Friday 25 November 2022

Start Fitness NEHL 2022-23 - Aykley Heads

See below for the site/course map for Saturday's Aykley Heads fixture. Event start times are as usual (see map / SFNEHL website). Parking is at County Hall (DH1 5UL) and there is no charge for this event. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ELSEWHERE (PARTICULARLY DURHAM CONSTABULARY) FOR THE EVENT. TO DO SO PUTS THE FUTURE OF THE FIXTURE AT RISK.

Tent drop off is adjacent to the course at the Constabulary (DH1 5TT) - as indicated above once tents are dropped off please return to park at County Hall.
Big thanks to Derwentside AC, Durham City and Elvet Striders for hosting the event and in particular Mark Davinson (Derwentside) who deals with liaison with Durham Council, the Safety Advisory Group and Constabulary to ensure the event can go ahead.
Paul has already emailed managers with guidance but please ensure you have the correct number and run from the correct pack - if unsure, check before the event. Some folks seem to believe that Vicki and I carry this information in our heads. Sorry to disappoint - we're good but not that good! 
Finally, enjoy what will be another great day's cross country. Thanks!

From one of our host clubs Derwentside:
Course preparation underway on a warm sunny day (opposite of 2021). There will be mud so road shoes not recommended. A slightly narrower lay out in the first woodland so follow the tape and find somewhere else to overtake to avoid the trees and bushes.


12.00 Under 11 Boys
12.05 Under 11 Girls
12.15 Under 17 men
12.20 U17 and U20 women
12.35 Under 15 Boys
12.40 Under 15 Girls
12:50 Under 13 boys
12:55 Under 13 girls
13.15 Senior & veteran women
13:50 Senior & veteran Men

Guests may run in the league at a cost of £5 for the whole season. This is a one off charge. They must register on the day, and let us know if they competed last season (and if they did we can check the pack).

Guests must be members of a EA or SA, or similar affiliated club.

Second Claim runners may not count for team points. They can either run for their first claim club as a guest, or if they come and register on the day they can take part as a non-counting runner in their second claim vest.

Guests & Second claim runners do not accumulate team points, but do get individual grand prix points.

Race HQ will be at the all new singing and dancing NEHL Tent next at the start area.

Reminder to ALL competitors. We do not split race packs. Your team manager needs to collect and pay for your team entries. I have a list of who owes what, we wi
ll not take individual numbers out of the packs, we are far too busy. Find out who your team manager is and make sure they have a cheque or cash with them to cover the club's entry fees.

Costs are £50 + £3 per runner for clubs

£5 for guests

If by some unknown reason you manage to lose your number on the day after you've collected it from your team tent, you can buy a new one for £5. I know it sounds daft, but it has happened before.

Quick reminder of the rules.

You must start in the pack you have been allocated. (You will be DQd for running from the wrong pack)

You must wear your club's team vest or t-shirt, and all vests must be of the same design (or you will be DQd & won't count for team points)

As per league rules you CANNOT wear headphones

Age restrictions as follows:

Under 11 - must be aged at least 9 on the day of competition
Under 13 - must be 11 on 31st August 2022.  
Under 15 - must be 13 on 31st August 2022.
Under 17 men - must be 15 on 31st August 2022.
Under 17 & 20 women - must be 15 on 31st August 2022.
Senior Men - must be 17 on 31st August 2022.
Senior Women - must be 20 on 31st August 2022.

Masters men aged 65 may (if they wish) run in the 2 lap Senior Women's race, they register as per normal in the men's race, then come to race hq for a replacement number.  Masters wishing to do this must stay in the 2 lap race all season.

Results will be available on the usual link :

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