Wimborne AC has long been committed to the Wessex League cross-country season, and this continues into the 2018/2019 season. Management and administration of the Wessex League is being handled by the Team Dorset Athletics Network (of which Wimborne AC is a member). We also compete in the Hampshire Cross-Country League. Hampshire League races are from under-13 upwards, right through to the seniors and veterans.
The minimum age requirement in the Under-11 races are that athletes must be in AT LEAST school Year 4.
The League holds races for nine age-groups at each fixture. Race distances conform to the following guidelines:
Category Distance (m)
Under 11 (school years 4, 5 &6) 1500-2000
Under 13 girls (school years 7 & 8) 2500-3500
Under 13 boys (school years 7 & 8) 2500-3500
Under 15 girls (school years 9 & 10) 3000-5000
Under 15 boys (school years 9 & 10) 3000-5000
Under 17 women (school years 11 & 12) 4000-6000
Under 17 men (school years 11 & 12) 4000-6000
Senior women 5000-7000
Senior men 8000-10000
Each meeting commences with the races for Senior athletes. Where courses and athlete numbers permit, age-categories may be combined to increase competition. The order and recommended race timetable is as follows:
12:40 U17M + U17W + SW (including U20W, W40, W45, W50)
13:05 U15G + U15B
13:30 SM (including U20M, M40, M45, M50, M60)
Your age category is decided by your age on 31st August.