Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank all the schools who have entered for Wednesday`s event. Entry is closed. Final instructions to assist on Wednesday are:
Date: Wednesday, 9th of October 2013 – HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE!!
Venue: Santry Demesne Parkland at rear of Morton Stadium Santry.
Time: Primary Schools 12.30 p.m.
Secondary Schools from 1 p.m.
Entry Fee: Secondary Schools – Entry fee of €15.00 per team per event. If you have a team in two events in the secondary school programme the entry fee is €60.00, three events €45.00, four events €60.00. If there is no team entry and you are just entering individuals the entry fee is €3.00 per individual. Entry fee to be paid at check in.
Primary Schools – There is an entry fee of
€20.00 for primary schools per race, if, therefore, there is a team from a particular primary school in both the boys and girls primary school races the entry fee is €40.00.
Payment of Entry
Fee: Payable on the day at race check in – cheques payable to Clonliffe Harriers or payment in cash.
Parking: Morton Stadium Santry. Buses/coaches must park at the Clonliffe Harriers end of the stadium – gate number 3. For health and safety reasons it is not permissible for buses to allow passengers to alight until such time as the bus has actually parked. Please obey the directions of the parking attendant.
Check In: Primary 11.00 – 12.00/Secondary 11.30 – 12.30. Check in is located in the hall situated in the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse. Attached you will find a team sheet. Please photocopy this team sheet to suit your requirements. One team sheet per event. The team sheet should be filled in before you arrive at check in and the team sheet should be handed in together with your entry fee at check in. Please only one person from each school to come to check in. Either the teacher or coach in charge of the team. You will then be given an envelope with your school identification number. This number must be stuck to the front of your athletes racing vest/t-shirt.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST CHECK IN AND YOUR ATHLETES MUST WEAR THEIR RACE NUMBER. ANY ATHLETE ARRIVING TO THE START WITHOUT A RACE NUMBER WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE PART.
Age Groups: The primary school race is open to anyone in 5th and 6th classes and is not subject to age.
Secondary school minor born on or after 1/7/00.
Junior born on or after 1/7/99.
Intermediate born on or after 1/7/97.
Senior born on or after 1/1/95.
(As per Irish Schools Athletes Association rules)
Toilet facilities: Are located under the stand at the Clonliffe side of the stadium. Toilets are also located at the main reception area at the stadium. Access to the main reception area is through the outside doors. Please note that the indoor section of the stadium is closed.
The Track: THE TRACK MUST NOT BE ENCROACHED UPON BY ANYONE. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE TRACK WHICH WILL SUFFER SEVERE AND PERMANENT DAMAGE IF SOMEONE WAS WEARING CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES. THEREFORE, THE TRACK IS CLOSED. IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ADVISE YOUR ATHLETES THAT THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE TRACK.
Entry to Venue: Via Morton Stadium – will be sign-posted in the stadium.
Timetable and race
Distances: 12.30 p.m.
Primary School Girls 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)
Primary School Boys 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)
Secondary School Programme from 1 p.m.
Minor Girls 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)
Minor Boys 1500m (1 x 1500m lap)
Junior Girls 2000m (2 x 1000m laps)
Junior Boys 2500m (1000m lap plus 1500m lap)
Inter Girls 2500m (1 x 1000m lap plus 1 x 1500m lap)
Inter Boys 3000m (2 x 1500m lap)
Senior Girls 2500m (1 x 1000m lap plus 1 x 1500m lap)
Senior Boys 5000m (500 metre from start at walled garden plus 3 x 1500m laps)
Each race will commence immediately upon conclusion of the previous race so please, therefore, ensure that your athletes are warmed up and at the start area well before the completion of the previous race.
School Colours: If available must be worn. We would also encourage you to bring flags or suchlike to be placed around the course. Supporters are most welcome.
Awards: First three individuals in each race – presentation will be made to the individuals immediately after each race.
Team awards: First three in each race. A team is a minimum of four athletes with a maximum of 20. The team result will be calculated by the addition of the place finishings of the first four athletes from that school and the school with the lowest score will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided on the basis of the highest finish of the 4th scoring athlete from the tying schools. Please note that there is only one team permitted per school per event. As up to 20 athletes can run, however, please note that there are only eight team medals available per set.
Souvenir T-shirt: There will be a souvenir T-shirt for all athletes which will be presented at the finish of each race. In the event that there are insufficient t-shirts on the day a reprint of t-shirts will be made and sent separately.
Best Schools: Our sponsor Brother will make a presentation of a piece of office equipment to the best boys primary and secondary school and to the best girls primary and secondary school. In addition the Lar Byrne Memorial Perpetual Shield will be presented to the best overall school.
Litter: As we have use of Santry Demesne Parkland thanks to the generosity and co-operation of Fingal County Council we would implore you to appoint an individual/individuals to be responsible for the removal of all litter generated by your athletes. Please bring a sack for litter. Your co-operation in this connection is vital.
Results: A race report together with photographs (by taking part in this race it is assumed that you are consenting to photographs being published – photographs will not identify any individuals) and the team results and top three individual results will appear this site on Thursday.
Health and Safety: Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high vis vests. Please note that on health and safety grounds all athletes must avail of footwear. No athlete is permitted to race barefoot.
Medical Emergencies: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.
On behalf of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. and our sponsor Brother we would like to thank you sincerely for taking part in the 2012 Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools X.C. and we sincerely hope that you and your athletes thoroughly enjoy the day.
Note to Clonliffe members: All course builders to assemble at 8.30am. All stewards/officials for briefing assemble at clubhouse at 11.30am.