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North Yorks & South Durham Harrier League

LEAGUE RULES updated 7th June 2018

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    Runners must be fully paid up members of an athletics club affiliated to the N.Y.S.D. League.
    (B) Second claim members may run and score, providing that they are NOT First claim members of another club in THIS LEAGUE, and they must be registered on their N.Y.S.D. Second claim sheet BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
    (C) Members of recognised athletics clubs not affiliated to the N.Y.S.D. League may run as guests on payment of the appropriate fee. They cannot score points as individuals but the names will appear on the results sheets but they don’t score points.

(D) All competing athletes except under 11’s must be registered with UK Athletics and have a current/valid URN number.

  1. AGE GROUPS AND DISTANCESALL AGES CALCULATED AS FROM MIDNIGHT AUGUST 31st /SEPTEMBER 1st
  2.     U11 GIRLS & BOYS Minimum age 8years

Distance approx. 1mile
(B)     U13 GIRLS & U13 BOYS age 11 but under 13 (School years 7 & 8)
Distance 1 to 2 miles
(C)    U15 GIRLS & U15 BOYS Age 13 but under 15 (School years 9 & 10)
Distance 2 to 2.5 miles
(D)    U17 GIRLS          Age 15 but under 17
          U20 LADIES        Age 17 but under 20
          SENIOR LADIES Age 20 but under 35
          V35 LADIES        Age 35 but under 40
          V40 LADIES        Age 40 but under 45
          V45 LADIES        Age 45 but under 50
          V50 LADIES        Age 50 but under 55
          V55 LADIES        Age 55 but under 60
          V60 LADIES        Age 60 but under 65
          V65 LADIES        Age 65 +
Distance No more than 3 to 4 miles
(E)     U17 BOYS           Age 17 but under 20       Run with SENIOR LADIES
          U20 MEN             Age 17 but under 20
          SENIOR MEN      Age 20 but under 40
          V40 MEN             Age 40 but under 45
          V45 MEN             Age 45 but under 50
          V50 MEN             Age 50 but under 55
          V55 MEN             Age 55 but under 60
          V60 MEN             Age 60 but under 65
          V65 MEN             Age 65 but under 70       Run with SENIOR LADIES
          V70 MEN             Age 70 +                         Run with SENIOR LADIES

Senior men V65 and above have the option to compete in the Senior men’s race but will be classed as Over 60s for the purpose of individual points scoring and can only claim points in one category. The category cannot swapped and changed throughout the season.
Distance 6 miles

  1. FEES    Clubs shall pay an annual fee of £25 which entitles them to participate in both the Cross Country and Track Field programmes.
    (B)     INDIVIDUAL FEES are as follows
              Seniors and Over 20        £5 for all the season’s races
              £4 Anyone not commencing to race till after Christmas
              All other age groups        £4 for all the season’s races
              £3 Anyone not commencing to race till after Christmas
              Guests                            £4 per meeting

Under 11 FREE

  1. RACE NUMBERS

Numbers are issued at the start of the season, the same number is used for all the meetings except relays. Athletes who lose their number must get another number from their team manager (cost £2). Any athlete running with an unofficial number (hand written) will be disqualified, which could cost them individual or team points.

  1. ORDER OF RACES
  2. SCORING
    TEAMS
    Under 13, Under 15 Girls & Boys, Under 17 Men  First 3 runners home in each race count towards the team score.
    Under 17, Under 20, Senior & Vet Ladies              First 4 runners home in each race count towards the Ladies team score regardless of age.
    Under 20, Senior & Vet Men                                 First 6 runners home in each race count towards the Mens team score regardless of age.

    At each meeting the clubs are scored according to their points as follows:-

    Under 13, Under 15 Boys & Girls, Under 17 Men            8pts for First team, 6pts for 2nd, then down 5,4,3,2,1.
    Senior Ladies        15pts for First team, 13pts for 2nd, then 12 to 1pt.
    Senior Men           15pts for First team, 13pts for 2nd, then 12 to 1pt.
    ALL MEETING SCORES COUNT TOWARDS THE FINAL TEAM PLACINGS
    INDIVIDUAL SCORING
    First 10 runners to finish in each age group receive points from 10pts for First to 1pt for 10th
    At the end of the season, the best 5 performances out of the 6 races are counted towards the individual’s final score. Medals are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age category.

Under 11 Girls & Boys, the best 5 performances out of 7 races (which includes the XC relay meeting) are counted towards the individual’s final score.

Individuals must compete in a minimum of 3 races to qualify for a medal.