Cross Country Rules

 

1.         That the Competition be conducted as a team event for District Associations.

 

 

2.         COURSE DISTANCES:

 

             Year 7 Boys                      No further than 2000 metres

 

             Junior Boys                       3500 – 4500 metres

             Intermediate Boys             5000 – 6000 metres

             Senior Boys                      6500 – 7500 metres

 

             Year 7 Girls                      No further than 2000 metres

             Junior Girls                       3000 – 3500 metres

             Intermediate Girls             3500 – 4000 metres

             Senior Girls                      3500 – 4500 metres

 

3.         TEAMS

 

(a)(i)  Junior and Intermediate Championships – teams of a maximum of 8, first 5 to score.

(ii) The first 5 runners in the first placed team shall receive certificates and badges, and the first 5 runners in the 2nd and 3rd placed teams shall receive certificates.

 

(b)(i)  In Senior Championships – teams of a maximum of 8, first 4 to score.

(ii) The first 4 runners in the first placed team shall receive certificates and badges, and the first 4 runners in the 2nd and 3rd placed teams shall receive certificates.

 

District Associations unable to field a full team in any age group may enter individual runners.

 

4.         ENTRY FORM with individual names, addresses, schools and dates of births of entrants, must reach the Hon. Cross Country Secretary at least TEN days before the meeting.

 

5.         COMPETITOR NUMBERS – To be provided by this Association, and worn on the chest.

 

6.         SCORING

 

             1st               1 point

             2nd              2 points

             3rd              3 points, etc

 

             The District Association with the lowest score to be the winner.

 

7.         TIES

 

(a)    Between competitors – the points that would have been allotted to the place in question will be added together and divided by the number of competitors tying for that place.

 

(b)   Between teams – the position of the last counting competitor will decide. If there is still a tie, the position of the penultimate competitor, and so on.

 

8.         COURSE

 

             The course should be clearly marked free from dangerous hazards, with an unhindered run of an appropriate length to the finish.

 

9.         PROTESTS

 

(a)   That any protest or objection by a competitor or team against the conduct or placing of another competitor or team in any competition, or relating to any matter which may develop during the carrying out of the programme, shall be made to the appropriate referee by an authorised team steward during or immediately after that particular competition. The decision of the referee shall be final and shall be announced immediately.

 

(b)   Any protest concerning the eligibility or qualification to compete should be made in writing where practicable before or at least seven days after the date of the competition. Every such protest shall be accompanied by a fee of £2 which shall be forfeited if after investigation the protest or objection appears to have no reasonable grounds.