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Wollaton Park, Nottingham - Saturday 5th March 2016


The 56th Boys and 48th Girls New Balance English Schools' Cross Country Championship is to take place at
Wollaton Park on Saturday 5th March 2016.

Find all information about the park, the hall, and how to get there.

Google Earth: simply search for Wollaton Park.


Click the map to find Wollaton Park

To find directions from your home to the public parking entrance, enter postcode NG8 1BT as the destination.

The preferred directions are to leave the M1 at junction 25, take the A52 towards Nottingham, then simply follow the signs to Wollaton Hall. There will be yellow AA signs giving directions to the public parking areas.

Note that there will be no public vehicle access to the park from Wollaton Road on the North side of the park.

Latest news: on 5th March there will be resurfacing road works on the A606 (ring road) at the junction of A609 (Wollaton Road) .

This is on the designated route for County Coaches / Officials / Blue Badge holders. It doesn't affect the route to the public parking entrance.

The road won't be closed, but there will be significant delays - for those needing access to the Wollaton Road entrance please allow a lot of extra time to cover any delays.

Parking

Public parking is inside the Park, about 200m or so from the start/finish areas. Nottingham CC appointed officials will be in charge of all parking within the Park. There will be a parking charge of £ 5 per car.

Please note that Nottinghamshire Police spend a very large proportion of their total budget on traffic police. ALL ROADS within the vicinity of the park will have parking restrictions and they will be very thoroughly enforced. The local Police Station is less than 500m from the Park entrance!

It is a real pain for the residents of Nottingham and it will be even more pain for you if you try to park anywhere other than in the designated parking areas - all the Pub car parks in the vicinity have expensive pay-and-display meters too. Please also note that, despite recent news that many councils are switching off their cameras to save money, ALL the many hundreds of speed cameras and bus lane cameras in Nottinghamshire will also almost certainly be in operation, sometimes 3 or 4 within a couple of miles.

County Coaches will be parked less than 150m from the start/finish areas.

Disabled Access

Reserved parking space will allocated as close to the finish as possible. Blue Badge holders are asked to contact the ESAA to request a pass, giving the name and car registration number of the pass holder. You need to request a pass at least 4 days before the event.

Timetable

Race distances are approximate and are subject to change depending on ground conditions - in very wet weather it can become very heavy going in some parts. Full details will be published here shortly.
9.30 am - Course open for inspection.
Wollaton Park is a public park so there are no restrictions
on when you can visit it before the day of the Championships,
subject to normal park opening times.
10.00 am - Declarations open
11.30 am - Officials meeting
12.00 am - Declarations Close and Championship Course should be cleared
12.30 pm - Intermediate Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
1.00 pm - Junior Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
1.30 pm - Junior Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
2.00 pm - Intermediate Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
2.35 pm - Senior Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
3.05 pm - Senior Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation

Presentations

Individual presentations will be made, as each race is completed, at a point near to the finishing area. Please ensure that your Team Stewards as well as competitors know of this arrangement. This does mean that the individual competitor(s) concerned will be presented with their award BEFORE reporting to their County Steward stationed in the finishing marquee.

Course Map

The course is liable to modification from that published if ground and/or weather conditions on the day warrant changes to be made. Note that any late changes may result in courses being longer or shorter than originally published, however, the overall difficulty will remain similar wherever possible. Courses are designed to give a finishing time within a normal range for each age group, not to have a fixed distance.

County Coaches

As with any cross country event, athletes need to be aware that they might very easily finish the day quite muddy, so they must ensure that they have a clean change of clothing and footwear so that they can be allowed back on their team coach - coach companies really don't appreciate having their brand new coach seats and floors being wrecked! We recommend bringing suffient plastic bags to wrap up any kit that might cause damage to any coach interior.

Notes for Parents

Competing for your County Team can be a life-changing experience for children. For some, it is a stepping stone to future glory. For many, it will be the pinnacle of achievement.

For parents who may be concerned about what exactly is involved, we have prepared a document detailing what to expect, what not to expect, and a few indications of how things are, and why.

Only athletes and their County team managers are permitted in the start and finish areas.

All ESAA events are conducted under the rules of UK Athletics (now referred to as British Athletics). You can find all their rules at www.british.athletics.org.uk.

County Team Lists

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that names are spelled correctly, mistakes do sometimes occur. Competitors are asked to check these lists so that their name appears correctly in the programme, on the tee-shirts, and in the results. Everything to do with the event is prepared automatically from these lists so if your name is wrong here, it will be wrong everywhere!

Please ask your friends/colleagues/pupils to check the spellings of their names. Changes notified to us by noon on Sunday 21st February will appear in the programme, teeshirts and results. Any errors notified after that time will appear correctly in the results, but will be too late to be included in the programme or on teeshirts.

Please don't keep re-sending emails requesting spelling changes, one email is quite sufficient. Because of the high volume of mail we receive at this time of year we don't have time to reply to them. The team lists shown here won't be regularly updated with spelling changes - we need to split out the entry lists to go to the various printers and processors and it is too time-consuming to re-edit all the files here as well as those we use to go to print. This is an extremely busy time for us, however, spelling changes will be made in the files we use for printed material and results production.

Counties can enter up to 12 athletes in each age group, but only 8 are allowed to run in the event. Names published here are not necessarily in selection preference order and your name appearing in these lists DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL GET TO RUN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

If you find any spelling errors, please notify us immediately giving your County, Age Group, and the correct spelling.

Avon    Bedfordshire    Berkshire    Buckinghamshire    Cambridgeshire    Cheshire    Cleveland    Cornwall    Cumbria    Derbyshire    Devon    Dorset    Durham    Essex    Gloucestershire    Greater Manchester    Hampshire and Vectis    Hereford & Worcestershire    Hertfordshire    Humberside    Kent    Lancashire    Leicestershire & Rutland    Lincolnshire    London    Merseyside    Middlesex    Norfolk    Northamptonshire    Northumberland    North Yorkshire    Nottinghamshire    Oxfordshire    Shropshire    Somerset    South Yorkshire    Staffordshire    Suffolk    Surrey    Sussex    Warwickshire    West Midlands    West Yorkshire    Wiltshire    Channel Islands   

...so why is it so hard to get the spellings right then? Many might just be typing errors, but for interest, in 2009 there were 824 different firstnames, and 2277 different surnames, many of which can be spelled in different ways (even spelled can be spelt in two ways!). Frequently, athletes' names can be passed on to team managers via two or three people, often by phone.

The nature of County teams means that the team managers aren't in daily contact with athletes and quite often they've never come across them before. In such cases it is all too easy to hear a name by phone and spell it as one thinks it should be - sometimes schools don't have the correct spellings in their own files. Some names just have too many spellings - even William Shakespeare couldn't spell his own name consistently from day to day!

Look at some the variations just of firstnames we've seen in recent years - all of these have been verified to be real:

  • Beccy, Becki, Becky, Becy, Beki
  • Darryl, Daryl, Darill
  • Eliot, Eliott, Elliot, Elliott
  • Freddie, Freddy
  • Georgie, Georgy, Georgi
  • Hannah, Hanna
  • Jonathan, Jonathon, Johnathan, Johnathon, Jonothan
  • Kayley, Kayleigh
  • Martin, Martyn, Martainn
  • Mathew, Matthew, Mattheus
  • Michael, Micheal
  • Philip, Phillip, Phillipe
  • Rachel, Rachael, Racheal
  • Rebeca, Rebecca, Rebeka, Rebekah
  • Robin, Robyn
  • Sammy, Sammie
  • Sara, Sarah
  • Stacey, Stacie
  • Stef, Steph
  • Stewart, Stuart
  • Teresa, Teressa, Theresa
  • Thomas, Tomas, Tomaz, Thomass
  • Vicki, Vicci, Vicky, Vikki
  • Zac, Zak

...the list of alternative surname spellings is just too long to publish here but Johnson, Jonson, Johnston, or Johnstone; Thompson, Thomson, or Tompson; and Howarth or Haworth are regulars! Then there's the whole load of Mc and Mac families to recognise.

Finally, thanks to Tom Cox, Ben Cox and Tom Guy who have the easiest names to check!

Permissible Clothing

The ESAA Competition Rule 7 [i.e. that applies to ALL ESAA competitions] in the ESAA Handbook states:
  1. In all Championships competitors must wear at least vest and shorts (or equivalent clothing) in registered County Colours which are clean and so designed and worn, as not to be objectionable even if wet. All visible clothing must conform with registered County colours.

To deal with some specific queries therefore:
  • Cropped bra tops are not vests by definition and therefore not permitted. Vests by definition must reach the waist at least.

  • Shorts or briefs (in County colours) are the norm for girls. Similarly cycle type lycra shorts, as long as they are shorts and not leggings, are permitted, but only if they are in the registered County colours.

  • Leggings by definition covering the leg below the knee, and body suits or tights, are not vests or shorts and are therefore not permitted.

  • County Colours are those defined by, and issued by, the County Association, not just an approximation of the colours. For instance, if the County Colours are red with blue shorts the red must be the same shade red and the blue must be the same shade blue as those issued by the County.
The main problems in the past have been the wearing of cycle type shorts that are not in County colours, and worn under the correct coloured shorts but clearly visible. This especially applies to the boys where the cycle type shorts are longer that the County shorts. However, if the shorts are the lycra type and do not cover the knees then these are allowed, as long as they are in the registered County colours (ie. the same colour as the County colours, not an approximation to them). The pictures here indicate the sort of clothing that will result in athletes not being allowed to compete.

Anti-Doping

All ESAA competitions are subject to the strict anti-doping policies of British Athletics and IAAF. Further information can be found on the ESAA anti-doping page.

Health & Safety

Athletes are advised that Health & Safety regulations recommend that you should examine the course for potential hazards before competing.

The course will be checked by the organisers and a risk assessment conducted. A final inspection will be made on the morning of the event and any issues arising will be addressed then.

The course is on mixed-use land which is grazed by farm animals. As a matter of normal daily life, we advise that athletes and spectators check that they are up to date with anti-tetanus injections - don't forget that you need a booster jab every 10 years.

Any competitor who has concerns about a safety aspect on the course should bring it to the attention of the organisers immediately. If the issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily, the competitor will be advised not to participate in the event.

Photographs and Videos

Photographs of ESAA events might be published in the athletics press, local media, and on this website. All ESAA photographs are taken in accordance with the guidelines relating to photos in schools    published by the Information Commissioner with regard to the Data Protection Act 1998.

Photographs and videos can be taken by the public from public areas for personal use only. They may not be published in any form (including on personal or club websites) without written permission from the ESAA.

Most ESAA competitions are held on private land and are therefore deemed to be 'not public' areas. All ESAA events are SCHOOL events and are therefore covered by regulations governing what can and can't be done in schools. One important point therefore is that you are not allowed to take photographs of school activities for commercial publication without specific written permission from event organisers. This is no different to the fact that one cannot simply walk onto a school playing field and start taking and publishing photos - most parents, and the Information Commissioner, would strongly agree that school activities should not be published unless publication is under strict control.

Photographers at ESAA events wishing to publish photos in the media or in any other form (eg. internet websites), or wishing to use them for anything other than personal use must be officially registered and accredited by the ESAA, and register the use to which photos will be put, and to obtain permission for that use. Permission WILL be retrospectively withdrawn if anyone is found to be in breach of the uses which they registered with us, and under such circumstances, the offender will be required to delete all images they hold from our events.

This therefore precludes operators who simply turn up, make videos, then publish them with associated advertising which is outside of our control. No one has permission to do this unless they have written consent from the ESAA.

We are aware that some people register themselves as press photographers then publish complete videos of our events online, and even make their broadcasts available for sale. This is very specifically not allowed. In effect, they are broadcasting companies making television programmes without our permission. It doesn't matter how they publish their content, whether by television over the air or via the internet, or via DVD. The fact they broadcast our event content to the world makes them broadcasters.

To be an accreditted broadcaster for the ESAA, they need to be properly established companies, properly registered and regulated by the broadcasting authorities, and they need to be properly registered with the Information Commissioner. Also, in order to sell their content they need to have been given written permission to sell what is our copyright, and pay the necessary royalties due to us. They also need to comply with the UK Distance Selling Regulations in order to take payments from the public. There is also the very important fact that under the rules of UK athletics, televised athletics events in the UK need to be authorised by the UK Governing Body. The ESAA operates under these rules.

A list of officially accredited photographers will be published on this website shortly after the event along with their contact details.

It is not possible to prevent photographs of any particular individual from appearing in the media. If this is a problem for you, you are advised not to take part in the event. If any parent wishes a particular picture of their child appearing on this website to be removed please contact us and we will do our best to resolve any problem.