Dates and venues
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There are 5 races in the winter months - normally Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb and March. All races are on Sunday starting at 11:00 am. Clubs take it in turns to host an event and we regularly see getting on for 300 runners taking part. It's probably fair to say that these XC events are generally more characterful than your standard cross country events with many containing both 'undulations' and varied terrain.
No number/chip = no result for you (don't start without one)
Please make sure you do not hold your hand over your number/chip when you cross the finish line - hold arms to side or above your head. You may not get registered by the system.
Please do not get close to the timing equipment (finish) once you've been through the finish once. Repeated 'pings' slow down the results system
Please do not take unused chips (from runners who are not running) close to the finish.... otherwise those not attending will appear in the results.
Chip Timing - 2nd season
This season we will be using the chip timing system again. It seemed well received last year - probably because results include times and can be released very soon after the event.
Runners wear a race number with a chip attached to the back. In this 2nd year new numbers and chips have been allocated. Last year's old numbers will not work this year.
As you finish your chip is registered by the timing equipment and your finish time is automatically uploaded to the race software. Chepstow Harriers will manage the chip timing system on the day.
Chepstow will then publish race results the same day showing each runner's time and category position. Team results will also be available. These are not the official results - these be published by Marc Cross (Griff) later in the week after any edits or changes are undertaken.
Individuals can be given additional race numbers at each event (if their first one goes missing) and new club runners can also be given one at the event. It is worth pointing out that this will slow down the publishing of results and create additional work for the admin team producing results. Please make sure you don't forget your number. Each additional number will cost the club £2. If the runner does not know their URN number this will delay the publication of the official results.