Gliddon & Squire North Devon Cross Country League at Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre, Shirwell Barnstaple EX31 4JH on Sunday 31st January, 2021 Directions: Approaching Barnstaple from the M5/A361, follow the signs for ND Hospital/Lynton/A39. Do not enter our postcode into your satnav until you are in Barnstaple (or you will be send via the scenic route!). Pass the hospital on the right, continue straight over the roundabout and stay on the A39 for 1.5 miles (do not turn off left to Muddiford/Ilfracombe). Coxleigh Barton is on your right.
UPDATE 31st DECEMBER 2020 FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE RE-ALLOCATION OF DEVON AREAS TO HIGHER COVID-19 TIER 3 THE LEAGUE ORGANISERS HAVE DECIDED NOT TO HOLD THIS EVENT ON SUN 31st JAN, 2021. Although Elite athlete and U18 competition are still permitted we feel that bringing together up to 500 runners plus U18's accompanying parents is not appropriate at the moment. PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES STAY SAFE & HEALTHY AND LET'S HOPE 2021 BRINGS HAPPIER TIMES FOR US ALL.
Government Guidelines: Tier 3 Very High alert - affects the whole of Devon. Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms so will be spreading the virus without realising. We must all take action to protect each other and our hospital capacity. For more information and detailed guidance CLICK HERE FROM 31st DEC MEETING FRIENDS AND FAMILY No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, public gardens). BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery. RETAIL Open. WORK AND BUSINESS Everyone who can work from home should do so. EDUCATION Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted. INDOOR LEISURE Open. Group activities and classes should not take place. ACCOMMODATION Closed (with limited exceptions) PERSONAL CARE Open. OVERNIGHT STAYS We advise against overnight stays other than with household or support bubble. WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted. ENTERTAINMENT Indoor venues closed. PLACES OF WORSHIP Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble. TRAVELLING Avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble. EXERCISE Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue. RESIDENTIAL CARE COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact). LARGE EVENTS Events should not take place. Drive-in events permitted
The success of this event is entirely dependent on the full co-operation by participants with all Covid-19 related EA and Government Regulations surrounding competition.
SENIOR ATHLETES SHOULD NOT BRING ANY SPECTATORS WITH THEM AND JUNIOR (UNDER 18) ATHLETES CAN BRING ONE ACCOMPANYING PERSON WITH THEM WHO MUST BE REGISTERED ON THE ENTRY SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER ON ARRIVAL. Protocols: TO ENTER THE EVENT CLICK HERE FROM 4.1.21 – please fill in the form in full. Entry fee £6 per athlete payable on-line BACS ONLY to North Devon Cross Country League: Sort Code 20-04-59 Account Number 03663442
All entrants will automatically receive an acknowledgement of entry by return email. Immediately following the close of entries on Tuesday 26th January and provided entry fees have been cleared all accepted entrants and designated accompanying spectators will be sent a confirmation email with full on-day instructions which must be adhered to. If you have not received final instructions by midnight on Friday 29th January please email email@example.com
Venue Post Code is EX31 4JH and a local area map can be viewed HERE
To view the Event Risk Assessment click HERE after 26th January 2021.
To view Start/Finish area Covid-19 Protocols click HERE
Download Site Specific Covid-19 Track & Trace Form HERE – you may wish to bring this with you on the day; if you have the NHS Track and Trace App on your mobile phone the site specific QR CODE will be posted outside Race HQ.
To view the England Athletics Competition Licence Number CC2020/0022 click HERE
Current government advice on Covid-19 protocols for competition can be viewed HERE
Events and Race Times Entries can ONLY be made using the official on-line entry form on the League website. Entries open on Monday 4th January and close at midnight on Tuesday 26th January 2021.l Only on receipt of your final confirmation email (which will not be sent until after the closing date for entries) can you assume to be taking part. If you currently live in a Tier 3 or 4 location you may not take part. Entry form will require you to confirm your current home Post Code from which you travel on the day of the event. For each race distance there will be defined wave starts of max 20 runners starting at 90 second intervals – where possible waves will be seeded with the fastest starting first. Selection of which athletes run in which wave will be based on head to head performances in recognised local school and club competition since 1st September 2019. Competitors ONLY should enter the holding area 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of their race. They will be directed to their wave holding pen and should maintain social distancing while awaiting the start. There will be a 5 minute break between each series of 5 waves PROVISION TIMETABLE – THIS WILL BE AFDJUSTED ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES 10:00am Under 9 (School Years 4 and below)/Under 11 (Years 5/6) Boys and Girls - 1700 metres c. 11:00am Under 13 (Years 7/8) Girls /Under 15 (Years 9/10) Girls and Under 13 (Years 7/8) Boys - 2700 metres c. 11:40am Under 15 (Years 9/10) Boys and Under 17 (Yrs 11/12) Women/Under 20 Women/Senior Women - 3900 metres c. 12:15pm Under 17 (Years 11/12) Men/Under 20 Men/Senior Men - 4900 metres Please observe guidelines on social distancing at all times and follow advice provided on signage. What to do on arrival at the event – please remember to bring your own face mask/visor Access to this area will be signposted off the A39 (Barnstaple to Lynton road) into the Equestrian Centre. Please drive up the 800 metre long drive, enter the Covid-19 pre-parking control to register your arrival and then park ONLY as directed by Stewards. Please note that unless your name is on the list of pre-registered attendees you will be asked to leave the site. All individual athletes (and their designated accompanying spectator in the case of U18s) must go to race HQ to collect their number and Covid -19 register on the site specific QR CODE or hand in a completed venue specific Track and Trace form. The Race HQ will be within a COVID secure area where only registered athletes, pre-registered supporters of U18s and officials will be able to enter. Face masks and/or visors must be worn. NUMBERS MUST BE WORN AS ISSUED. Numbers must be securely attached to the vest by 4 pins (please bring your own) and worn on the FRONT of the vest. If you arrive earlier than is requested in your final confirmation email please wait in your vehicle until the correct time. Other Information: Government Covid-19 regulations mean that this is NOT A SPECTATOR EVENT and only officials, registered athletes and the one accompanying adult with each Under 18 athletes will be admitted to the site. Limited temporary toilets are available near the start/finish areas and not inside the Covid-19 secure area. Face coverings are required when collecting numbers at Race HQ ad the organisers advise everyone to wear face masks throughout the venue. Hand Sanitising stations are located outside the Race HQ. All event officials will be wearing yellow Gliddon & Squire League bibs and are required to wear PPE (Masks/visors and plastic gloves) No changing facilities will be available. To adhere to current government rules there will be no on-site catering. The courses are over undulating grassland but do include some challenging hills in the Top Field and Lower Field. The fields are pasture land so everyone is advised to wash their hands at the end of their race. First Aid will be provided by MEDICARE SOUTHWEST of Bideford. https://www.medicaresouthwest.uk/
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