The National XC Championships 2022 take place in the magnificent setting of Parliament Hill, which is a course worthy of the long journey there and back! It's also an amazing spectacle, with thousands lining up at the start of the senior races, and hundreds for the junior ones. Entry details are at the bottom of the page.
As always, Birtley AC will refund your entry fee for these championships once you have competed - entries can be paid for in our club shop, link below. Current entries are shown at the bottom of the page.
ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
HETTON LYONS COUNTRY PARK, HETTON-LE-HOLE SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022
Over 40 Veteran Men,
Over 50 Veteran Men,
Each leg 2 laps - 2.22 miles in total
Enter using button below (£5 entry fee, will be refunded as per conditions shown on entry)
Names of potential team members will appear in spreadsheet under entry button.
Hosted by Houghton Harriers
Parking: Car parking is at Hetton Lyons country park (Downs Pit Lane, DH5 9DS), with a parking charge £2 (cash only). Parking is limited so please car share where possible. Considerate parking is essential to the ongoing use of this venue.
12:00 4 Leg Relay: Senior Women, Veteran Women (Over 35), Veteran Men (Over 50)
13:15 6 Leg Relay: Senior Men, Veteran Men (Over 40)
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY The championships are open to members of NECAA Clubs affiliated to England Athletics who meet one of the following criteria: (a) By birth (b) By nine months continuous bona fide residence in the County immediately prior to the competition (c) By service in a Unit of HM Forces stationed in the County for nine months immediately prior to the date of competition NECAA operate under UKA G2 (21) S6 as one county All competitors must be first claim membership for the club they represent. Guest teams may only compete with advance invitation from the NECAA Road Running Committee. All competitors must wear registered club colours as failure to do so may lead to disqualification. (see UK Athletics Rule T5 (143) S1 (3), including supplement 1/4/19). Club members must wear the same vest design Senior Men and Over 40 Veteran Men's teams will consist of six runners. Veteran Men must be 40 on the day of the race. Women's and Over 50 Veteran Men's teams will consist of four runners. Veteran Women must be 35 on the day of the race. All runners must be at least 15 years old on the day of the race. Runners can only compete in one category and can only run one leg. NECAA medals will be awarded to the first three clubs in each championship category. (Only one set of medals can be won by a club in each category.) The Royal Signals Trophy will be awarded to the first team in the Senior Men's Championship. Clubs knowingly fielding ineligible athletes may be banned from future Championships. The organisers reserve the right to delay the start time or to postpone the race, if necessary. If the event is running behind schedule, there may be a mass start for final leg runners in their respective race. All competitors must be ready to run at short notice.