Category Archives: Cross Country

Southern Cross Country Championships 2018

Seven members competed in the Southern Cross Country Championships held this year at Stanmer Park in Brighton. The recent heavy rain coupled with light drizzle and a keen wind made for testing conditions over a course already churned up by 8 junior races prior to the senior events.

Senior Women 8km 272nd Tess Lambert 0:45:16
  340th Ann Bath 0:54:29
       
Senior Men 15km 226th Alastair McGeoch-Williams 1:02:21
  331st Nathan Sayers 1:05:52
  332nd Ed Francis 1:05:53
  566th David Pimm 1:15:26
  638th Geoff Tookey 1:19:17
       
Mens Team 57th / 75    

Full senior womens results available here

Full senior mens results available here

World-record holder Ann Bath tackling the first of many hills

Club Chairman David Pimm crossing the line

**photo credits to Tess Lambert and Nathan Sayers**

Surrey Cross Country Championships – Results

On a sunny, chilly and windy afternoon at Denbies Vineyard, 10 club members competed in the Surrey Cross Country Championships.

Senior Women 8km 112th Ann Bath 0:55:25
       
Senior Men 12km 54th Alastair McGeoch-Williams 0:45:23
  73rd Christopher Hutchinson 0:46:28
  89th Ed Francis 0:48:17
  128th Joseph Gonzalez 0:50:45
  155th Joe Chang 0:52:33
  185th Rob Hinton 0:55:15
  190th David Pimm 0:56:07
  202nd Geoff Tookey 0:58:05
  213th Richard Tomes 1:01:49

Congratulations to everyone and thanks once again to Ann Bath for the wonderful post-race refreshments.

Full results available here

Surrey Cross Country Championships

Fancy starting the New Year burning off those extra calories by running around a vineyard in knee-deep mud? Then why not sign-up to the Surrey Cross Country Championships held at Denbies, near Dorking on Sunday 7th January. 

Senior Women, 12:00 start – 8km. Teams of 4 to score (NOTE: 60min cut-off time)

Senior Men, 13:45 start – 12km. Teams of 6 to score (NOTE: 90min cut-off time)

Entry fees will be covered by the club

All entrants must be EA registered and comply with county qualification criteria. See here for further details.

Entries close on 29th December so please sign up via the link below as soon as possible

>> Sign up! <<

Southern Cross Country Championships – 27th January 2018

Following an impressive turnout at this years’ race, the club would like to send at least a couple of teams to the 2018 Southern Cross Country Championships.  We hope to field a strong team from the club to show off the strength and depth of runners.

The event will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Stanmer Park in Brighton.  Full details available here

Entries close in mid-December so please sign up no later than 11th December to allow time to process entries. Entry fees are paid by the club so like other cross country events there is no cost to members.

>> Sign up! <<<

**All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics**

Cross Country weekend – 11th November

This weekend is the second cross country weekend of the 2017/18 season. Both our ladies and men’s teams will be in action.

The ladies will be at Nonsuch park. Race starts at 11am. Details here.

Then men are at Epsom Downs. Race starts at 3pm. Details here.

With the different race times, this is a great chance to run one event and spectate at the other. As usual we will meet in a Surbiton pub in the evening to discuss the day’s races. Ask at the end of the race to see where we are planning to go.

Good luck to all taking part!

Cross Country – Surrey League & London Championships

Well done to everyone who competed in the first Surrey League Cross Country yesterday, fantastic turnout in both the ladies and gents races. Full results now available:

Ladies: https://surreyleague.org/sll/race/189/

Men: https://surreyleague.org/slm/race/177/

If you notice any discrepancies in the results, please let the club captains know (Mous and Ann).

Hopefully you all enjoyed the run and if you would like another serving of cross country, on a more competitive, larger scale, then the London Cross Country Championships are fast approaching (see previous post for full details: http://www.26point2.co.uk/seaa-road-relay-and-london-cross-country-championships/) and sign-up sheet.

Deadline for registering your interest is Wednesday 25th October.

The next Surrey League Cross Country race is on Saturday 11th November (Ladies are at Nonsuch Park / Gents are at Epsom Downs)

Surrey Cross Country League – 2017/18

It is now less that a month until the start of the new cross country season so dust off your trail shoes and sharpen your spikes.

The cross country events are a highlight of the club’s running calendar as they are a great opportunity to get out and run with other club members as a team. All members are encouraged to take part in the Surrey XC league. We welcome runners of all standards to these events. All Surrey XC league events are free for members.

Make sure you get the dates below added into your diary…

Date Men’s Fixture Ladies Fixture
14th October 2017 (Grand Prix) Wimbledon Priory Park, Reigate
11th November 2017 Epsom Downs (tbc) Nonsuch Park
2nd December 2017 Roundshaw Downs
13th January 2018 Richmond Park (tbc)
10th February 2018 Lloyd Park Wimbledon Common (tbc)

If you want to take part in cross country this year, we have a facebook messenger group for each team. A link to join these groups and other details on cross country are available on the Cross Country page

SEAA Road Relay and London Cross Country Championships

A couple of top level events organised by SEAA are on the horizon this Autumn. Both events are highly competitive and will draw a top quality field from around the region. I suggest only the “faster” runners to consider signing up to give the club the best chance to represent ourselves at this level. The plan is to enter one or two male and female teams for both events, subject to interest.

Southern Road Relays – Sunday 24th September – Crystal Palace – website link

Women’s team = 4 x 4.5km,  Men’s team = 6 x 6km

Please sign up by MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER if interested so that we can meet  entry deadline 

London Cross Country Championships – Saturday 18th November – Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath – website link

Please sign up by WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER if interested so that we can meet entry deadline

All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics.