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County Cross-Country Championships 2020

County Cross-Country Championships 2020

HSE/Government Covid Guidelines mean that there are significant Restrictions on the total number of people on site.  As a result the County Board must implement specific measures , for this year only, to control access to the Cross-Country venue, and the way the event is conducted.


Day 1, Sunday October 4th, will set the standard to see if Cork Athletics County Board can manage to host the three subsequent Cross-Country Championship meets. A lot will depend on the behaviour of everyone attending the event, in terms of Covid compliance, and adherence to County Board conditions for the meet. Everyone must take personal responsibility for their own behaviour, and that of those they are responsible for, and do everything that they can to make the event safe for everyone present.

 

Changes to these Guidelines/Conditions

These guidelines/conditions were drafted while Cork was in Covid Level 2, and are subject to change or additions at very short notice

 

Statement from Cork Athletics County Board

"Cork Athletics County Board Officers have met virtualy several times to compile a workable programme for hosting this year's Championships. The Programme outlined below is a very challenging one for all of us. It is clear that we are limited to a maximum number of attendees, comprising of competitors, parents or guardians, officials and support personnel.

Consequently it has been decided that juveniles will be confined to their own age, otherwise, even with the conditions outlined here, the overall numbers on site cannot be managed within Government guidelines.


To avoid close contact in the finish area, and remove the necessity for a finishing chute, chip numbers will be used for all races this year. As Chip Numbers are required, entries must be submitted no later than ten (10) days before the event. Consequently late entries CANNOT be facilitated"

 

Day 1 - Sunday October 4th       
Under 14 Girls Under 14 Boys Under 16 Girls Under 16 Boys Under 23 Women Novice Women Under 23 Men Novice Men
3k 3k 4k 4k  One Race - 4k   One Race - 6k
Born 2007 Born 2007 Born 2005 Born 2005        
               
Day 2 - Sunday October 11th
Under 10 Girls Under 10 Boys Under 12 Girls Under 12 Boys Junior Women Junior Men Senior Women Senior Men
1k 1k 2k 2k 4k 5k 8k 10k
Born 2011 Born 2011 Born 2009 Born 2009 (inc U17 & 18) (inc U17 & 18)    
               
Day 3 - Sunday October 25th
Under 13 Girls Under 13 Boys Under 15 Girls Under 15 Boys Masters Women Masters Men    
2.5k 2.5k 3.5k 3.5k 4k 7k    
Born 2008 Born 2008 Born 2006 Born 2006 (and O/65 Men)      
               
Day 4 - Sunday November 1st
Under 9 Girls Under 9 Boys Under 11 Girls under 11 Boys Intermediate Women Intermediate Men    
750m 750m 1.5k 1.5k  5k  8k    
Born 2012 Born 2012 Born 2010 Born 2010        

 

Before the event

The County Board will hold a Zoom meeting for Club Covid Officers, on Monday 28th September. Each participating club should notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, so that she can send them the Zoom meeting login details.

 

Club Co-ordinators

Each club must nominate a co-ordinator/delegate/official/coach to collect race numbers before each race.
There must be a Different official/coach/parent to look after each clubs athletes for EACH INDIVIDUAL RACE, e.g. Under-14 Girls official will brings the club's athletes to the start line, and then brings them back to their cars after their race, and all must leave the venue immediately. The field will be cleared for the next race and a different official will then take charge of the Under-14 boys, and follow the same procedure as set out previously, and so on with next age group.

 

Entry Forms

Entry forms are below and on the Cork Athletics website (under Forms on the Main Menu).  Closing date for entries for events on Day 2 is 12 Noon, Thursday next, October 1st. [This is to ensure that Race Numbers can be printed and returned to Competition Secretary, Ina Killeen, for checking, sorting into appropriate club and age groupings, and packaged for pickup on the day. Forms should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please do NOT edit the form, except in the case of athletes details


Entry Forms

Entry Forms will be available later Completed Forms for events on Day 2 must be returned, by 12 Noon, on Thursday next October 1st, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Under 10 & Under 12 Entry Form - Excel File

Junior & Under 17 + Under 18 Entry Form - Excel File


County Senior Entry Form - Excel File

 



Under 14 & Under 16 Entry Form - Excel File - Entries Closed



Novice & Under 23 Entry Form - Excel File - Entries Closed

 

 

Athletics Ireland Registrations

Every participant MUST be currently registered Athletics Ireland members.

 

Juvenile Age Groups

Due to restrictions on overall numbers on site, Juvenile's are, for this year only, strictly confined to their own age group - Juveniles may only compete in their own age group, i.e. Under-9's may run in Under-9 only, Under -10's in Under-10 only, Under-11's in Under-11 only, etc. No Juvenile athlete may move up an age.

 

Prior to Travelling


Covid-19 Declaration

Each and every person attending MUST complete a Covid-19 Declaration on the day and BEFORE travelling to the event.  Any person who has NOT completed the form will NOT be admitted.

 

Arrival at Grounds


Timetable / Ground Admission Times

A Timetable, with admission times and start times, will be published as soon as compiled. This will include arrival times for EACH race.  Athletes must NOT arrive at the grounds before the designated admission time - anyone arriving at the grounds in advance of their designated time will be directed on past the grounds.  Queueing of cars on the roadway outside is not permitted.

 

Parent/Guardians

A Juvenile athlete may be permitted to bring one (1) parent/guardian/coach. If an athlete arrives with more than one parent/guardian/coach, only one will be admitted.  Non competing siblings/friends will NOT be admitted.  Numbers on site at any one time are strictly limited, under Government guidelines - every excess person reduces our capacity to hold the event. Due to Covid, This is NOT a family day out [we wish it were, as in other years, but, due to numbers on site, our hands are tied]

 

Club Co-ordinators

Each club must nominate a co-ordinator/delegate/official/coach to collect race numbers before each race.
There must be a Different official/coach/parent to look after each clubs athletes for each individual race, e.g. Under-14 Girls official will brings the club's athletes to the start line, and then brings them back to their cars after their race, and all must leave the venue immediately. The field will be cleared for the next race and a different official will then take charge of the Under-14 boys, and follow the same procedure as set out previously, and so on with next age group.

 

Parents/Guardians - Remain in Cars

All parents/guardians must remain in their cars, behind the ropes at the perimeter of the car parking area - no access to field. Start and Finish areas will be visible from there.

 

Spectators

Due to Governments/HSE limit on numbers on site, No spectators will be admitted.


Chip Numbers

Chipped Numbers will be used for all races. There will be a wide finish line, with no finish chute, or recording of names – these will be recorded automatically as each athlete crosses the finish line. [Note – No times will be published for Juvenile races]

 

Number Swaps

NO Number swaps are permitted.  Numbers will be Colour coded, so it will be clear if someone is running in the wrong race. [Number swaps are NOT permitted as each number/Chip is unique to each individual athlete]

 

After Every Race


Ground Clearance

The grounds must be cleared of all, except meet organising personnel, immediately after each race. This is a critical measure, without which it will not be possible to complete the fixture, and will impact on the decision to continue with the subsequent meets.  Athletes, parents and coaches MUST leave the grounds immediately after each race - This is to ensure  that the next race can start on time.  


Teams - Juveniles Races

 Teams will consist of three (3) athletes to score, and one (1) sub.

 

Senior Race Regulations

Eligibility and Regulations for Senior Races can be found under Competition Bye-Laws

 

NO MEDAL PRESENTATIONS

There will be NO MEDAL PRESENTATIONS at the event.  All medals will be posted out at a later date

 

Warmup/Cooldown

Warmup/Cooldown is NOT permitted inside the grounds [There will be a SMALL (approx. 70m long) warm-up area, suitable for a BRIEF (approx. 5 minutes) warm-up by juveniles] - please warmup and cooldown at another location prior to arriving/after leaving the grounds. These measures are required to ensure that the Grounds are cleared between each race.


About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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