RED ROSE CROSS COUNTRY

Last updated: 30th December 2017

Bury AC compete in the Red Rose Cross Country league, which takes place every autumn.  The competition is open to athletes of all age groups, from U11 upwards.  Our team manager is Alison Dale.

Fixtures & Recent Results

2018 fixtures will be posted here when announced.  2017 results are as follows:

  1. Saturday 14th October – Leigh   Results
  2. Saturday 11th November – Chorley  Results
  3. Saturday 18th November – Bolton  Results
  4. Saturday 2nd December – Rossendale   Results

Series results are here:  Results

Bury AC award winners in 2017 were:

  • U13 Boys:          Gilbert Vaughan (5th place)
  • U15 Boys:          Francis Woodcock (2nd place)
  • U17 Men:           Team (2nd place), Oliver Makinson (2nd place), Marcus Dey (3rd place)
  • U20 Women:      Sophie Hill (4th place), Lauren Booth (5th place)
  • Senior Women:  Team (2nd place), Caitlin Cole (5th place)
  • V40 Women:       Katie Geelan (2nd place)

A full list of 2017 award winners is here.

Start times & distances

Race start times are the same at all fixtures, and are shown below.  Distances vary by course but are approximately as stated below.

12:15  Under 11 Boys  (approx. 2km)
12:30  Under 11 Girls  (approx. 2km)
12:45  Under 13 Boys  (approx. 3km)

13:00  Under 13 Girls  (approx. 3km)
13:15  Under 15 Boys & Girls  (approx. 4km)
13:35  Under 17 Boys & Girls, Junior, Senior and Vet. Ladies  (approx. 5km)
14:15  Junior, Senior, & Veteran Men  (approx. 10km, except Rossendale 7.3km)

Scoring

Team:  Team points are calculated using the finish positions of the first three athletes in each category (six for junior/senior men and four for veteran men).  The lowest aggregate score wins.  Non-scoring athletes still play a key role by finishing ahead of members of other teams, thus increasing the points aggregate of rival teams.  The aggregate score across all four fixtures gives the series winner.

Individual:  In all individual sections the competitor with the lowest aggregate of points from their best three races at the end of the season shall be declared the individual winner.

More detailed rules and information about scoring can be found here.

Past results

2016:  Leigh      Blackburn      Bolton      Rossendale      Series

2015:  Leigh      Hyndburn      Bolton      Rossendale      Series