As you aware, the distance for the Essex Senior XC champs has been equalised to 10k for both men and women.
UKA and CAU have recently announced the same therefore the British Athletics Cross Challenge final, incorporating the Inter-Counties Championships, will also be 10k for the Seniors. They are expecting all counties to follow suit at their respective championships.
At our September Endurance committee meeting, we discussed the U20 women's distance, which is currently 5k. To assist these younger athletes in stepping up to the senior ranks, the U20 women will run 8k with the U20 men.
The timetable for January's event will therefore be as follows:
10am - U17 men/U17 women 5k
10.30am - U20 men/U20 women 8k
11.15am - Senior women 10k
12.15am - Senior men 10K
Entry forms will be sent to all clubs mid-November