2.3 Do I need to affiliate my child?

It all depends on what races your child will compete in and what the race organisers require.

Cross Country:  Any Junior over the age of 11 on 31st August must be an Affiliated First Claim Club member of Red Rose to compete in the Mid Lancs Cross Country.  Under 11s do not require affiliation to compete.  The minimum age is 8 on 31st August.

Interclub:  The minimum age for the Interclub races is 14 on race day.  All runners must be affiliated First Claim Club members of Red Rose to compete for the club.

Other races:  In our experience no under 11 needs to be affiliated but it is up to each race organiser to set their own policy.

6.7 How can I compete in the Cross Country?

The club takes part in the Mid Lancs League

If you want a place and did not request one when you joined the club then you can request one here.  You will get lots of information from that link also.  In addition why not talk to other club members and ask about their experience.  It is good honest fun in the fields.

3.7 When will I get my information from England Athletics?

A few weeks after England Athletics receive your affiliation fee from your First Claim Club, England Athletics will send you an information pack which includes a card known as your Competition Licence.  This card has your Universal Runners Number (URN) on it.  In my experience it is the number that you need when entering races and not the card.  The number is increasingly being used by race organisers to clamp down on abuse of the discount on race entry offered to affiliated runners. Keep the card safe.

6.6 How do I get my name in the race reports?

Joe Swarbrick, collates members’ involvement in races and submits an article to the Lancashire Evening Post.  If the LEP editors approve they publish it in the sports section, often under an outrageously cheesy headline. These articles show we are an active club and generate interest.

Joe gets his information from races he participates in or from people he knows in the club who were present.

Please let Joe know by email if you compete in a race that he is unlikely to know about. Perhaps you might also help him a little by offering a few words on the race as source material for his article.

Joe needs to submit his article by Monday evening for publication later in the week so you need to get news of weekend races to him promptly.

Joe’s email address was in your Welcome email.  If you have deleted that then use the contact form on this website.