Army Cross Country

THE ARMY INTER UNIT CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS - 11 OCTOBER 2017

The Army Cross-Country Relay Championships will be held at the Tweseldown Race Course, near Aldershot, GU52 8AD on Wednesday 11 October 2017 commencing at 1130 hours.

COMPETITION DETAILS

2.The following competitions will be contested:

1)    U23 Team male and female

Race 1.  Start 1130 hours

2)    Women’s Teams

Teams of 4 in all competitions.

3)    Masters Teams Male & female}

Race 2.  Start 1330 hours.

4)    All Units Major and  Minor 

Teams of 4 in all competitions.

3.         The course will be approximately 3 miles over undulating sandy tracks and heath land.  Each competitor will cover the same course as a team relay, handing over by touch.

WALKING THE COURSE

4.         Competitors may walk the course from 1000 hours on the day.

RESULTS

5.         EMIT-UK will be providing the electronic timing and producing the results. If you would like your time sent to you via text message please provide your mobile number on the entry form found at Annex A. All results will be live on the EMIT-UK website www.emit-uk.com, Electronic chips will be on the back of your running number. Do not remove the number until after you have finished the race.

PRIZES

6.         Army Athletics Association medals will be awarded in each of the above categories 1, 2 ,3 and 4 as follows:

1st        Placed Team   -   Minimum of 4 competing teams.
2nd       Placed Team   -   Minimum of 5 competing teams.

ENTRIES

7. 

a.     Teams wishing to enter are to  do by submitting both Annex ‘A and B’ by no later than Wednesday 04 October 2017. Entries after this date will not be accepted.  Team Captains who wish to change an individuals name may do so. Name changes must be completed by no later than 1000 hrs on the day.   

b.    Entry fees of £20.00 per team made payable to the ‘ASCB Central Bank’ or             by BACS to account no 10529980 sort code 16-19-26 reference XC Relays must accompany all entry forms.  Entries and team lists will be accepted by fax however, entry fees must be forwarded prior to the closing date.

c.    Units may enter more than 1 team but the organisers reserve the right to limit the number of teams entered by a single unit, if necessary.  Units with composite teams that include civilian members of staff may compete but will be ineligible for prizes. The event is open to all reserve units.  All members of teams must be on the unit strength as at the date of the event.

d.    Competitors for U23 male & female categories must be aged U23 on the day of the competition to be eligible to compete in these competitions.

e.       Masters ladies must be 35 or over and men must be 40 or over on the day of the competition.  Units may enter composite teams of the same gender (‘hors concours’) but will not be eligible for prizes.

ACCOMMODATION

8.         Units requiring accommodation in Aldershot are responsible for making their own arrangements, including respective messes, by contacting the Aldershot Accommodation Booking Centre on 01252 354305 or email at defence.bookings@sodexo-uk.com.  Accommodation in Aldershot is scarce and is allocated on a first come, first served policy, so early booking is advised.

TRAVEL

9.         This letter is the authority for the individuals to travel at public expense to this approved AAA competition, in accordance with JSP660 and 2017DIN10-023. All travel arrangements are to be by the cheapest and most economical means and coordinated so as individuals travelling from the same or near unit locations travel together.   Subsistence allowance claims are not admissible for sports and no claims for subsistence allowance should be made for this event.

PRE RACE BRIEFING

10.       Team Captains are to report to the Organising Secretary at Tweseldown, by 1000 on Wed 11 Oct 17  for Race 1 and by 1200 for Race 2 for a final briefing and to be issued team numbers.  Running order and numbers submitted on team lists will remain extant.

11.       Army Sports Trophies Competition (ASTC) 2016/17.  The ASTC will take place annually over the period of 1 Nov – 30 Sep. A covering letter (complete with Rules at Annex A) containing an in-depth explanation of format and rule changes and can be found on the ASCB DII MOSS page as well as the RC DII Moss Page.  All competitors are encouraged to ensure that their unit CoC is aware that they may qualify for points and to ensure the unit is registered on the RC Website and that the results are entered after each sports events.

Points are awarded for the following categories and can be entered retrospectively at unit level by the OIC Sport in accordance with the instructions:

  • Team Success

  • Individual Representation (Corps, Army, UK Armed Forces)

  • Qualifying Coaches and Officials

  • Active Officiating

  • Hosting Regional/Bde Events

  • Unit Sports Tours

  • Internal Unit Competitions

PUBLICITY

12.       Bdes PD Branches are requested to distribute the details of this event to units within their AOR and give this event the widest publicity.

Maj (Retd) J Killoran
Secretary

Annexes:

A:        Army Cross Country Relays Entry Form
B.       Team Declaration Form.

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