Further details and entry forms - 2015

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service Sports Association
38th Annual Firefighters Cross Country Race
Incorporating the 40th UK FSS & AA Cross Country Championships
Sunday 11 October 2015

Entry form: Fire and Rescue Services: Word | PDF

Entry form: Guest Individuals and Guest Clubs: Word | PDF

Venue: Stowe School, Buckingham, MK18 5EH. Stowe is a world-famous neo-classical masterpiece - one of the great English estates, with extraordinary golden stone buildings with domes, colonnades, temples, follies and features created by the great names of 18th century architecture, spread around hundreds of acres of awe-inspiring parkland and formal gardens dating back to the 1700s.

Course: Undulating parkland suitable for spikes, considered to be a very testing course. Multi-lap course of 5.32 miles (8.56km). Women 3.96 miles (6.36km). Shorter distances available for younger athletes.

Race start time: 14.00hrs men and women.

Start: Adjacent to Thanet Walk, near Queens Temple, Hawkwell Field.

Car parking: On grassland off the main drive, 100m beyond security gate. Park on the field on the left side at the “Fire” notice.

Reception, changing and showers: In Sports Pavilion, 100 metres from car park, through gate on opposite side of main drive. Note: Rugby pitches out of bounds. Race numbers issued on day. Please arrive by 13.00hrs.

Presentations and refreshments: School dining room from 15.30hrs, a hot meal will be provided.

First aid: This will be provided by a qualified fire and rescue service officer.

Risk assessment: Carried out by organiser.

Race permit: Permit applied for.

Race awards: First three individuals men and women, age category and team awards according to entry. (BFRS awards, same criteria with three score on watch or station entry). Team scoring – 4 men, 3 women on finishing position with separate scoring for men and women.

Entry: £12 per person forfire and rescue service and UKA-affiliated club runners.£14 per guest runner not affiliated (£2 sent to UKA). £3 for any supporters requiring a hot meal. Firefighter name changes permitted on the day. Please note that the closing date for entries is Monday 14 September 2015 to guarantee an exclusive Stowe memento/medal.

Future events: Two Inter-Service Representative Matches. Selection for these events will be on the basis of the day’s results and past performance:

  • Wednesday 18 November 2015 – Prison Service v Fire v Police, to be held at West Midlands Police Sports and Social Club, Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RN.
  • Date to be announced – RAF v Police v Fire v Civil Service v Universities, to be held at RAF Halton, Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

Thanks: The use of the venue for cross country running is a special privilege to the fire and rescue service. Sincere thanks are expressed to the National Trust and Stowe School for the use of facilities and to Chris Whitehead and Charlie Fife, tenant farmers, for their support and livestock management flexibility. To the staff at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service HQ for their support in the administration of this event and to the day's officials from Buckinghamshire AA.

Charity beneficiaries: The Fire Fighters Charity will receive £1 per entry, with a donation to the National Trust and Stowe School Sports Fund.

Queries: If you have any further queries, please telephone Ed Gutteridge on 01296 715203 or Mick Martin on 01296 744463.