Schools Cross Country

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

School Years 3 to 13

Autumn 2023




Use of spikes
Spikes are permitted for races for year 5 and above only.
Football boots may be worn for all age groups, but only those with moulded studs.

Medical Support will be on site to provide First Aid.

Lost Property should be handed into the public address system.

Pacing means that an athlete has another person running alongside them outside of the course.
Pacing is NOT allowed and your runner may be disqualified. It is unfair to other competitors and can cause accidents and injury to others.

Dogs. ONLY assistance dogs are allowed on site at Mallory Park
I asked to join the Facebook group but nothing has happened?
It’s likely that you’ve made the join request from a Facebook app on a mobile phone and haven’t seen the questions we need you to verify.
Please click on this facebook group link and make sure you answer the 3 questions.

Our volunteers and officials have a right to be protected from abuse in whatever form from competitors/parents/guests or any other adult attending the event.

Help with collecting up stakes, fencing etc. and clearing the venue of litter at the end of meeting is MUCH APPRECIATED – MANY THANKS.


Who we are

This website is produced and managed by mikemcsharry photography on behalf of LRAN (Leicestershire Running and Athletics Network)
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Additional information

mikemcsharry photography uses third party sites to serve some data and images.

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Images –  (Here is the link to theimagefile data protection statement)


The GDPR legislation came into force in May 2018. Prior to that, I specifically contacted the Information Commissioner’s Office to request guidance regarding the collation and publishing of results data plus the taking and marketing of photographs of the events. They explained that these activities fit within their definitions of ‘Legitimate Interests‘ and also suggested some modifications to the way information was held and processed.

Image processing has been radically changed for the events since September 2018.
Images are taken on SD cards.
Images are processed on equipment where all hardware and software is fully patched and updated.
On the processing devices the images are all renamed to match the event, this filename is retained for individual images throughout processing stages.
When data transfer from SD cards has been confirmed (and duplicate copies confirmed), the SD cards are reformatted and the initial files with the camera named files are deleted.
Files uploaded to the online galleries are named exactly the same as the files in the process. This allows all copies of processed files to be readily deleted on request.
Images are provided at no cost to partner organisation to help them promote these events (examples are England Athletics and The Leicestershire-Rutland Sports Partnership).

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