Cross Country

Winter cold, wet and mud

Overview

Under 20 Men after National CC at Nottingham 2017
Team finished 3rd

We are members of the Mid-Lancs Cross Country League and entry is free to all club members. There are usually six races, held on a Saturday throughout the season from October to March. Each age group run in their own races from under 11 girls and boys through to senior veteran men and women. Individual and team prizes are awarded at the end of the season.
Other Championship Races include the Lancashire, Northern and National Cross Country Championships.

Please contact the Cross Country Coordinator if you wish to know anything further about cross country running at Preston Harriers.

Training

Saturday
Seniors
These sessions are open to all senior members who wish to train and race. Runners should wear cross country spikes, trail or fell running shoes. Training is every Saturday during the cross country season, except on race days for Mid Lancs, Lancashire, Northern and National Cross Country fixtures.
For 2019/20 season training starts on Sat. 5th October.
Venue – Cafe at Avenham Park
Time – 10.15am

Juniors
For any juniors not in the endurance coaching set up, and who are part of the general sessions, cross country training will once again be organised by Roy Parkinson. Runners should wear cross country spikes, trail or fell running shoes. Training is every Saturday during the cross country season, except on race days for Mid Lancs, Lancashire, Northern and National Cross Country fixtures.
For 2019/20 season training starts on Sat. 21st September.
Venue – Miller Park Bandstand
Time – 10.00am

 

Mid Lancs Cross Country League

There are 6 fixtures in the league, with age group races from Under 11 boys and girls to Veteran Men 70. The races are free to enter for all club members. Runners must be fully paid up members of Preston H. for the current year and be affiliated to England Athletics.

A race number is issued for the season and must be kept and worn at all races, except for the BA Cross Challenge fixture at Liverpool, where separate numbers are issued. Race numbers are issued at the start of the season to all runners who competed the previous season. Newcomers can enter on race day. You must have your England Athletics Membership Card to enter. This does not apply to the Under 11 age group.

League Fixtures 2019-20

DateLocation
28/9/19GSK Sports Club, Ulverston
9/11/19Wilson Athletics Track, Hyndburn
23/11/19Sefton Park, Liverpool
11/1/20Towneley Park, Burnley
8/2/20Lawsons Ground, Blackpool
29/2/20Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Start Times & Race Distance

GroupStart TimeRace Distance
U11 Girls12:00pmUp to 2K
U11 Boys12:15pmUp to 2K
U13 Girls12:30pm2.5K
U13 Boys & U15 Girls12:50pm3K
U15 Boys & U17 Women1:10pm4K
U17 Men, U20 Women, Senior Women & Vet 70 Men1:30pm6K
U20 Men & All Senior Men2:15pm9 – 10K

Individual and team awards are presented at the end of the season. Individual and team prizes will be issued for the best 4 scores from 6 races in all age groups. The senior men’s and women’s team awards are split into divisions.

Currently Preston H. are in the following divisions:

Senior MenPreston H 'A' Division 1
Preston H 'B'Division 2
Veteran 40 MenPreston H Division 1
Senior WomenPreston H 'A'Division 1
Preston H 'B'Division 3

Championship Races

Preston H. compete in the Lancashire, Northern and National Cross Country Championship races.

Championship Dates 2018-19

04/01/20LancashireWitton Park, Blackburn
25/01/20Northern AthleticsCamp Hill Estate, Bedale, North Yorkshire
22/02/20English NationalWoollaton Park, Nottingham

Runners can enter the Lancashire Championship individually. The club enters teams for the Northern and National cross country races.

Club Championships

The club cross country championships will be the 6 races in the Mid Lancs Cross Country League, with 4 out of 6 races to count.
Categories:
Overall Male / Female
Male / Female V40 (age 40 – 49)
Male / Female V50 (age 50 – 59)
Male / Female V60 (age 60 & over)

The following awards are presented annually:

Chester TrophySenior Men’s Champion
ShieldLadies Champion
Cross Country ShieldVet 40 Men’s Champion
Cross Country TrophyVet 35 Ladies Champion
Garden Wizard TrophyUnder 17 Men’s Champion
JIT Waters Filters TrophyUnder 17 Lady Champion
Clarkson Cup1st Senior Man at National CC Champs
National Award1st Senior Lady at National CC Champs