Welcome the cross country section of the club. We take part in a number of events between October and March. Results from all these events will be posted as soon as practicable.
Cross country is traditionally a team event providing healthy competition for athletes as they build endurance for the rigours of the next track and field season. These 4-8 mile off road races provide excellent training for all endurance runners. Road runners – if you can finish 10K of hills and mud then the same distance on the road should feel easier. Definitely faster!
As there is no Cambridgeshire Cross Country League we have been accepted as members of the Essex Cross Country League. A full programme of junior and senior events is run on five Saturday afternoons with the final meet in February ie before the major Championships. Participation in these meets is highly recommended as preparation for the major Championships.
For an introduction to cross country consider the mutli-terrain Frostbite Series and the Ryston Grand Prix – both run once a month on a Sunday morning.
The Essex League and Frostbite events are free to members. All you have to do is turn up in your club vest – the more the merrier. Non-running volunteers and supporters are always welcome. There is a nominal fee of £4.00 (seniors) and £2.00 (juniors) for the Ryston GP events. This can be paid on the day.
|Monday||Endurance: Road session (beginners)||Track||6:40pm|
|Tuesday||Endurance: Track session||Track||6:40pm|
|Tuesday||Endurance: Road session||Track||6:40pm|
|Thursday||Endurance: Road tempo session||Track||6:40pm|
Upcoming Cross Country Events
We compete in several competitions through the year:
|BMAF XC Relays – November||X|
|Championships and Open Events||X||X||X||X||X|
Please click on a specific league for further details.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on entering
Upcoming Cross Country Events
Young Athletes’ Academy
Athletes up to 11-14 years old (U15 and U13) train at the Junior Academy on Monday evenings (unless specifically invited to another session by a coach).
Summer season (25/2/19 to 14/10/19) is the start of the Junior Academy at the track:
|Monday||Beginners and participative athletes||Track||6:30pm|
NOTE: all athletes of both age groups should assume they are the first session unless invited to the second session by a coach.
Winter season (from 28/10/19 to 10/2/20) will be in the Sports Centre:
|Monday||U13||Sports Centre||6:00pm to 7:00pm|
|Monday||U15||Sports Centre||7:00pm to 7:00pm|
Please click here for the list of Monday night Junior Academy coaches.
We are always in need of people to help out at Cross Country training and matches:
- Team Managers
Please see the Help Us page for more details
|Frostbite||Alan Baldock and Karen Cameron|
|Hereward Relay||Gordon Aspin|
|Kevin Henry||Ben Meadows|
|Relay Team Captain – Seniors||Jonathan Escalante-Phillips (and Chris Darling)|
|Relay Team Captain – Juniors||Ric Park|
|Relay Team Captain – Masters||Charlie Ritchie|
|Round Norfolk Relay||Kris Semple, Charlie Ritchie|
|Social Media||Simon Warburton|
|Social Secretary||Sarah Williams|
|Monday night group (Women/Beginner)||Nev Hawkins|
|Without portfolio||Ben Chamberlain|
|Coaching Liaison||Not a committee role – Tim Phipps|