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 2017/18 fixture dates 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, full details are available here.
Some dates for your diary:
Hampshire League races:
- 14 October 2017 – Kings Park, Bournemouth
- 11 November 2017 – QE Country Park nr. Petersfield
- 02 December 2017 – Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
- 13 January 2018 – Prospect Park, Reading
- 10 February 2018 – Aldershot
These are the start times, the age groups and maximum distances for the Hampshire League races.
Time Age groups Distance (maximum)
12:00 Girls U13 3k
12:15 Boys U13 3k
12:30 Girls U15 4k
12:50 Boys U15 4k
13:05 Women U17 4k
13:35 Women Senior (including 6k Vets and U20)
14:10 Men U17 6k
14:30 Men Senior (including 10k Vets and U20)
A team consists of 3 except for the Senior's in divisions 1 & 2 where 5 are required for the team.
The Hampshire League races are free to enter, you just need to be a member of the club and have a club vest.
It would be helpful if you are interested in running in any of the Hampshire League races, you could let us know your name and date of birth. This will help us when we record the scores to ensure consistent names are used and you are in the right age category.
Do get involved, these races are excellent for building strength during the winter months, the hills and the mud make sure of that.