The Mid Lancashire league takes place after our parkrun. It starts a good time after parkrun and so gives plenty of time to get washed and changed and do a few jobs.
The order of events is as follows;
|1.20pm||u15 girls and u13 boys||
|1.40pm||u15 boys and u17 women||
|2.00pm||u17 men; jnr, snr & vet women||
|2.30pm||jnr, snr and vet men||
The event takes place at the Youth Fields and up into Howtun Woods (Hawcoat). The event is free for spectators.
Anybody affiliated to a running club can enter on the day for the price of £2. Unfortunately, those unaffialited cannot run.
Cross Country's are great events to watch and to take part in. The differences between our parkrun event and the XC are;
- They are on mud and grass, not tarmac,
- They are shorter for juniors (perhaps 1 -2k) or longer (an extra 1-2K for senior women and junior men, 5k for senior men)
- You must be a member/affiliated to a club
So they are the differences and that is where it ends. If you do go up to watch, you will see, there is a great variety of runners taking part and not everybody is an elite athlete. They are just normal people like you and me, speed and pace is relative, nearly everybody is working at their maximum and they don't mind getting wet or muddy. Just like us at parkrun (perhaps with the exception of getting muddy, but that can change!).
Barrow could do with your support and you never know, you may really enjoy watching it, it may inspire you once again, as has parkrun to date. It may make you realise that there is no wall between us and the club runner and it may make you think about joining.
See you at parkrun and then hopefully later at the XC