Summer and Winter XC

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On this page you will find the latest information for our Herefordshire Summer and Winter Cross Country Leagues.

If you require any further information please email the club or message our club Cross Country Leaders, Joanne Rees and Gareth Price. Please note these events are FREE for members of Builth and District Running Club.

Herefordshire XC Race Dates for 2022-2023
30th October 2022 Pembridge (Wye Valley Runners)
20th November 2022 Peterstow (Monross Trailblazers)
18th December 2022 Forest Fields (Builth and District Running Club)
15th January 2022 Croft Castle (Croft Ambrey Running Club)
26th February 2023 Tenbury (Ludlow Runners)

Gwent XC League Race Dates (£4 per runner, per race)
15th October 2022 Cardiff
12th November 2022 Blaise Castle, Bristol
11th/12th February 2023 TBD – Possibly Pont-y-Pwl
4th/5th March 2023 TBD – Possibly Margam Park, Port Talbot

Herefordshire & Borders Off-Road League 2022, Race 4.
Westons Cider Orchards, The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury, HR8 2NQ
Wednesday 27th July 2022
7:30pm Start
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Ledbury & District Harriers are proud to host the last race in the Summer Off-Road Series. Thank you to Westons Cider for allowing us to host the race in their orchards and for the use of the parking and toilet facilities.
The venue is signposted off the A449 from both Ledbury and Ross On Wye. The What 3 Words location is: slides.kitten.auctioned.
Please park where instructed by the marshals. The start is an approximate 5 minute walk from the carpark, again please follow marshals instructions. DO NOT ENTER THE WESTONS SITE.
The course is a two lap course with one minor road crossing. The second lap is slightly different so please follow the marshals directions.
First lap follows marshal points:
Start, 1,2,4,5,6,3,7,9,10
Second lap follows marshal points:
Start,1,2,4,5,6,3,7,8,10
The route is approximately 4.75 miles, the route will be marked out with direction arrows and tape, please keep to the perimeter of the orchards.
JUNIORS route: One lap of the course, following the second lap route, approximately 2.5 miles.

Race Referee: Peter Smith
England athletics Race Licence Number: CC2022/0411
The presentation will be back at the Scrumpy House restaurant where Weston’s are providing tokens for a free ‘half’. These can be collected as you finish.

4.75 miles for half a cider. Seems a fair exchange rate. Thank you Ledbury and District Harriers

Herefordshire & Borders Summer Off-Road League 2022 Race 3, Bulmers Orchards, Westhope. Wednesday 13th July 2022 7:30pm Start.  Thank you to our hosts Heineken/ Bulmers for allowing us to return to Westhope for the 3rd race of the Summer off-road league, please park where instructed by our marshalls and please respect the property of the landowners. The venue is signposted off A4110 at Bushbank, Approx 7 Mile North of Hereford on the Canon Pyon Road. Due to the race being held in the lovely Bulmers Orchards in North Herefordshire we do not have an exact postcode but here is a precise what3words cleanser.chatting.nuggets. The course is the same as previous years, please see the below description and route; “One lap anti-clockwise of the top orchard One lap anti-clockwise of the bottom orchard & One lap clockwise of the top orchard.” The route is 4.5 miles, the route will be fully marked out with directional arrows and please keep to the perimeter of the course which is mainly grassed tracks. JUNIORS Route: One Lap anti-clockwise of top orchard & then a U-turn to do one clockwise loop of top orchard – Just the top field. (approx 2.5 miles) Please be aware there is a minor road crossing dividing the top and bottom of the orchards; this will be fully marshaled and no one will be able to leave the venue until the final runners are into the top orchard. Race Referee: Chris Crosswell. England Athletics Race Licence Number: CC2022/0409. Toilets will be available (portaloos) & Refreshments will be available post race, please put all litter in the bins provided.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Westhope. Many thanks, Hereford Couriers RC. 

Race 3 map of Bulmers Orchards

Race 2 information Herefordshire & Borders Summer Cross Country League 2022. Fforest Fields, Weds 22nd June 2022, 7.30pm

Location. Fforest Fields Caravan Site,
Hundred House
Builth Wells LD1 5RT

Permission to race at Fforest fields has been kindly granted by owners George and Katie Barstow.

Parking. Car parking will be in the main camping field. Marshals will direct you on arrival. Please do not drive to the main camping reception area. Facilities. Toilets are available but the owners have asked that runners DO NOT TAKE MUDDY SHOES INSIDE THE TOILET BLOCK. Water and cake will be provided at the finish. The cafe will be open for hot drinks and refreshments. Course. Race distance: 4.6 miles consisting of 2 x 2.3 mile laps, 1 lap for juniors. It will be a mass start for all with the start and finish in the same location Medic A first aider will be present for the duration of the race. Contact. Jo Rees: 07580 322703. Race licence number: WA-CC-012. Race Official: Peter Hunt.

The route for the Fforest Fields xc

Round Up, Result and Photo from Race 1 – 2022 https://www.facebook.com/228899270649846/posts/2008074842732271/

Race 1 (Posted 25th May 2022) Herefordshire and Border Cross Country Summer League Race 1 Date: 1st June 2022 Start : 7.30 pm Venue: Berrington Hall, Leominster. HR6 0DW. By kind permission of the National Trust. Entrance and parking: Please use the entrance on Eye Lane (travelling north on A49 turn left in Aston). There will be a £3 charge for each car, this includes NT members. Please make sure you have change with you. Course: The course is 2 laps, making a 4.5 mile total. It is all grassland. Water: There will be water and some refreshments for runners at the finish. Other instructions: Please follow the signs from the car park to the course, stay out of the main house area and do not cross the ha ha from the field to the gardens. Emergency phone:  Ali Benwell 07789978027 Frist Aid Phone: Chris Reeves 07817005607

Map of the course for race number 1

HEREFORDSHIRE SUMMER XC LEAGUE 2022 (Posted May 11th)

All paid club members can run in this friendly league for free! 😀 There are 4 races over June and July on Weds, 7.30pm start. Races will be short 4-5 miles over fields and tracks.

Dates:
June 1st – Berrington Hall (Ludlow Club)
June 22nd – Fforest fields (Builth club)
July 13th – West Hope ( Hereford Couriers)
July 27th – Orchards at Much Marcle (Ledbury club)

(Check out our full race calendar here).

Format:
Mixed teams of 3 males and 3 females. All races count for team points. Your race position will contribute to the team score. We have plenty of members so lets try and field 3 or 4 teams per race 💪
For idividual age categories you need to do at least
3 out 4 races to qualify.

Transport can be provided from Builth so come along and represent your club.

We need lots of men and ladies so please get in touch if you’re interested please 👍 and we can order you a race number.

Go team Builth 💛🖤💛🖤

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