As always, Birtley AC will be providing free championship entries, but the following provisos apply:-
Entries for this event are available using the blue button below- please read entry conditions carefully before submitting payment. All athletes will be listed on the page linked in the yellow button, where the final team selection will be displayed after closing. Members will be informed after the closing date if they have been selected (either by their coach or by email/text/FB), and any refunds to athletes who have not been selected will be made shortly afterwards.
The number of teams that will be entered is dependent upon the number of athletes who pay for an entry, and if they are willing to run as an incomplete team or not.
Northern Athletics In association with Sheffield Running Club Presents Northern Cross Country Relay Championships incorporating The Cutler’s Relay,
South Yorkshire Cross Country Relay Championships (Under UKA Rules)
Permit Applied for at Graves Park, Sheffield Saturday 23rd October 2021
CLUB COLOURS & VEST/CROP TOP ALL OF THE SAME DESIGN MUST BE WORN Clubs may submit a maximum of 9 names per team (3 Stage) or 12 names per team (4 Stage) There is no restriction on the number of teams a club may enter except in U11 event where a maximum of 2 teams per club will be accepted.
U11 Competitors 8, 9 & 10 years on 31st August/1st September 2021. ( Note for information: The U11 race is not an area championship event, but is a South Yorkshire championship event) U13 Competitors 11 & 12 years on 31st August/1st September 2021. (Team managers can enter athletes aged 11 on the day of competition to compete as an U13)
U15 Competitors 13 & 14 years on 31st August / 1st September 2021
U17 Competitors 15 & 16 years on 31st August / 1st September 2021
Senior Competitors 17 years and over on 31st August / 1st September 2021.
Entries All entries must be submitted through the Northern Athletics website online entry system Entry fees as below. U17/U15/U13 /U11 £21.00 per team Senior Women £24.00 per team (3 Stage) Senior Men £32.00 per team (4 Stage)
Conditions of Entry
Entries from Clubs will only be accepted if the Club is currently affiliated to BOTH Northern Athletics and England Athletics and based in the Northern Athletics area. Team members MUST be first claim members of that club AND registered with England Athletics. England Athletics Registration Numbers MUST be included. Athletes without registration numbers will not be accepted. (U11 athletes are exempt from this condition) Any Foreign Athletes in the team MUST also be currently registered with UKA as Foreign Athletes. All team and athlete affiliation will be verified prior to the event. A club can enter as many foreign athletes as they wish but only 2 may run in each declared team.
Entries must be submitted via the official online entry system and the correct fees paid at the time of entry. Late & incorrectly submitted entries will be rejected by the Sportsoft entry portal Acknowledgement of entry will be by return email and final instructions will be emailed prior to the event. Clubs that run ineligible or unregistered runners will be disqualified and may have their entry refused for the 2022 event
All Northern Athletics Clubs affiliated to England Athletics are eligible to enter the 2021 ECCA National Relay Championships regardless of affiliation to NA.
Prizes & Awards
Northern Championships Championship medals will be awarded to the first 3 ‘A’ teams to finish (male & female) in each age group excluding U11 age group. (NB: Non Championship event. Awards will be made to the first three U11 teams). If a club finishes more than one team then the team finishing highest is declared to be their ‘A’ team and the other their ‘B’ team. The first ‘B’ team to finish will win ‘B’ team medals. (Bronze)
We'd like lots of you to step up and enter these relays please! Our mens teams did so well at the Northern Relays that they have won a team place in the prestigious 6 stage event, and there are junior and women's events too, so it should be a great day out for all - however, there is a very short window of opportunity for entries, as we must have your names (and refundable entry fee) by September 30th. Please head to our noticeboard page or go directly to the club shop and get your entries in as soon as possible!
A coach may be provided, if enough people pay for a seat on it - please book your place here ASAP if you are interested.