Aviva Leinster Schools Cross Country Wednesday Feb 6th

On Wednesday next February 6th Clonliffe Harriers AC host the Aviva Leinster Schools Cross Country in Santry Demesne Parkland with a 12.00 noon start. Schools and athletes are requested to note the Final Instructions below:


12.00pm Minor Girls 1,500m (1 x 1500 lap)

12.15pm Minor Boys 1,500m (1 x 1500)

12.30pm Junior Girls 2,000m (2 x 1000m)

12.50pm Junior Boys 3,000m (2 x 1500)

1.10pm Inter Girls 3,500m (2 x 1000 + 1 x 1500)

1.30pm Inter Boys 4,500m (3 x 1500)

1.55pm Senior Girls 2,500m (1 x 1000 + 1 x 1500)

2.15pm Senior Boys 6,000m (4 x 1500)

Final Instructions:

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013


Venue: Santry Demesne Parkland at rear of Morton Stadium, Santry


Parking: Morton Stadium Santry. Buses/coaches must use the gate to the Clonliffe Harriers end of the Stadium – gate no. 3. For health & safety reasons it is not permissible for buses/coaches to allow passengers to alight until such time as the bus has been actually parked. Please obey the instructions of the parking attendant.


Spectator car parking: Spectators should use the main car park in the Morton Stadium via gate no. 1. Please note that under no circumstances is parking permitted on the avenue within the Stadium, this may be required for ambulance access. Spectators can also avail of car parking in the public car park in Santry Demesne Park itself. Please note that strictly on the order of Fingal County Council, who are the owners and operators of Santry Demesne Parkland, no parking of any vehicles whatsoever is permitted on the grass areas of Santry Demesne.

Unauthorised car parking: There is no car parking allowed on the Swords Road itself or on the grass areas of the Swords Road. Please note that if cars are parked on the Swords Road or on the grass area on the Swords Road it is likely that An Garda Siochana will either impose parking tickets or vehicles may be removed by the authorities.

Toilet Facilities: Toilets are located under the stand at the Clonliffe Harriers side of the Stadium. Toilets are also located at the main reception area of the Stadium, access to the main reception area is through the outside doors – please note that the indoor section of the Stadium will be closed.

Track in the Morton Stadium: The track must not be encroached upon by anyone. This is to protect the track which will suffer severe and permanent damage if anyone wearing cross country spikes was to walk or warm up on the track. It is of vital importance that your athletes be advised that they are not under any circumstances permitted on the track in the Morton Stadium. The organisers are indebted to the Morton Stadium for granting us use of the facility and therefore the track and stadium must be respected at all times.

Entry to the venue: Via the Morton Stadium, there will be an open gateway at the rear of the Morton Stadium close to the main stand.

The course: The course in Santry Demesne Parkland is slightly different from previous years to give the athletes new challenges. The course is both challenging and enjoyable. The course is made up by way of a 1000M/1500M lap. The course will be marked and marshalled. You are requested to instruct your athletes that they should not warm up on the course when races are in progress – as soon as a race commences anyone who is not involved in the race should immediately vacate the course. You are also requested to advice your athletes to use the cross over points on the course rather than attempting to climb over the tape or under the tape, which invariably leads to breakage. Please ensure that your athletes are advised to beware when crossing the course so as not to impede competitors.

Numbers/kit: Numbers will be available from the official tent from 10.30 a.m. on the morning of the event. All athletes must wear appropriate numbers. Please note that all athletes must wear their school colours. If the school does not possess a set of singlets the athletes must wear white.

Prizes: The first three athletes in each race will be presented with medals immediately after the race at the presentation area. Minor and junior trophies will be presented before the inter girls race. Inter and senior trophies will be presented after the senior boys race. The first fifteen athletes and the first three teams for each race will qualify for the All Ireland Finals. Please note that minor athletes do not have an All Ireland Final.

Health & Safety: Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high viz vests. Please note that on health and safety grounds all athletes must avail of footwear. No athlete will be permitted to race barefoot.

Medical emergencies: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

Litter: As we have use of Santry Demesne Parkland, thanks to the co-operation of Fingal County Council, we implore you to appoint an individual/individuals to be responsible for the removal of all litter generated by your athletes. Each school is responsible for the area where they are based. Coaches are asked to bring a large black sack for rubbish collection.

Running the event: If your school has coaches or students who are willing to help out please ask them to report to the official’s tent. This ensures the smooth running of the event. Marshals are required to monitor the course, they are also needed at the finish line at the end of each race to ensure the smooth conclusion of each race.

Inquiries: Alan O’Neill, St. Aidan’s CBS, Whitehall, Dublin 9.E-mail: elvi213@hotmail.com   Phone: 086 8829586