FIXTURES & EVENTS

Eastern Young Athletes' League (EYAL)

The EYAL is for boys and girls in the under 13, under 15 and under 17 age groups. With around 25 clubs taking part in 5 fixtures a year in a ’round robin’ league there are finals for the top six and a plate final. Events from sprints to pole vault are covered.

Further information can be found here.

Southern Athletics League (SAL)

The Southern Athletics League is the area track and field league for clubs in the Southern region who wish to compete in joint (male & female) teams.

Further information can be found here.

Fixtures are detailed below.

Herts and North Middlesex Masters League

This is a league shared with Striders. There are 4 local matches each year taking place on Monday evenings. The team captain is Andrew Maher from Striders. If you would like to take part, please speak to Brian Yeomans (St Albans AC) or Andrew Maher.

Hertfordshire Indoor Track & Field Championships

Held over 2 days in March at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Athletes should visit the Hertfordshire County Amateur Athletic Association (HCAAA) website for further information including prospectus, timetables, and how to register.

Reporting T&F results

Please use the RESULTS FORM to submit results from any events you have done this track & field season.

Road and Cross Country Relays

We attend a number of road and xc relays each year. Teams of 3-4 people compete over short distances offering a great opportunity to get to know others in the club and have fun racing. 
Teams: under 13, 15, 17, 20 & seniors
What to do: Open to all club members of all abilities. Please see links below for sign up forms.

View the fixtures table below for links to book.

Chiltern League

The Chiltern League comprises of clubs from Herts, Beds and Bucks and is open to all abilities. Men, women, boys and girls race separately depending upon age group. The scores from all races are combined to reach our league position. Please ensure you have completed the registration form before attending a match.  TO SIGN UP, SEE FIXTURES TABLE BELOW.

Registration opening soon!

Race day schedule:

  • 11.30 under 11 girls, 2000m
  • 11.45 under 11 boys, 2000m
  • 12.00 under 13 girls, 2500-3000m
  • 12.15 under 13 boys, 2500-3000m
  • 12.30 under 15 girls, 4000-4500m
  • 12.45 under 15 boys, 4000-4500m
  • 13.00 under 20/17 ladies, 4500-5000m
  • 13.15 senior ladies, 5500-6000m
  • 13.40 under 17 men, 5500-6000m
  • 14.00 senior men. 8000-10000m

Instructions:

  • If you are new to cross country or the club, both runners and those accompanying please read our First Timers Guide a few days before.
  • Please always aim to arrive at the SAAC table / tent one hour before your race.
  • Upon arrival, please check in on the register for your age group & collect your number, complete the emergency contact details on the reverse and attach this to your running vest immediately. If you are not allocated a number on the register, please see the St Albans co-ordinator. Your age group team will depart on a course familiarization 45 minutes before your race. If you are later arriving, please sort out your own course reccie.
  • We suggest you get to the start line a minimum of 5 minutes beforehand, in your running kit. Remember to carry any medication you might need on your person – in a pocket, waist belt or arm pocket. Medication is of no use in a red stripy bag back in the tent or someone’s handbag which could be 2km away. Give any surplus kit to a parent or team coach. Please avoid pushing and jostling for your preferred position on the start line – this is not a 100m dash
    and it’s better to start safely and relaxed a couple of steps back or further along the line. Team mates should not link arms and have no need to be together on the start line.
  • After the race, please return to the St Albans tent and have a brief chat with a coach. For Chiltern League races you keep the same Tyvek number for the season. This means for future races you must not forget to bring the number.
  • Wrap up warm & do a proper cool down with your team mates. Then get something to eat & drink. Please dispose of any safety pins, tape & food waste safely and tidily – don’t drop them on the ground! Before leaving, please try to have a chat with a coach or coordinator to let us know how your race went.
  • Please check you have all your belongings and take home the correct muddy footwear! Please clean your own kit as soon as you get home and store your number safely for the next race. If you lose your number or it gets eaten by the dog its essential you let us know well before the next race and you will need to arrive extra early with £5 in cash.

TO SIGN UP, SEE FIXTURES TABLE BELOW

Website: www.chilternccl.co.uk

Cross Country Championships

Hertfordshire County Cross Country Championships – Individual and county medals up for grabs here and the chance to qualify to represent Herts in future races. All age groups from under 11.

www.hertscaaa.org.uk/index.htm

Southerns – Regional event made up of clubs from the south of England. Under 13 upwards.

www.seaa.org.uk

National Cross Country Championships – Prestigious and historic event which clubs across England take part in. Under 13 upwards.

www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk

Registration opening soon! – see below.

 

First timer guide to Cross Country

Cross Country can be a little daunting the first time and we would like you to have fun racing as part of the team – so please do ask other members if there is anything of which you are unsure. There are no expectations – so please take your first races steady until you get used to the distances and terrain with the aim of just finishing the race.  Please remember to sign up to events by the deadline and let us know if you no longer intend to come. Please do not attend if you are not feeling fit and well or have tested positive for Covid19.

Aim to arrive one hour before your race time to ensure you have enough time to familiarize yourself with the course and warm up. Please always check in with the St Albans team upon arrival and again after your race before leaving. We try to have a coach on hand to do a course reccie & warm-up with members and post race to have a brief chat.

For racing you will need a St Albans Athletic Vest and suitable well-fitting footwear – either cross country spikes (with typically 6mm – 15mm spikes) or cross-country trainers with good grip. Most of the courses get very muddy and slippery and you may have to run through water.  We suggest running shorts or leggings and sometimes if it’s cold you might want a base layer underneath, but beware you can get very warm running. Some people like to put duct tape over their laces to keep them secure.

If you have medication such as inhalers or EpiPen’s that you may need it is recommended to have these with you on the run – either in a waist belt, arm pocket or somewhere on your person. In an emergency it is no use medication being in a heap of bags in the tent or someone’s handbag!

Before and after the race you will need warm clothing such as track pants, hoodie and maybe a waterproof coat, hat and gloves. Wellies, walking boots or another pair of trainers are good for walking the course. We try to walk to key elements of the course 45 minutes before as an age group team and then warm up. Be at the start line at least 5 minutes beforehand ready to race but keep warm – pass any surplus clothing to a team supporter just before.

Please bring water, hand sanitizer, pre and post-race snacks, any required medication and maybe a flask of a warm drink for later. Plastic bags to take away muddy gear, tissues and wet wipes are essential and you might want to bring something to protect the inside of your car. Supporters will also need suitable footwear! Avoid bringing any clothing or footwear you don’t want to get muddy. You may also like a camp chair and or ground sheet / pop up shelter – but be aware it can be a long walk from / to the carpark.

After the race, please remember to put warm clothes on and do a proper cool down. Then have something to eat and drink.  As soon as you get home, please clean your kit – as then you will find any problems such as missing spikes or holes before you race again and won’t have to put muddy, wet or mouldy kit on next time you run!

RACE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILTERN LEAGUE– PLEASE READ!

Anti-Doping Rules

All entrants shall be deemed to have made themselves familiar with and agreed to be bound by the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules. The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the date of entry, whether or not the entrant is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.

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DateEvent/LinkAge GroupsTeam CaptainLocationTimetableSign UpResults
Saturday
15/06/24
SAL - Match 2u17 & upLouise KellyPeterborough
PE1 5BW
TIMETABLESIGN UPComing soon
Tuesday
18/06/24
St Albans Athletic Club
AGM
Everyone welcomePeter Poulain (Chair)St Albans Cycle Hub
Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre,
AL1 2EF
Arrive 7.30pm
Start 7.45pm
Everyone welcomeNA
Sunday
14/07/24
SAL - Match 3u17 & upLouise KellySt Albans
AL1 2DJ
TIMETABLESIGN UPComing soon
Sunday
21/07/24
EYAL - Match 4u13, u15, u17FranChelmsford
CM1 2EH
TIMETABLEComing soonComing soon
Saturday
17/08/24
SAL - Match 4u17 & upLouise KellyHemel Hempstead
HP2 4JS
TIMETABLESIGN UPComing soon
Saturday
07/09/24
SAL - Reserve Dateu17 & upLouise KellyTBCTIMETABLEComing soonComing soon
Sunday
08/09/24
EYAL - Finalu13, u15, u17FranTBCComing soonComing soonComing soon
Saturday
12/10/24
TBC
Chiltern Cross Country League Match 1u11 - senior/vetsTBCTBCDETAILSComing soonRESULTS
Saturday
09/11/24
TBC
Chiltern Cross Country League Match 2u11 - senior/vetsTBCTBCDETAILSComing soonRESULTS
Saturday
30/11/24
TBC
Chiltern Cross Country League Match 3u11 - senior/vetsTBCTBCDETAILSComing soonRESULTS
Saturday
11/01/25
TBC
Chiltern Cross Country League Match 4u11 - senior/vetsTBCTBCDETAILSComing soonRESULTS
Saturday
08/02/25
TBC
Chiltern Cross Country League Match 5u11 - senior/vetsTBCTBCDETAILSComing soonRESULTS