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 or on-the-day, and will issue
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.
PLEASE USE THE TOILET FACILITIES PROVIDED – Anyone identified defecating or urinating in public at any OXL venue will receive an outright 12–month ban from the League with immediate effect.
Attention All Officials, Team Managers, Marshals & Volunteers: In the light of current COVID infection rates all officials, team managers, marshals and volunteers are advised to wear facemasks.
Race Location – Shotover Park, Horspath, Oxford:
Map of Immediate Vicinity
Nearest Postcode (Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford): OX4 2RR
Grid Reference: SP 56164 04623
Grid Reference (6 figure): SP561046
X (Eastings) & Y (Northings) Coordinates: 456164 204623
Latitude, Longitude (Stadium Offices): 51.737276, -1.1881194
Latitude, Longitude (Overflow Parking Entrance): 51.736657, -1.1943260
Latitude, Longitude (Fixture Venue): 51.736933, -1.1888060
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Please note: Round 3 of the Oxfordshire XC League will be run in conjunction with the 2022 Oxfordshire County XC Championships (entry details will be made available on the Oxon AA website in due course). All runners who enter the 2022 Oxfordshire County XC Championships will need wear their distinguishing race number that is to be collected on the day of the Championships as directed according to the instructions that will be published on the Oxon AA website in advance. Any Championship entrant not wearing the correct County XC Championships race number will be disqualified. OXL runners who have NOT been entered for the County Championships should wear their usual OXL number.
Important Notes: All parking will be in the main BMW MINI Plant Car Park (see directions above) with the exception of officials, club tents, disabled and U11 athletes and parents who may park at the track. Please treat the car park with respect and walk to the venue. Cross the road with care as traffic approaches quickly in both directions.
There is strictly NO Parking on the Horspath Road or the entrance to the track.
Directions to MINI Plant Oxford Car Park – see map
Southbound (M40) traffic: Follow the M40 south and turn off at junction 8a towards Oxford (A40). At the Headington roundabout take the first exit south onto the A4142 (Eastern By–Pass Road). Continue straight on along the A4142 to the third set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Horspath Road (the car park will be visible across the road to your right). Enter the main car park via Gate 7.
Westbound traffic: Follow the M40 west and turn off at junction 8 towards Oxford (A40). At the Headington roundabout take the first exit south onto the A4142 (Eastern By–Pass Road). Continue straight on along the A4142 to the third set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Horspath Road (the car park will be visible across the road to your right). Enter the main car park via Gate 7.
Northbound (from M4) traffic: Exit the M4 at junction 13. Take the A34 northwards to Oxford. At the junction with the Southern By–Pass Road follow the directions for the M40 (A40). After crossing three roundabouts the MINI Plant will be see on the right as you pass over the flyover at Cowley. Turn right onto Horspath Road at the next set of traffic lights. Enter the main car park via Gate 7.
Please Note: Please ensure you revisit this page and re–check for any updates/changes before the date of the fixture.
Race Timetable for 2021–22 Round 3
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
2022 Horspath XC Course Maps now available.
Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships Presentations
In the light of current COVID infection rates no presentations will be made on the day of the Championships.
All athletes, parents and supporters are advised to depart from the venue promptly once their race(s) has/have been completed in order to mitigate against the risk of infection.
Arrangements will be made for the collection of trophies and medals following the completion of the Championships.
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 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 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 or over on the age date.