reserve the right to combine races where appropriate.
The first three members of a club or school to finish the race will score points in accordance to the position they finish (first place = 1 point, ninth place = 9 points etc), so the winner will be the team scoring the lowest number of points. All age-group points will be added together to determine the overall winning club or school. If a club or school cannot field a full team in an age group, they will be scored on the final place + 1 point (if there are 25 competitors in a race and you only have two team members then these will be scored as usual but 26 points will be added on to give you a team score)
Individual performances are scored on the same principle. If an athlete misses an event they will be awarded final place +1 point of that particular event. The scores are then added and the athlete with the lowest number of points over the three fixtures in their respective age group shall be declared the winner.
The annual trophy will be given to the club or school with the lowest number of points over the period of three matches.
Medals will be awarded to the first three individual athletes with the lowest number of points in their respective age groups over the three matches. Only those athletes who have competed in all three fixtures will be eligible for individual medals. All awards will be presented after the third match at Moorways.