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 have now been confirmed 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 2016/17 the men were tied 4th overall with Hoddesdon Tri Club and the ladies 3rd, with the club coming 4th overall. Congratulations to Bishop’s Stortford running club 1st male team, Ware Joggers, 1st ladies team and the overall team winners Bishop’s Stortford.

Congratulations to Striders Fliss Tournant, 1st Senior Female and Fiona Halls, 1st FV35 for the whole series in 2016/2017

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

Tables after 3 races:

RANK LADIES TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Ware Joggers 46 65 111 8
  Bishop’s Stortford 72 65 137 7
  Saffron Striders 159 75 234 3
  Harlow RC 96 162 258 3
RANK MENS TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Bishop’s Stortford 105 127 232 8
  Ware Joggers 149 185 334 6
  Harlow RC 446 418 864 2
  Saffron Striders 409 315 724 4
RANK COMBINED TEAM RACE 1
RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 TOTAL POINTS
  Bishop’s Stortford 177 192 369 8
  Ware Joggers 195 250 445 6
  Harlow RC 542 580 1122 3
  Saffron Striders 568 390 958 3