Cross Country League

 

XC

For those of you who haven’t experienced the joys of cross country (XC) running before – every year we participate in four cross country league races which are held on Sunday mornings.

The other clubs in this league are Harlow Running Club, Bishop’s Stortford Running Club, and Ware Joggers.

These races are open to all club members, are free to enter and do not require any pre-registration.

All runners must wear a club vest, and we would recommend that running shoes with a good grip are worn – trail or studded shoes are best.

Runners score points based on finishing position, and a combination of men and women finishers, and some veterans’ scores are used to calculate teams’ total points. Each club is only allowed a limited number of second-claim scorers. We can field as many runners as we like, and those who do not score themselves may affect the scores of other clubs, so we encourage all club members to participate.

The scoring system for 2017/18 will be based on the first 10 men (including 3 vets) and 6 ladies (including 2 vets) per club.

Refreshments are supplied at the end of every race by the host club (£1 contribution per person please towards costs) and the team results are then announced on the day.

Race dates and locations for the 2017/18 season were as follows:-

Race 1: Ware Joggers – 19th November – results

Race 2: Bishop’s Stortford RC – 3rd December – results

Race 3: Saffron Striders RC – 28th January – results

Race 4: Harlow RC – 11th February – results

In 2012, we won the men’s series trophy and were runners up in the ladies! We also managed to retain the overall club trophy (winners for the 3rd consecutive year).

In 2017/18 the men and ladies were 4th, with the club coming 4th overall. Congratulations to Bishop’s Stortford running club once again 1st male team and overall winners and Ware Joggers again 1st ladies team.

Still there were some impressive individual performances with Andy Mynott taking the 1st MV40 trophy for the whole series, whilst Fiona Halls, Kate Holden and June Brennan were 3rd FV35, 3rd FV45 and 2nd FV55 respectively.

For further details contact John James at jwjames@talk21.com

Tables after 4 races:

RANK LADIES TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Ware Joggers 46 65 52 204 167 16
  Bishop’s Stortford 72 65 68 66 271 13
  Saffron Striders 159 75 144 155 533 5
  Harlow RC 96 162 101 102 461 7
RANK MENS TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Bishop’s Stortford 105 127 116 114 462 16
  Ware Joggers 149 185 137 150 621 12
  Harlow RC 446 418 334 365 1563 6
  Saffron Striders 409 315 430 397 1551 6
RANK COMBINED TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Bishop’s Stortford 177 192 184 180 733 16
  Ware Joggers 195 250 189 191 825 12
  Harlow RC 542 580 435 467 2024 7
  Saffron Striders 568 390 574 552 2084 5