Sunday, 13 January 2013

CANCELLED - Berwick BXC 2013

Cancellation  of this years BXC leg at Berwick....see below:

Round five of the Border X.C. series to held at Berwick on the Sunday
27th January has been cancelled on health and safety grounds.
After a new risk assessment on the start and finish venue and
facilities that we use this will now not accommodate the enormous
increase in competitors/supporters and cars.

The amount of competitors that can safely compete over our senior and
junior course is a maximum 150 for each race which is stated on our
race permit.

The River estuary is in a very dangerous state after all the debris has
been washed down and is now blocking the start and finish area around
Spittal point and on to the beach as well.

Also the state of the cliff  top tracks are very wet and slippery
because of the weather and with it being an out and back course and
narrow passing places with sheer drops onto the beach and it is
dangerous hazard.

Priority has to be safety first in any event we organise as a club
before there is a serious incident that we would always regret.

Regard's Peter Learmonth Berwick Harriers A.C.

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