Cross Country Season – When, Where, Why?

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It’s almost time for Cross Country season again. Can you smell the mud yet? Ready to ruin another dozen socks? But don’t forget for decades Cross Country has been the back bone in building champions and making stronger athletes. 

Training: Every Saturday, Cofton Park with Coach Colin overseeing sessions from 8:30am. Meet in the car park.

Running:

We encourage all standards and abilities to run cross country. Everyone comes out a better runner after a good cross country season. Men – we’ll be honest, it’s tough in Division One; if you don’t mind getting a bit of a battering by 18 year old internationals it’s massively beneficial to your running (though your pride needs to be prepped!). Ladies – things are a little less cut throat and more accessible for all levels.

Watch out for messages from your team captains Kathy Bailey and Torsten Roesler calling for you to declare your intention to run.

Our men’s and women’s teams are looking stronger than they ever have so we’re ready to embrace this season!

Races:

October: 
Sat 21st – Midland Area XC Relays – Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton

(If anyone wants to enter as a team for the XC relays speak to your men’s or women’s team captains)

November:
Sat 4th – ECCA National XC Relays – Mansfield

Sat 11th – Midland Ladies XC League Fixture #1 – Coundon Park, Coventry
Sat 11th – Birmingham Men’s XC League Fixture #1 – Cheltenham

Sat 18th – Midland 7 &  5Mile XC Championships, Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham

December:

Sat 2nd – Midland Ladies XC League Fixture #2 – Welcombe Hills, Stratford-upon-Avon
Sat 2nd Dec – Birmingham Men’s XC League Fixture #2 – Trentham, Staffordshire

January 2018:

Sat 6th – Warwickshire XC Championships 

Saturday 13th – Midland Ladies XC League Fixture #3 – Cofton Park, Birmingham
Saturday 13th – Birmingham Men’s XC League Fixture #3 – Birmingham Uni, Birmingham

Saturday 27th – Midland XC Championships, Nottingham

February:

Saturday 10th – Midland Ladies XC League Fixture #4 – Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton
Saturday 10th – Birmingham Men’s XC League Fixture #3 – Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton

Saturday 24th – ECCA National XC Championships – Parliament Hill, London