BRITISH and IRISH MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL

12 NOVEMBER 2016

Overview

The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club is hosting the 2016 Home International Competition on 12th November 2016.  The series of races for Masters athletes in 5-year age group bandings from 35 up to 75 will take place over either three or four laps of a 2k route around Tollcross Park in Glasgow.

Male and female teams will compete at a high level and during the evening, following the series of races, there will be an annual dinner and presentation of awards in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Glasgow's waterfront.

The event goes ahead with the support of the Glasgow Marketing Bureau, Glasgow City Council and Awards for All.

Accommodation

We have arranged competitive accommodation rates on a first come, first served basis at a selection of hotels in the vicinity of Glasgow's Exhibition Centre and Hydro Concert Centre.  These are: -

Crowne Plaza, Congress Road G3 8QT
Hilton Garden Inn, Finnieston Quay G3 8HN
Premier Inn, Pacific Quay G51 1DZ
Hallmark 27 Washington Street G3 8AZ
The Village, Pacific Quay G51 1DA
Ibis, 220 West Regent Street, G2 4DQ

Athletes booking these hotels should use the link http://peoplemakeglasgow.com/xcountry to take advantage of negotiated rates.

There will be a courtesy bus running on a revolving basis from the Crowne Plaza to Tollcross Park and back on race day from 9.30 am.

The hotels in this part of Glasgow have the advantage of immediate access to the Clyde Walkway, which allows for any amount of traffic-free mileage for post-race legs to the super-keen, or over-addicted.

In addition to the earmarked hotels, there is a wide range of other accommodation in the city ranging from budget hostels to city centre boutique hotels for those who want to venture a bit further off from the race HQ.  A good option for those wanting to do a bit of independent travelling is to download the Traveline Scotland App – https://trafficscotland.org - which is an absolute boon for making the best use of public transport links

Entries and Results

In addition to the Home International Races there will be male and female Open Races of 8k and 6k respectively, on the same day with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Results from the 2015 Dublin Event are here

Results for the 2016 Event will appear here as soon as these are available. The event will be hand timed and hand recorded backed up by video recording.

Timetable

Team Photographs  
Scotland 10:30
Wales 10:35
Northern Ireland 10:40
Ireland 10:45
England 10:50

Races  
Women and M65+ 11:30
M50 – 64 12:30
M35 – 49 13:15
Open Race 14:00

Organisation and Contacts

The SVHC have appointed a Working Group to plan for and deliver the race

Responsibilities are as follows: -

Overall Race Director Campbell Joss, Club President
Men’s' Team Captain Alastair Macfarlane, Club Secretary
Women’s' Team Captain Ada Stewart, Club Vice President
Course Build John Bell, Committee Member
Finance Issues Andy Law, Club Treasurer

Contact details for any of the above can be found on the Committee page of this website.            

This group will be augmented as race day approaches and there will be a big team of volunteers, both from SVHC membership and other Scottish Athletic Clubs.

Scottish Team Selection

Individual age group teams will be selected through a mix of current form and previous performances for at least half of the team.  Team members will require to be current members of SVHC.  The finalisation of the teams will be settled after considering performances in a selection trial at Tollcross Park on 17th September. Click here for more details.

The Course

The course at Tollcross is on undulating terrain with differing surface conditions at various points and open ground interspersed with sections mature trees.

There are adjacent changing and catering facilities at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre and there will also be pavilion accommodation and portable toilets on site.

A map of the course is available here

 

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