I hope like me you are looking forward to the start of a new season.

At the committee meeting last Wednesday 7 September points/changes were agreed as below:

1. Junior race start time: U15/17 9:50am, U11/13 9:55am (previously 10am). But can all Juniors please be at the start at 9:50am U11/U13 to hear any directions or safety announcement but wait until the U15/U17 have started before lining up on the line. This is to allow more time between Junior and Senior races and the split start so the Juniors can see who is in their race and to make it easier for marshals. The senior race will be at 10:30am as before.

2. To hopefully avoid delays to start of race from late entrants if entering on the day you must be in the queue at least 30 mins before the race start (so 9:20am for juniors 10:am for seniors).

3. Charges are unchanged: £10 pre registration for all 6 races(UKA paid up members of participating clubs only) or £5 entry on day (£7 if not UKA reg). The date for submission of pre registration for all six races by club reps is 30 September this year but you club may set a date a little before this to allow for entries and payment to be checked ahead of submitting the form.
4. Age categories for individual scores now to start from V35. So now V35 to V70 for both men and ladies (previously V40 to V70)

5. To qualify for an individual prize you must have completed at least 4 races. This applies to both Junior and senior categories. This is for individual awards only, team scores are based on the results for each race.
6. The team structure will be the same this year 12 men (4*Senior, 3*V40, 3*V50, 2*V60) and 8 ladies (2*Senior, 2*V40, 2*V50, 2*V60). The ratio of men to ladies is based on the split of runners. In 21/22 59.7% of runners were men and 40.3% ladies hence the 60:40 ratio retained for this season. As before a runner can score in a lower age category

7. Portslade Hedgehoppers and Brighton and Hove Frontrunners have been accepted as new clubs this year.

8. Hastings AC and Hastings Runners will now run as a combined team.

9. As in previous years junior categories are based on age at 31 August and Senior categories age at first race. As before and in accordance with UKA you must have been at least 17 on 31 August to compete in the senior event (even if you turn 17 before the first race).

10. The races this year are:

Oct 16th - Blackcap - Lewes
Nov 27th - Snape Wood - Wadhurst
Dec 18th - New Place Farm - Framfield or Heathfield Park - Heathfield - Venue TBC
Jan 15th - Warren Hill - Eastbourne or Heathfield Park - Venue TBC
Feb 5th - Whitbread Hollow - Eastbourne
Mar 12th - Pett

11 As in previous years car sharing is essential. Most of our events have limited parking and without car sharing would no longer be viable. It is the constraint on car parking which is the issue at most events not the number of runners.

Please see the Rules tab for further details.  The Events tab will be updated once the December and January venues are confirmed which should be by the start of October.