2019 Cross Country International – England                      

Southport and Aintree 16th November


This note is just to let people know how arrangements have been finalised for accommodation, travel and meals. 


The rooms booked at the team hotel have now been fully paid. Most folk who are sharing rooms will know who they are with, but if you need to check - contact Ada, John or Andy. Those arriving by car can park free of charge at the hotel, just let the reception know your registration number. The team coach will also park at the hotel. On arrival give your names to reception - they have our room list to speed things up.

We will arrange a meeting at the bar area, or function room (waiting to hear if available) of the hotel on Friday evening at 6.00pm where we will: -

  1. Give details of transport to and from Aintree. We will be using the team coach and individual cars. The coach can do two runs if necessary.
  2. Handing out vest and shorts to those who have ordered them.
  3. If we have tickets for the meal and programmes (£1 each) for the Saturday hand these out.
  4. Confirm any other last-minute details.

Those unable to attend the Friday meeting can pick up on things by phoning John or Andy, or by contacting team members at the hotel. Breakfast is being served from 07:00 until 11:00 and we think the hotel will have us in their function room, to be confirmed at check-in.

The hotel is approximately half a mile from Southport Theatre and Convention Centre Floral Hall, where the evening presentation and dinner will be held.


The coach leaving Glasgow (as last year, opposite the Caledonian University on Cowcaddens Road) will call at Bothwell Services (if required) and Junction 44 Carlisle. Those wishing to join at Bothwell please let Andy know. It will leave Glasgow at 10:00 (arrive by 09:45 if possible) and return Sunday 17th after breakfast. It’s a 53 seater and there are still a few seats (5) available. Let Andy Law know of any requests – lawchgair@aol.com .  The cost of the coach is £33 per head, which includes the driver’s meals, accommodation and a reasonable gratuity.


We have paid EAMA for 102 tickets and have notified them of any special dietary requirements we made aware of.  There is one space still to be confirmed in that 102, so if anyone has not booked, but wants to go that is still available.


Most have paid by now or have contacted Andy to let him know of cheque, cash or online payments being made.

For those who you are not using any of the accommodation, coach or evening event options, you’ll get a payment of £50 travel subsidy or the balance dependent on what options have been taken up.  Andy will post/hand out cheques at the event or afterwards.  Anyone wanting this paid by online transfer, let Andy know your Sort Code and Bank Account Number and he’ll arrange that.


Ada      -           0141 578 0526                                    stewart2@ntlworld.com

John     -           07866 569707                                     jbell1969@gmail.com

Andy    -           07920 005485                                     lawchgair@aol.com


England Athletics Masters Association

Course Venue: The venue for the International will be Aintree Racecourse – postcode L9 5AS. The racecourse is about 17 miles from Southport. If travelling by car from Southport, take the A570 then A59 to Aintree racecourse. Stewards will be on hand to direct attendees to the parking areas and to the course.

Event timetable: International teams photo call at the course: 09.55am – Northern Ireland, 10.05am – Scotland, 10.15am – Republic of Ireland, 10.25am – Wales, 10.35 – England.

The photographer will be Paul Hanley Photos. He will be taking photographs on the course and at the presentation event. Photographs can be viewed and purchased after the event online at www.paulhanley.com – telephone 07703987919.

Race 1 – 11.00am – M65, M70, M75 plus, W65, W70, W75 plus 6k (3 laps)

Race 2 - 12 noon - W35 to W60 6k (3 laps)

Race 3 - 12.45pm – M50 to M60 8k (4 laps)

Race 4 –1.30pm - M35, M40, M45 8k (4 laps)

Race 5 – 2.15pm - Open race – M35 plus and W 35 plus – 6k and 8k distances as for International age groups.

Changing, toilets, kit storage and refreshments at the venue.

Race numbers and programme: Race numbers and programmes will be distributed to team managers at the team hotels on the afternoon of Friday 15th November. There will be a charge for programmes of £1.00.

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