The Rules and Guides referred to below are have now all been updated. Please make sure those documents are read.
Participating clubs may enter runners prior to the season and in accordance with the updated Rules on the website also included in the Team Managers’ Guide, and will issue a number to their runners.
Runners may not enter as individuals.
Guest runners may be permitted, but again only in accordance with the updated Rules as well as included in the Team Managers’ Guide.
Attention All Athletes: As per the League Rules:
(See Rule 31): Any runners wearing headphones will be disqualified from the race.
(See Rule 4 (Race Numbers)): Any runner seen wearing a race number for another event in an OXL race will automatically be disqualified from the race.
Race Location – Cirencester Park:
Map of Immediate Vicinity
Nearest Postcode (A419, Cirencester): GL7 6JT
Grid Reference: SO 98793 01827
Grid Reference (6 figure): SO987018
X (Eastings) & Y (Northings) Coordinates: 398793 201827
Latitude, Longitude (A419 Entrance to Park): 51.715171, -2.0188705
Latitude, Longitude (Fixture Venue): 51.720442, -2.0141378
What3Words (A419 Entrance to Park): ///laminated.aimlessly.gently
What3Words (Fixture Venue): ///lengthen.goal.metro
Southbound (A417) traffic: Follow the A417 south and turn off at the Burford exit for the A429. At the roundabout take the third exit crossing over the top of the A417. Continue straight on at the next roundabout following the A429 towards Cirencester town centre.
South–westbound (A429) traffic: Follow the A429 south–west until the traffic lights at the junction with the B4425 is reached. Turn right following the A429 and continue to the roundabout at the junction with the A417. Continue straight on taking the second exit crossing over the top of the A417. Continue straight on at the next roundabout following the A429 towards Cirencester town centre.
Westbound (A417) traffic: Follow the A417 westward passing through Faringdon, Lechlade and Fairford. Continue on the A417 until the junction with the A429 is reached. the A429. At the roundabout take the third exit crossing over the top of the A417. Turn left towards Cirencester town centre.
Southbound, South–westbound & Westbound traffic continued: At the next roundabout take the first exit continuing south on the A429 (Swindon Road). At the next roundabout turn take the fourth exit onto Bristol Road continuing on the A429.
Westbound traffic: Follow the A34 north taking the Chieveley exit (do not miss this exit otherwise the nearest next exit is East Ilsley) and then turn right at the junction to cross over the A34.
Northbound (A419) traffic: Follow the A419 north taking the exit towards Cirencester town centre and then at the first roundabout take the second exit onto Bristol Road (A429).
ALL traffic continued: Continue straight on following the A429 across the next two roundabouts. At the next roundabout beside Cirencester College take the third exit towards Stroud onto the A419 (Stroud Road). Follow the A419 for 1.6 miles until the entrance to the park is reached – a well–marked rightᾹhand turn off the A419.
From that point onwards follow the signs and marshal instructions to the designated car parking area.
Notes: The entrance to the park is a well–marked rightᾹhand turn off the A419 driving from Cirencester towards Stroud.
The standard car parking fee for this 2021–22 OXL fixture is £4.00 per vehicle to cover the costs of running the fixture, as agreed at the 2017 OXL AGM.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed in Cirencester Park.
Race Timetable for 2021–22 Round 2
Important Note: Following the vote to implement equal gender race distances at the 2021 AGM and the sebsequent Team Competitions Survey, the race start times and formats for the fixture are as follows.
Race Start Time Age Group(s) Target distance
Note: The race distances for the men’s and women’s races will be the same as determined and set by the host club(s) within the above parameters.
1 09:55 U9 Girls and Boys 1200m
2 10:00 U11 Girls 1500m
3 10:10 U11 Boys 1500m
4 10:20 U13 Girls 3000m
5 10:30 U13 Boys 3000m
6 10:45 U15 Girls and Boys 4500m
7 11:00 U17 Girls and Boys 6000m
8 11:20 U20/Sen/Vet Men 7-9000m
9 12:00 U20/Sen/Vet Women 7-9000m
2021 Cirencester XC Course Maps now available.
Age Groups for 2021–22 season
These are all according to age at midnight on the age date (31 August 2021), except for U9s – see below.
U9 are age 8 on the age date or, if age 7 on the age date, must be age 8 on the day of the event;
U11 are age 9 or 10 on the age date;
U13 are age 11 or 12 on the age date;
U15 are age 13 or 14 on the age date;
U17 are age 15 or 16 on the age date;
U20 are age 17, 18 or 19 on the age date;
Senior Women are age 20 to 34 on the age date;
Vet Women V1 are age 35 to 44; V2 are age 45 to 54; V3 are 55 to 64; V4 are 65 or over on the age date;
Senior Men are age 20 to 39 on the age date;
Vet Men V1 are age 40 to 49; V2 are age 50 to 59; V3 are age 60 to 69; V4 are 70 or over on the age date.