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A note on cross country in general - times, distances (and moles!)
Unlike track races, results attained on different cross country courses are seldom comparable. Even the same course may have different characteristics on different days. The weather can have a huge influence and it's not just wind and rain on the day that may slow runners down. Rainfall in the days and weeks leading up to a race can have a significant effect on how fast the surface is.
There are sometimes other factors too, particularly for races involving very young children. When setting out the course on Saturday mornings, the safety of the runners is always our main priority. If you had a decent stroll around on the Quex Meadow, you would have noticed an awful lot of molehills. (I'm reliably informed that they have not been as numerous on the site for more than forty years!)
While the races are traditionally advertised as being 1000 metres for the younger runners and 1500 metres for those in Year 5 and Year 6, these should only ever be viewed as approximate distances. In trying to provide runners with the safest route (avoiding those pesky molehills) I'm pretty sure that the course on 5th March ended up slightly on the long side.
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The results from Saturday 5th March 2022 can be found on the link below.
March 2022 Results
The results from Saturday 8th October 2022 will be here once checked
October 2022 Results
or we can can email you the results as soon as they are available.
Thanks again for being there to race, or watch, or help - We hope to see you again at our next event.