Urgent Update to Junior Grand Prix Races

4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #2156 by Alan
Urgent Update to Junior Grand Prix Races


Many apologies for this but having to get the word on this out as soon as possible

In the light of the Bonsall Race now being held on the evening of the 1st of August 2016 and not as previously advertised by the Club and on the Junior Grand Prix Races List, it meant that the Parwich Panoramic 5 Junior Grand Prix Races would have been held the very next evening.

This in itself would not have been too much of a problem for our very capable Junior Squad However, in the light of Race Ruling Regulations set by the FRA the Senior Race is 8.5 km in length which classifies the race as an over 16's race.

This unfortunately would create by default (even though well intentioned), a clear breach of the race rulings and as such should any of our U16s participate, it could possibly lead to a minimum 6 months ban for the Junior/ also potentially any Parent giving consent and would not reflect well on the Club. Not to mention the problems it may cause for the Race Organisers.

With this in mind, it has been agreed by the Committee, that rather than cause further problems to the Race Organisers and the potential of any Junior/Parent risking a ban, the race has, with immediate effect been withdrawn from the Junior Grand Prix and will be replaced by the next Whitworth Thread scheduled for the 13th August 2016 at 9:00am

(If there are any juniors who do not have wrist bands for this race please arrive in plenty of time to give Thread HQ staff time to process the issue of bands - for those that have bands... DONT FORGET TO WEAR THEM)

Just a point to mention also, that should any Juniors U12 wish to participate in the Junior Races at Parwich on the 2nd August, then please feel free to do so, as it is a great race and a great atmosphere, but please be aware that the Race will not carry any Grand Prix Points.

Please pass on the word to any parents of the Junior Squad concerned. :)

Many Thanks

Alan

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