Participating clubs may enter runners prior to the season and in accordance with the updated Rules on the website also included in the Team Managers’ Guide, and will issue a number to their runners.
Runners may not enter as individuals.
Guest runners may be permitted, but again only in accordance with the updated Rules as well as included in the Team Managers’ Guide.
Attention All Athletes: As per the League Rules (see Rule 31): Any runners wearing headphones will be disqualified.
Race Location – Newbury Showground, Chieveley, nr Newbury:
Map of Immediate Vicinity
Nearest Postcode: RG18 9QZ
Grid Reference: SU 48400 73523
Grid Reference (6 figure): SU484735
X (Eastings) & Y (Northings) Coordinates: 448400 173523
Latitude, Longitude (Fixture Venue): 51.458623, –1.3047595
Important Note: Please follow the fixture signage as soon as it is encountered to avoid any issues with local residents.
Southbound traffic: Follow the A34 south and either turn off at Beedon and come through Worlds End, then turn left over the A34. Or continue to the A34/M4 Junction, then follow the northbound directions below.
Northbound traffic: Follow the A34 north taking the Chieveley exit (do not miss this exit otherwise the nearest next exit is East Ilsley) and then turn right at the junction to cross over the A34.
From that point onwards follow the signs.
The standard car parking fee for all 2018–19 OXL fixtures is £4.00 per vehicle to cover cover the costs of running the fixture, as agreed at the 2017 OXL AGM.
Please Note: Further notices and updates relating to any restrictions will be posted here as the date of the fixture approaches and is required. Please ensure you revisit this page and re–check for any updates/changes before the date of the fixture.
Race Timetable for 2018–19 Round 1
Race Start Time Age Group(s) Target distance
Please Note: The men’s race now precedes the women’s race at all fixtures.
1 09.55 U9 Girls and Boys 1200m
2 10.00 U11 Girls 1500m
3 10.10 U11 Boys 1500m
4 10.20 U13 Girls 2500m
5 10.30 U13 Boys 2500m
6 10.45 U15 and U17 Girls 3500m
7 11.00 U15 and U17 Boys 4800m
8 11.20 U20/Sen/Vet Men 8500m
9 12.00 U20/Sen/Vet Women 6500m
2018 Newbury XC Course & Site Maps.
Please Note: The route to the finish for all races has changed and the order of the laps in the men’s race has also changed with the short lap first followed by the two long laps.
Age Groups for 2018–19 season
These are all according to age at midnight on the age date (31 August 2018), with the additional minimum age requirement for U9s – see below.
• U9 are age 8 on the age date or, if age 7 on the age date, must be age 8 on the day of the event;
• U11 are age 9 or 10 on the age date;
• U13 are age 11 or 12 on the age date;
• U15 are age 13 or 14 on the age date;
• U17 are age 15 or 16 on the age date;
• U20 are age 17, 18 or 19 on the age date;
• Senior Women are age 20 to 34 on the age date;
• Vet Women V1 are age 35 to 44; V2 are age 45 to 54; V3 are 55 to 64; V4 are 65 or over on the age date;
• Senior Men are age 20 to 39 on the age date;
• Vet Men V1 are age 40 to 49; V2 are age 50 to 59; V3 are age 60 to 69; V4 are 70 or over on the age date;