Cross Country 2017/18

 

Please see below a quick guide of the dates for all cross country races this season or click here to download the race diary. A more detailed explanation of each race and league please scroll through down the page.   

 

Date

Men’s

Womens

Saturday 21st October 2017

Relays

Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton, 2pm

Relays

Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton, 2pm

Saturday 11th November 2017

Midlands League, Plock Court, Gloucester

Coundon Park, Coventry

Saturday 18th November 2017

Midlands 7 Mile XC Championships

Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham

Midlands 5 Mile XC Championships

Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Midlands League, Plock Court, Gloucester

Welcombe Hills, Stratford upon Avon

Saturday 6th January 2018

Warks / Worcs County XC Championships

Warley Woods

Warks / Worcs County XC Championships

Warley Woods

Saturday 13th January 2018

Midlands League, Droitwich

Cofton Park, Birmingham

Saturday 27th January 2018

Midland XC Championships

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Midland XC Championships

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Saturday 10th February 2018

Midlands League, TBC

Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton

Saturday 24th February 2018

National XC Championships

Parliament Hill, London

National XC Championships

Parliament Hill, London

 

 

For more info and to let us know if you can run any of the races:

Men’s Team Manager: James Bellamy 07866 678 762 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s Team Manager: Grace Allen 07818 064 062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Note: For all cross country race results please see the Race Results section.

 

Stourbridge Running Club currently compete in the following Cross Country events each season.  They are almost always held on Saturday afternoons and ALL club members are invited to take part regardless of ability or experience. 

 

Cross country spikes are generally the footwear of choice but if you don't have any you can still take part.  Depending on how muddy the course is you can manage with trail shoes and even road shoes if you don't mind slipping around a bit.  If you take a liking to it you can pick up some spikes fairly cheaply.

 

Cross country is great fun and is the closest us runners come to participating in a team sport with the associated camaraderie so join in, you won't regret it!

 

Birmingham & District Invitation Cross Country League (BCCL) (men) and Midland Women's Cross Country League (MWCCL) (women)

 

The men compete in division 3 of the Birmingham league and the women compete in the MWCCL which runs alongside the BCCL.  Each consist of four races which this season are spread between November and February.

 

 

Dates and locations for the men (division 3) for the upcoming season are as follows (for results, please see the Race Results section of this site):

 

Saturday 11th November 2017 - Plock Court, Gloucester 

Saturday 2nd December 2017 - TBC

Saturday 13th January 2018 - Droitwich Spa High School  

Saturday 10th February 2018 - TBC


The calendar for the women's races is as follows:

 

Saturday 11th November 2017 - Coundon Park, Coventry 

Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Welcombe Hills, Stratford upon Avon

Saturday 13th January 2018 - Cofton Park, Birmingham  

Saturday 10th February 2018 - Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton

 

More information visit Birmingham Cross Country League for men or alternatively Midlands Counties Athletic Association for the Ladies.

 

For these races the club enters a team and then it is up to individuals to turn up on the day.  We require six men and three ladies to constitute a full team but we like as many people as possible to attend.  ALL club members are welcome.

 

Transport details will be provided on the Wednesday night (before running) prior to each race.  Either minibus or make your own way/car share. More information is also always available by contacting the team captains: James Bellamy (men) and Grace Allen (women).

 

 

 


Worcestershire Cross Country Championships

 

This is a one-off event held in early January each year with mens, ladies and junior categories for runners born or resident in the Worcestershire county (boundaries are pre West Midlands).

 

The date and venue is Saturday 6th January 2018 is at Warley Woods Further information will be provided when available. Entry is through the club and is usually required before Christmas. Please listen to announcements on Wednesday nights or contact the team captains for more information.

 

More information is available on the http://www.worcaaa.org.uk/fixtures/xc

 


Midlands Cross Country Championships

 

This is a one-off event held in late January each year with mens, ladies and junior categories for runners born or resident in a county of the midlands.

 

The 2017 event will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Further information will be provided when available. Entry is through the club and is usually required before Christmas. Please listen to announcements on Wednesday nights or contact the team captains for more information.

 

More information is available on the Midland Counties Athletic Association website.

 


National Cross Country Championships

 

This is a one-off event held in February each year with mens, ladies and junior categories.

 

The 2016 event will be held on Saturday 25th February 2018 at Parliament Hill, London. It's a little further for us to travel this year but this event is always a great day out and well worth the effort. Further information will be provided nearer the time. Entry is through the club and is usually required before Christmas. Please listen to announcements on Wednesday nights or contact the team captains for more information.

 

Further information is available on the English Cross Country Association website.

 


Other Cross Country Events

 

The following events may be entered by the club depending on demand (and also depending on qualification in some cases). Please listen for announcements on Wednesday nights or contact the team captains.

 

  • Midland Cross Country Relays - Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton - Saturday 21st October 2017
  • Midlands 7 mile/5 mile Cross Country Champs - Bulwell Hall Park Nottingham -  Saturday 18th November 2017
  • Inter Counties Cross Country - Saturday 10th March 2018