Neiley Races 2013
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25th Neiley Junior Cross Country Race Series
Entries Now Closed
Race 3 - Wednesday 22nd May
2013 will be the 25th running of the Holme Valley Junior Schools Summer Cross Country League races. We had a record entry in 2012, with 1176 children entered.
The school will enter your child. Entries from individuals will not be accepted unless they are home-educated, in which case email us and we can see what we can do.
When entries are sent in, it is essential that it is clear which category your school falls into, so please tell us, see below for categories.
Rules - Sorry but there have to be some !!!
The races in 2013 will follow the same format as 2012. There will be 4 races in each of the 3 meetings. There will be 2 small school category awards in each race. The small school definition will be as follows :
- Having a maximum of 75 children at Key Stage 2
- Having a maximum of 150 children at Key Stage 2
For the open team awards it will be the first 4 runners to count in each race and there will also be a runners up team award. For the small school awards it will the first 3 runners to count in each race. As last year if a small school wins the open team award and the small team award, they can only take one award, which will be the most prestigious, this being the open award. The small team award will then pass on to the second placed small school.
Course discipline is important
- Please do not allow supporters to cross the course interfering with runners.
- Wearing of spikes is strictly forbidden due to the possible danger to other runners in crowded conditions.
Failure to abide by these two safety critical rules could lead to disqualification from the event or loss of points for the school.
On race day the Teacher or person responsible of each school group collects the race numbers and safety pins. The collection point will at the front of the Neiley Pavilion situated in the corner of the field.
Notice for Teachers : Please make sure your students know where you will be to collect numbers from. Good idea to carry an umbrella or a banner on a pole, just something to make you stand out from the crowd. Don't forget there will in excess of 1,000 people on the field !!!
Please make sure that the number is securely pinned to the front of each competitor and that it is clearly visible.
This year we are trying to reduce the amount of printing and so one weatherproof number will issued. This number and safety pins must be kept and brought back for each of the three races.
Please if any child retires during the race please inform someone at the finish so that the race number can be checked off.
There will be separate races for boys and girls each split into 2 age groups: Years 3 & 4 in one race and 5 & 6 in another.
Approximate Race Times :
- 4.30pm Years 3 & 4 Boys
- 4.45pm Years 3 & 4 Girls
- 5.05pm Years 5 & 6 Boys
- 5.20pm Years 5 & 6 Girls
- The year 3 – 4 course is one lap and is approximately 1080m long.
- The year 5 – 6 children run two laps of a slightly different course, which is 1827m.
Facilities and car parking
Toilets are available in the pavilion.
Car Parking will be on the hard play area accessed through the gate on Gynn Lane, Honley, close to its junction with New Mill Road. If that parking is unusable due to the weather, the Head of Honley High School, has kindly agreed to allow us to use the car parking at the school, which is accessed off Station Road. In either case road signs and marshals will assist. There must be no parking on the main road.
For a location map, see the How to find us page.
As well as a certificate for every individual who completes all three races, a number of other awards are given at the end of the three race series to both individuals and teams. These awards are detailed below :
- Plaques to the first 3 children in each of the 4 race categories and a cup/shield to be held for 1 year.
- 4th, 5th and 6th overall each receive a medal.
Overall: The first four finishers from each school in each race will comprise an overall team.
First overall receives a shield to be held for 1 year.
2nd receive a runners up shield to be held for 1 year.
Medium school: The first three finishers comprise the team. The winning team will receive a shield to be held for 1 year
Small school: The first three finishers comprise the team. The winning team will receive a shield to be held for 1 year.
If a small or medium school wins an overall award, they can only take one award. This will be the most prestigious, i.e. either the overall or 1st in their schools category. The relinquished award would then pass to the second place in the category.
Race and events calendar
All new members must attend an induction session before they will be allowed to join in any training sessions/runs.
For details of the next induction sessions, please review the race and events calendar above