PECO XC 2017-18

PECO Annual Cross Country (XC) League 2017-2018

About the competition: PECO XC is a series of five cross country races and a competition for running clubs around Leeds: each Club can enter as many members as they wish, there are competitions for individual runners as well as teams of runners which are simply based on men’s and ladies teams.

All Clubs also compete in the Vets division: for men, 3 MV40s, 2MV50s and 1 MV60 count for the team score; for ladies it is 1 LV35, 1LV45 and 1 LV55

Scoring is based on the first 8 men counting for the men’s team and the first 5 ladies (previously 4, updated to 5 this year) counting for the ladies team, i.e. 1 point for 1st overall, 2 points for 2nd overall etc.

If a team of men consist of 12 runners and the fastest 8 finish in 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th place, the men’s team will score 360 points (10+20+30+40+50+60+70+80).   Winning teams: The team with the lowest number of points wins that day and is awarded 1 point.  The team who is awarded the lowest number of points at the end of the 5 races is announced as the winning team in each division.

Cost:  It is £3 to register for the competition (to cover the timing chip tag) and £3 per race.  As a small incentive, STAC members who complete all 5 races in the series will receive a bottle of quirky ale!

Race numbers will be available for collection from Captain’s in November (ready for the 1st race on the 26/11 Nostell Priory).   Please retain your number throughout the competition (no matter how many races you are competing in). Numbers cannot be transferred to another runner.

Full details (incl leagues and prev results) are on the website:   Race details and course maps are normally available via the website 2 weeks before the event.

We have had an encouraging response to the callout to be involved.   All runners in the competition do count / make a difference with their positioning against other Club runners, so the more STAC’s involved the better! Captains will confirm final details for the Event(s) nearer the time. 

 The dates for the 2017/18 season are: (changes in schedule reflected):

2017/18 Date Hosts Assistants Venue
Race 1 Nov 26 Ackworth Road Runners Eccleshill Road Runners Nostell Priory
Race 2 Dec 10 Abbey Runners Horsforth Fellandale Golden Acre Park
Race 3 Jan 7 Roundhay Runners Chapel Allerton RR Roundhay Park
Race 4 Jan 21 Middleton Park Rothwell Harriers & Hyde Park Harriers joint hosts
Race 5 Feb 11 Kippax Harriers St Theresa’s AC Temple Newsam
Relays March 25 PecoXC League WYWL TBA