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Update - Athletics Ireland National Cross Country Championships 2020 - Dec 9th

National Cross Country Championships 2020 Update

Update Wednesday December 9th 2020

 

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Athletics Ireland has announced dates for the 2020/2021 Cross Country season


Competitions will be subject to strict protocol and limited numbers will be competing, in accordance with Government Guidelines applicable at the time.

 

Age groups are based on 2020 ages (i.e. THIS year). All athletes must be registered Atheltics Ireland members for 2021 (NEXT year)

 

DateWeekendEvent
Sat 27th February Cross Country Weekend 1

 

Juvenile Even + U19/U20

 

Sun 28th February
Cross Country Weekend 1

 

Juvenile Even + U19/U20

 

Sat 13th March
Cross Country Weekend 2

 

Juvenile Uneven + Senior

 

Sun 14th March
Cross Country Weekend 2

 

Juvenile Uneven + Senior

 

Sat 27th March
Cross Country Weekend 3

 

Juvenile Inter Club (U11/U13/U15/U17/U19)

 

Sun 28th March
Cross Country Weekend 3

 

Juvenile Inter Club (U11/U13/U15/U17/U19)

 


Numbers permitted to participate will be a limited, in accordance with government guidelines. Consequently the following will apply.


National Senior Cross-Country Championships:

Qualification:  

•    First 3 Clubs from each Regional Championship (Leinster (rest of Leinster clubs), Dublin (Dublin clubs), Connacht, Munster, Ulster/ANI (6 athletes per team, 4 to score)


•    Plus First 6 individuals from Regional Championships (excluding those already qualified on club teams)


•    Plus 2019 club and individual winners


•    Plus up to 23 places available to elite/HP/U23 athletes based on European Cross Championship participation over the past 3 years


If there are remaining places available, they will be allocated on the discretion of the National Endurance Coordinator.

 

National U19/U20 Championships

•    Qualification: Open entry, but confined to athletes born in 2001 or 2002

 

National Juvenile Individual and Inter-Provincial Championships

•    Qualification: First 15 individuals from each Province


•    Medals: First 12 individual finishers


•    First 8 Provincial finishers to score, 15 medals for Provincial team


•    No direct entry. All entries must come through the Provincial Secretary


•    Athletes may move up one age group


National Juvenile Inter-Club Championships

•    Age groups: U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19


•    Qualification: First 3 Club teams (from 2020 Provincial competition, substitutions may be made), Teams of 5. This may be increased to 4 teams if government restrictions allow.


•    Team Medals: 4 to score, 5 team medals, no individual medals


•    No direct entry. All entries must come through the Provincial Secretary


•    Athletes may move up one age group


All competition dates and conditions are subject to change, in line with Government guidelines.


Venues to be confirmed.


Athletics Ireland are considering hosting further competitions, and dates for these will be released in due course.

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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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