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Peter Lewis
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Manx Timing Solutions
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Primary Schools Cross Country Championships 2019

Date: Thursday March 28th (Reserve date: Thursday April 4th 2019)

Time: 1.00-3.00pm  (First race starts at 1.30pm prompt)

Venue: Nobles Park, Douglas (Upper football pitches)

Course details
1,400 metres
(just under 1 mile) - approximately. This will be 2 laps around the marked course.

Setting up of course
Andy Fox with help from SNHS pupils.

HQ
Race Headquarters for scorers and toilets: Pavilion (Pre-booked)

Parking
Ample parking in main car park behind Grandstand off Glencrutchery Road

Toilets
By car park behind Grandstand, in the Pavillion and also in the park near the bowling green.

First Aid
St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

Risk assessments
Rob Sellors/Andy Fox with support from Adrian Mooney at DESC.

Marshaling
SNHS sixth formers

Teams
Each school competing to provide 2 teams of up to 6 - 1 boys/1 girls (no reserves necessary).
Teams can be a mix of Y3, 4, 5, 6 for example.
As in previous years, we will be operating a system of the top 4 in each team to count. This means that schools who are struggling to bring 6 children for each team, can still enter.

Preparation for schools before the event

Once your team is finalised, please return to this site and go to the "Registration" tab. From there, you will be able to enter the names of all the competitors for your school. This opens on Monday 18th March at 9am and closes at 7pm on Wednesday 27th March.

The timing system on the day will be an electronic system managed by manxtimingsolutions with the children using electronic tags which they secure around their ankle using a velcro strap. This electronic system provides for greater accuracy and enables us to have individual/team results confirmed immediately after each race.

As a back-up; students from SNHS will be using an i-Pad to film the finish.

Starting arrangements:
Between 1.00 and 1.20pm

Children (with their team coaches) can walk the course to become familiar with the route and terrain (optional)

1.20pm
All team coaches to take their boys teams to starting area where Andy Fox will organise positions for each team.
Each child in a team stands behind one another in order of ability (to be decided by team coach beforehand).

1.25pm
Race briefing for boys race

1.30pm
Boys race begins on whistle


Repeat procedure for 2nd race (girls) starting at 2.00pm

2.10pm Races over

Important!
One member of staff from each school is responsible for meeting their runners at the end, detaching electronic tags immediately from each pupil and then returning complete sets to the Graham Hughes at manxtimingsolutions in the centre of the field.
 
 2nd member of staff to supervise the other team by the Pavillion.

Prize presentation at 2.30pm approx
Representation from the company providing sponsorship will be involved in presenting the prizes.

Scoring arrangements
Electronic timing system provided by Manx Timing Solutions and all information including race organisation and results will be available here on the Results tab.

Trophies (Replicas ordered from Corletts - same order each year)
• Individual winner for each boys and girls race
• Winning boys team
• Winning girls team
• Overall winning team

Certificates
All children taking part to receive a certificate. These are to be emailed to participating schools afterwards for them to print, copy and complete, or provided on the day by MSR as in previous years.

Entry fee:
No costs for individual schools apart from transport.
This year, our event is being sponsored once again by Microgaming Software Systems Ltd. and they have agreed ot support the full funding of the costs.

Refreshments
No refreshments (including water) will be provided, so can all schools please bring their own food/drinks if needed.

Litter
Please can all schools bring a plastic bin bag to help remove all rubbish from the field before they depart.

Transport arrangements
Schools are encouraged to share transport with nearby schools.

Advertisement date for schools
January 2019

Last date for entry: Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Organiser:
Rob Sellors: 615995/266212 rob.sellors@sch.im

Course layout:
Andy Fox
PA System:
Danny Kneale (SNHS)

Chief marshall:
Andy Fox and SNHS students

Media:
IOM Newspapers

Race caller/PA:
Andy Fox/Rob Sellors

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results