GPS Race Maps
Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships
Route for Senior Men's Race
Top of the main climb, men run this four times (picture from 2011)
less than 12km
Official Website and some pictures
This was my first time running in the GMAA XC championships.
The facilities at the venue, Woodbank Park, were excellent. Hosted by Stockport Harriers, they have a small cafe at the track which serves hot drinks, snacks etc. There are changing facilities which can best be described as a 'plastic portacabin'. These house toilets and really good showers (hot and plenty of water).
The course itself is great, with a long descent and long ascent on each lap, mud, puddly fields and generally what you expect from a proper XC course. The end is on the flat with a great sprintable finish.
The car park can be a bit tricky to find if you don't know where it is. We found a space straight away. Attendance was not that high, considering its Greater Manchester.
Men run 1 short and 3 long laps. I think ladies did 1 fewer long lap.
Results out 30 hours after the race.
10th January 2011