English National Cross Country Championships 2008
The 2008 English National Cross Country Championships will this year be held at Alton Towers on 23rd February.
With a Midlands Championship having previously been organised at Alton Towers the course is not new, those who have competed on this course will know that the venue is not parkland as you might expect. The course is situated overlooking some beautiful countryside and is positioned on the side of a hill. It consists of mainly meadowland with some hilly terrain. The start and early part of the course is predominantly downhill and continues that way to the bottom part of the second field used. There is then a climb back up to the main field where the finish will be situated adjacent to the start area. The terrain is meadow and pasture land and will be a good test for all athletes that enter the Championships.
This years Championships will see the introduction of ?Chip-Timing?. Photos available of competitors after the National XC Champs on this website - www.mickhall-photos.com
See how you fared last year.
Age Group Race Distance
Under 15 Boys Championship (4.5K) 11.05
Under 17 Women Championship (5K) 11.30 am.
Junior Women Championship (5K) 11.30 am.
Under 13 Girls Championship (3K) 12 noon.
Under 17 Men Championship (6K) 12.20 pm.
Under 15 Girls Championship (4K) 12.50 pm.
Junior Men Championship (10K) 1.15 pm.
Under 13 Boys Championship (3K) 2 pm.
Senior Women Championship (8K) 2.15 pm. Four to score
Senior Men Championship (12K) 3 pm. Six to score