There are various opportunities for you to take part in within the Cross Country Events, scroll down to see the different types
- Hampshire Cross Country League
- Southern cross Country League
- Cross Country Championships
The RR10 series is a friendly and very sociable event, with a very wide variety of standards, and is an ideal starter race for those who might have felt nervous or intimidated about racing.
Racing is a good marker for how well you are running, and the RR10 events are staged at some lovely off-road venues around Southampton and the New Forest over distance of 4 to 5 miles.
Teams for the Wednesday evening series consist of five men per team and three women per team, if you would like to compete just turn up on the day with your Stubbie vest and run. To get a final score in series you will need to run 6 races. We have our own race which we don’t run but marshal and dropout races which we also don’t run, see below for dates and info on these. Click here for the official RR10 website.
Your RR10 rep is Grace Thompson
|1||April 20th||Fleming Park, Eastleigh||7.00pm||Totton RC|
|2||May 4th||Itchen Valley Country Park||7.00pm||Lordshill|
|3||May 18th||River Hamble Country Park||7.00pm||Hedge End, Netley|
|4||June 1st||Cadland Estate||7.30pm||Hardley Runners|
|5||June 8th||Ampfield Woods||7.30pm||Wessex, Running Sisters, Halterworth|
|6||June 22nd||New Forest Outdoor Learning Centre (Ridge Farm)||7.30pm||Romsey|
|7||July 6th||River Hamble Country Park||7.00pm||Stubbington Green Runners||Members cannot run but marshals are required!|
|8||July 20th||University Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh||7.30pm||Itchen, Hamwick|
|9||August 3rd||Badger Farm, Winchester||7.15pm||Winchester|
|10||August 17th||IBM Hursley||7.00pm||Eastleigh|
CC6 Cross Country League
The CC6 Cross Country League is a friendly low-key league, organised by the running clubs of south Hampshire for their members and provides an excellent introduction to competitive off road racing.
These local races are free to club members and take place on early on Sunday mornings at 9.30, between September and March.
Distances are between 4 and 5 miles and have similar locations to those in the RR10. As per the RR10’s there is no need to enter in advance, just turn up on the day, along with your club shirt, and run.
Please can we car share where possible to keep numbers down in the car parks.
For more details and race results when posted, you can look at the CC6 website which is cc6.co.uk.
Our CC6 club rep is Sally McGrath
|Race||Date||Start Time||Venue (please refer to the official CC6 website for details/directions)||Location||Host Club|
|1||09/10/2022||09:30||Ocknell||New Forest||Hardley, Romsey, Soton Tri & Halterworth|
|2||13/11/2022||09:30||To be confirmed||Stubbington, Netley & Hamwick|
|3||11/12/2022||09:30||Kings Garn Enclosure||Stoney Cross||Lordshill, Wessex & Totton|
|4||29/01/2023||09:30||Holmsley Campsite||New Forest||New Forest, Lymington Tri & Lymington Ath|
|5||12/02/2023||09:30||Badger Farm||Winchester||Winchester, Soton AC, Running Sisters|
|6||12/03/2023||09:30||Fleming Park||Eastleigh||Eastleigh, Itchen Spitfires & Hedge End|
Individual scoring best 4 races out of 6 available races. Team scoring 6 out of 7 races. Runners should not compete in ‘home’ races, as it is felt this disadvantaged clubs with fewer members.
Vet Categories (V40-50-60-70 for both Mens and Ladies) based on age on day of first race.
Full Details available on the CC6 Website.
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 2019/20 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:
Hampshire League races:
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, paid up UKA affiliated runner 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, date of birth and UKA number as the league vets the runners are eligible to run. 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.
Saturday 12th November – Wellesley Woods, Aldershot
Saturday 3th December – Kings Park, Bournemouth
Saturday 14th January – Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 11th February – Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 4th March – Southampton TBC
Southern Cross Country League
The emphasis of Southern Cross Country league (formally the Today’s Runner League) is “to provide ordinary club members with the opportunity to participate in a series of cross country events. The atmosphere is to be enjoyable and social without the cut and thrust that is associated with specialist cross country leagues.”
Each race is about 5 miles (8k) and as they exclude each clubs “faster runners” provide an ideal introduction to cross country racing, in a social and friendly atmosphere.
The Southern Cross Country races are free to enter for individuals, and with no registration, numbering or race timing, simply collect a finishing number at the end of the run to record your finish position. The league rules simply ask that you wear a club vest to be included in the results.
Clubs score as teams and league scores are calculated by counting the finishing position of the first 5 men, and first 3 ladies from each club.
Post-race food and refreshments are provided by the host club at a cost of up to £2.
Why not come along and support your club, and enjoy an off road run where the emphasis is firmly on enjoyment.
Exclusions: Male runners who have run faster than 5.30 min/mile and female who have run faster than 6min/mile over a measured distance in the previous 12 months.
The official Southern League website, which contains details of race results, and the latest news is available here.
Race dates for the current season are as follows;
Folly Farm – 23rd October 2022
The Bourne Woods – mid-November
Lords Wandsworth College – December
Queen Elizabeth Country Park – January
Chawton House – January/February
Alice Holt – February/March
Fareham (TBC) – March
The four XC championship races are not too far away.
These races give you a chance to rub shoulders with the best runners in the county / region / country, however they are open to all abilities. They are a fantastic experience and always a good day out.
Ladies run 6-8km and men 10-15k.
Course style: Some hills, generally rough fields/parks, can be very muddy.
It doesn’t matter how fast you are, you still run the same distance and can hold your head high when you cross that line.
We normally hire a minibus for the Southerns but depends on numbers
Hampshire and Southern Championships are £7 per person per race and the English (Nationals) Championship is £8 per person for this race. (Please note these were prices in 2019 they may have gone up slightly since then).
Entries must be received by the end of November.
Every entrant must an up-to-date UKA paid member.
We really hope to see as many of you as possible at some or all of the four championship events. Please note at the Master Championship you need to be 40 plus years old. Your XC representative will be in touch around October/ November to get the entries sorted for these races.
Saturday 8th January – Hampshire XC Championships at Fairthorne Manor
Saturday 29th January – Southern XC Championships at TBC
Saturday 26th February – National XC Champs at Parliament Hill, London
Saturday 11th December – Masters XC Championships, at Oxford
Any questions please contact Andy Simpson (Mens Captain).