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- Thu 11th Jul, 19:30
- Sun 28th Jul, 13:00
- Wed 7th Aug, 19:00
- Wed 21st Aug, 19:00
- Sun 1st Sep, 11:00
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Lancashire County Cricket Club
We have a combined road, trail and fell championship for Summer 2019, with "short", "medium" and "long" distance races in each discipline.
Qualifying criteria and rules
Here’s what you need to do in order to qualify for the 2019 Manchester YMCA Harriers Summer Championship:
- You need to be a member of the Manchester YMCA Harriers!
- You must complete at least five of the nine fixtures.
Once you have qualified, points are awarded to runners based on their performance in each race, with the highest placed runner awarded one point, the next highest two points and so on. The runner with the lowest total number of points to meet the qualification criteria wins the championship.
In the case where two or more runners are tied on points, those runners will then be ranked according to their head-to-head performances. If runners cannot be separated by head-to-head performances, they will be adjudged to have tied.
A note on fell races
We have three fell races on the 2019 Summer Championship.
Fell races usually take place in remote and exposed areas, where weather conditions can change very quickly. Runners are strongly advised to take the following “best practice” equipment with them to every event:
- Waterproof whole body cover (i.e. covering the torso from the head to the ankles)
- Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions; as a minimum, this will include a hat and gloves, but you may also wish to bring other equipment such as a fleece
- A map (preferably waterproof) of the race route and surrounding areas (maps can often be downloaded from race websites)
- A compass suitable for navigating the course (GPS type equipment is not acceptable)
- A whistle
- Emergency food rations
- A bum-bag or back pack for carrying this equipment
This equipment is mandatory for all “long” events, regardless of the prevailing or forecast weather conditions.
For shorter events taking place in fine and settled weather, the race organiser may decide to waive some of these requirements.
Please note that some organisers may require runners to carry additional equipment beyond that listed above, for example, a lightweight foil bivi bag.
For full information about equipment requirements and other rules regarding fell running, please consult the Fell Runners Association website.