Northern Schools Inter Counties Cross Country

Northern Schools Inter Counties Cross Country

Saturday 8th February 2020

Lowther Castle, Penrith CA10 2HH

It was make explicitly clear that all athletes selected to run at Penrith should have registered on line via this website using the link on the letter you received at Tadcaster. It is imperative that this registration is completed. Failure to do so could jeopardise any selection for the ESAA Nationals at Liverpool.


Best approached along the A6 from Shap, but otherwise follow Sat Navs and final local brown signposted directions from the A66.

Please park as directed by Castle stewards in the ample nearby parking for cars, minibuses and coaches and these could be used as bases in poor weather.

On the Day 

Please arrive with plenty of time before your race. This will allow registration and numbers to be distributed (Safety pins required). The first race is at 12.30pm, so have this in mind especially if you are wanted to walk the course.  Registration needs to be made at the North Yorkshire tent/Base. 

We have a very large and strong team scheduled to race on the day (80 athletes). Please understand that staff will therefore require athletes to take responsibility with punctuality and preparation. 


Collected on the day at the North Yorkshire registration. 

Athletes will compete in the North Yorkshire vest and black shorts. Base layers can be worn, ideally plain black. 


The provisional course map is with this email. At present the course is very wet. They are subject to change due to local conditions. Courses are on mixed grazed farmland with both gradual uphill /downhill sections and best suited to spike/studded or fell shoes. There are some tracks to cross. Public access to the parkland so courses can be inspected by your athlete‚Äôs prior to the event.   

12.30    Senior   Boys       6530m

12.50      Year 7     Girls       2700m   

13.05      Year 7     Boys       2700m

13.20      Junior     Girls       3500m

13.40      Junior     Boys       3830m

14.00       Inter        Girls      3830m

14.20      Inter       Boys       5400m

14.40      Senior    Girls        4500m 


There will be refreshments available to purchase in the Castle cafe at the back of the courtyard a short distance from the start/finish area, but you are advised to bring your own as well. Toilets are located at the back of the courtyard as directed. First Aid is by Medics UK. 


If there are any issues leading up to the event please email me direct