Hampshire Cross Country League
The Hampshire cross country league is a series of 5 races held on Saturday afternoons from October through to February. There are no speed restrictions on these events and all races are free to enter. These are multiple lap races and allow for single sex, and younger age groups to race separately over shorter distances to the mens.
They tend to not be quite as hilly or muddy (weather dependant!!!) as the Southern Cross Country and other traditional XC races. Teams are scored by counting the first five runners for the men's team and three runners for all other races.
These are free events and you will just need to wear a club vest (as well as your normal running kit!) and have a UKA number and membership. Car sharing is always encouraged.
The dates for the 2016/17 Hampshire Cross Country League races and the championship races have been fixed, so it's time to put them in your diaries. There are five cross country league races, as well as the Hampshire Championships, the Southern Championships and the National Championships.
Greetings from your new cross-country captain Nick Crane
Don’t panic its only mud and small hills!
The winter Hampshire Cross Country (XC) series 2016-2017 is fast approaching. There are 5 races in the HCC series as well as the three championship races here is a handy guide to the Hampshire XC League and Championship Races held on Saturdays.
Hampshire XC League
Time 12:00 Girls U13 3 km
And 12:15 Boys U13 3 km
Distance: 12:30 Girls U15 4 km
12:50 Boys U15 4 km
13:05 Women U17 4 km
13:35 Women Senior (inc Vets and U20) 6 km
14:10 Men U17 6 km
14:30 Men Senior (inc Vets and U20) 10 km
Course style: Some small hills, generally rough fields, can be very muddy
Recommended Dry conditions – trail shoes
Footwear: Wet conditions – studs or spikes
- 15 October 2016 Farley Mount
- 12 November 2016 Popham (to be confirmed)
- 3 December 2016 Kings Park, Bournemouth (to be confirmed)
- 14 January 2017 Prospect Park, Reading
- 11 February 2017 Queen Elizabeth Country Park (to be confirmed)
Captain: Nick Crane
Teams: Three per team except senior men where 5 are required.
- These races are open to all standards of runners from all clubs across Hampshire, so the range of ability on show is very wide.
- No runner is too fast or too slow!
- Please note though that you do need to be a UKA member.
- Please comply with the race marshals car parking advice.
What do I need to do to enter?
All the XC series are free to enter. You can just turn up on the day, and as long as you have your club vest, you can race. However it helps the captains if you let them know you are going. Also it helps to car share, as parking can be limited at some venues. Please note that at some venues you will need to pay for parking. Please take advice from the race marshals
Nick Crane (Hants Cross Country Captain)