Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

NI Masters XC Championships and Trials

Queen's Playing Fields

07 October 2023 » 07 October 2023

Start Time: 11.30am

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XC Course and Car Parking: The XC course is at Dub Playing Fields Upper Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 5NA - The course is relatively flat, following the perimeter lines of upper and lower QUB football pitches, the surface is a mix of well drained grass pitches and gravel path. XC spikes, trailshoes or regular running shoes are suitable.

Note - If there has been heavy rain, XC spikes or trail shoes are recommended. The start/finish area (Turf Changing Rooms) is a 5-10 minute walk from the car park at Mary Peters Track, QUB Main Sports Area and House of Sport. Note : Access from Dub Lane to parking at the Turf Changing Rooms is restricted to due to Parkrun, during restricted times 9am-12 an official will be on duty. Please be aware of other users of the car parks – peak times align with parkrun arrival 9am and departure 1030am.

Event times 10.30am Course Open for warmup - note - the course overlaps with Queens Parkrun course. Parkrun users should finish @1030 approx, please respect any finishing Parkrunners. 10.45am Registration open for number collection Registration is at the start/finish area of the course and will close 15 minutes before the published start time of each race. Vest numbers should be worn front only and secured with 4 safety pins. Age numbers to be worn on the back.

Competition Rules and Race Times: Competitors should assemble behind the start area in plenty of time before their race. Competitors will be allowed into the start area 15 minutes before the beginning of each race. A warning will be given 3 minutes before each race. At this time, competitors should assemble behind the start line. 11.30am - WM Masters and Male Masters 65 + (6k) 12.15pm - Male Masters 35-64 (8k)

Course Map: A printed course map will be available on race day or to view on NIMasters Facebook page.

Toilets / Changing Rooms: These will be available at QUB Turf Changing Rooms or in the main QUB Dub Pavilion.

We look forward to seeing all athletes on the start line, have a great race and good luck ! NIMAA Committee.

*Note - Whilst the XC races are open races and all masters athletes are welcome to compete - the Championship & Trials to represent Northern Ireland Masters at the XC International (11 Nov 2023 in Glasgow) are restricted to athletes who are NIMAA members, registered before the XC race 7/10/23. Masters WM's Teams 4 in each age group team with 2 reserves. Masters Mens Teams 6 in each team (35/40/45/50) and 2 reserves; M55+ 4 in each team with 2 reserves. Masters athletes are very welcome to join as NIMAA members at any time.

For more information please contact Joy McAleer on: 07968701039 or alternatively via email.