North West Urban League
The NWUL was re-started last year (2017) after lapsing for a few years.
Read on for last years results, details of 2018 events and how to nominate areas for the 2019 series.
North West Urban League : 2017 – 2018 – 2019
After last being held in 2012, the North West Urban League was re-established in 2017. There were five scoring events:
17th June SELOC NW Sprint champs Skelmersdale
18th June SELOC UKUL Horwich Festival Bolton
15th July MDOC Northern Rocket sprints Birchwood
20th August DEE UKUL Frodsham
15th October MDOC Finland 100 urban Stockport
There were 373 participants across the age categories during the season and full league tables can be found at:
The overall winners and leading NWOA members based on best 3 scores were:
Eligible ages Male category Overall winner NWOA leader (if different) Female category Overall winner NWOA leader (if different)
Under 12 MYJ Matthew McCreadie (DEE) WYJ Ella May Rush (BOK) * Lucy Seddon (SELOC) / Isabel Sunley (WCOC)
Under 16 MJ William Ellis (PFO) WJ Anna Harris (DEE) **
Open MO Thomas Cochrane (NGOC) Noah Howlett (LOC) WO Charlotte Ward (HALO) Hannah Hateley (DEE)
Over 40 MV Liam Corner (MDOC) * WV Helen Ellis (PFO)
Over 55 MSV John Embrey (DEE) * WSV Louise Dunn (LOC)
Over 65 MUV John Britton (MDOC) WUV Miriam Rosen (SROC) *
Over 75 MHV Robert Verity (DEE) * WHV Ruth Rhodes (SO) / Jean Rostron (POTOC) Rae Lomas (MDOC)
* Won category with maximum score of 300 points
** Anna Harris – scored maximum points in all 5 events
As a planned sixth and final event could not take place or be replaced, scores stood as after the completed 5 events. Awards for 2017 will be made at the first event of the 2018 NWUL season.
The prospective events to be included in 2018 are shown below and are subject to confirmation from each organising club. Applications to include additional events would also be welcome from any club in the region until end of February.
Please now review your club’s entries, if any, and confirm or otherwise that you wish these to be included in the League and that results can be provided according to the urban age categories. Feel free to provide further description. If in doubt, just ask!
Upon confirming, please also ask organisers to include this link to the league tables in your event publicity, where confirmed events will shortly be listed:
NWUL 2018 – proposed events
Date, Host club, Venue, Level Description, Wider event context
Sun 25th March, MDOC, Macclesfield & Tytherington, National Urban UKUL
Sat 16th June, BL, Alston Town, Local ? ?
Sun 17th June, SELOC, Bolton / Horwich, Local Prologue + mass-start sprints Multisport Horwich Festival of Racing
Wed 1st August, LOC, Ulverston, Local Urban Lakes 5 Rest Day
Sat 22nd September, SROC, Lancaster University, National Sprints (Double header weekend)
Sun 23rd September, SROC, Lancaster, National Urban (Double header weekend)
Sun 7th October, SELOC Liverpool, National Urban UKUL & UKOL - DEE / SELOC Big Weekend
Sat 3rd November, MDOC, Offerton Streets, Regional 2-part sprint EuroTour City weekend
Sun 4th November, MDOC, Manchester & Castlefield,National Urban EuroTour City Race
Counting scores for an individual will be subject to the number of confirmed events, e.g. best 3 scores to count from a maximum of 5 or 6 events; 4 from 7 or 8; 5 from 9 or 10.
To really get ahead of the game, I welcome early applications for inclusion in the League for 2019.