Friday, January 06, 2017

Great Edinburgh XCountry

    Distance 5K
    Location Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
    Date 07 January 2017

    Great Edinburgh XCountry

    Free to spectate, live on BBC One from 13:15 and shown on the big screen in Holyrood Park, you won’t miss a leap, lap or sprint finish at this year’s Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry on Saturday 7 January.
    The Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry consists of four separate events and pits the best of Team GB& NI against Europe and the USA.
    Athletes compete across four races; the junior men’s 6km, the junior women’s 4km, senior men’s 8km and senior women’s 6km.
    The overall winning team will be determined by the best aggregate finishing positions of the six best placed athletes in the senior category, as well as the four best placed athletes in the junior races.
    The event will also see the return of the innovative International Mixed Relay event which will see national teams of four (two men and two women) compete in a 4x1k challenge for the Stewart Cup.
    For the most entertaining post-run recovery you'll ever have, watch some of the world’s best athletes stride over the mud and hills while you’re wrapped up warm and tucking into hot food and drink.
    If you are competing, make sure you bring a change of clothing, wear plenty of layers and stick around to cheer on past, present and future Olympic heroes in Holyrood Park.

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    Timetable (TBC)

    Saturday 7 January 2017
    Please see below for the event day timetable:
    TimeRace titleRace distance
    Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run - WHITE WAVE
    Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run - GREEN WAVE
    Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run - PINK WAVE
    10:15U15 Girls Inter District + U15 Boys Inter District4k
    10:40Senior + Junior Women Inter District6k
    11:10Senior + Junior Men Inter District8k
    11:45Simplyhealth Junior Great Edinburgh Winter Run2.5k
    11:50U13 Girls Inter District + U13 Boys Inter District3k
    12:15Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry
    Junior Men’s 6km*
    Inc. U17 Inter District
    12:45Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry
    Junior Women’s 4km*
    Inc. U17 Inter District
    13:15BBC coverage starts 
    13:29Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry 4 x 1k Relay*4 x 1k
    14:13Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry Women's 6k*6k
    14:50Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry Men's 8k*8k
    15:30BBC coverage finishes 
    * Live TV, times are subject to change

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