race 2
PECO XC League (2019-20) Race 2 - Venue: Middleton Park, Date: Sunday December 15 - Hosted by Abbey Runners & Assisted by Hyde Park Harriers

Peco XC Race 2 - Individual Results
Junior 1 mile
Junior 2 mile
mens team
mens team
mens team
mens team

Peco XC Race 2 - Team Results
Men's Team
Ladies Team
mens team
mens team

LOST PROPERTY - The marshal near the tented village was thrown a pair of rather nice gray gloves.  These have not been claimed by the owner.
Please get in touch if they belong to you... john@pecoxc.co.uk

PECO Cross Country League (2019-20): Race 2 (Middleton Park)

Race Date: Sunday 15th December 2019

Race Times & Distances:
Junior XC Challenge (School Year 2 - 6): 10.00am, 1.2 miles approx.
Junior XC Challenge (School Year 7 - 12): 10.20am, 2.1 miles approx.
Senior Men & Ladies (aged 16 and over*): 11.00am, 4.7 miles approx.

* Age groups for all 5 races in the season are based on age on 24/11/2019

Race Location:
All races will take place entirely within the grounds of Middleton Park, next to the John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ.

Registration will not be on the Middleton Park field. Registration will be in the Grandstand Suite of the John Charles Centre for Sport (Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ) from 9.00am.
If you have registered online for the series and already have your race number, you do NOT need to come to Registration. If you registered for the series, but were unable to attend Race 1 and do not have your race number, you should from your club representative (your club should let you know when and where to do this).

Car Parking:
Car parking is likely to be limited so please consider

  • Car sharing where possible
  • Using public transport – the John Charles Centre is accessible by the 2 and 3A bus from Leeds City Centre
  • Parking in the nearby area and walking. If you do need to park ‘on street’ please ensure that you do so safely, legally and with due consideration to local residents if parking in a residential area.
  • Running or cycling to the event


PECO event participants are allowed to use the John Charles Centre car parks, although parking will be limited. Please park in the car park off the third exit of the roundabout before the John Charles Centre if approaching from Middleton Grove, or the overflow car park – second exit when approaching from Middleton Grove, and then taking a left. You will be directed when the main car park is full.

The parking at the front of the stadium is short stay only and cars can only be parked there for three hours maximum, and you will be at risk of being ticketed if you exceed these restrictions.

Changing, Showers & Toilets:
Please either come ready to run, change at your club tent on Middleton Park field, or make use of the limited changing areas at the John Charles Centre.

After the race participants are welcome to use the showers in the John Charles Centre, although please bear in mind that with the number of participants these may be busy.

Toilets are available for use at the John Charles Centre.

Please leave all facilities in the John Charles Centre as you would wish to find them.

Warming Up:
Please keep off the junior race courses after 10.00am, as this is when the junior races start and it is not fair to the children to get in their way, or confuse them by running across or back along their race route. Suitable areas to warm up include the area in the middle of Middleton Park field or on the surrounding trails in the woods that are not used by the junior race courses.

The Courses:
The junior race courses are mostly on grass, but there are some compacted tracks and roots that make it unsuitable for spikes.

The senior race course includes a few short sections of tarmac path and some wooden bridge crossings, and therefore the course is not suitable for spikes.
There are some sections with exposed tree routes on the senior route: please take care!

Senior Course Map
senior course

The start and finish are both located in the north west corner of the main field. The course starts with two anti-clockwise laps of the main field, then going out for a lap around the west woods. The route then comes back across the northern end of the main field before heading out for a lap of the east woods. The course then comes back onto the main field for half a lap (clockwise) to the finish.

Junior 1 Mile Course Map
junior 1 mile

The route is a single anticlockwise lap, running around the main field and the woodland to the south west, and finishing with a short section through the woods to the north west of the field. The final section consists of a downhill, followed by an uphill back to the main field. The final section is run along quite hard-packed tracks in the woods; the rest of the course is on grass.

Junior 2 Mile Course Map
junior 2 mile

The route consists of two anticlockwise laps. The first lap goes round the main field, then through the woods at the north west of the field. The second lap is identical to the Junior 1 mile route. 

Club Tents
To ensure that the club tent area does not interfere with the routes for either the Senior or Junior races, please set up all tents after the break in the trees, as indicated below. Please be aware that the Junior races start at 10.00am, so be careful when crossing over their race route after this time. Marshals will be instructed to keep the Junior route clear, and will ask you to wait / take a different route to the tent area as necessary.

Post-Race Food:
Food will be served after the race at in the Grandstand Suite, John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ. There will also be a bar open in the Grandstand Suite after the race.

You will not be allowed into the Grandstand Suite after the race in muddy shoes. Please either change into clean shoes before coming in to the John Charles Centre after the race or leave your shoes in the foyer.

Results will be published as soon as possible after the race on the League website (www.pecoxc.co.uk).

Any Questions: If you need any further information before the race, please e-mail Mark Hetherington at mark@evensplits.co.uk

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