|14 Oct 2017||King’s Park||Bournemouth AC|
|11 Nov 2017||QE Country Park||TBA|
|2 Dec 2017||Popham||Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC|
|13 Jan 2018||Prospect Park||Reading AC|
|10 Feb 2018||Aldershot||Aldershot, Farnham & District AC|
We are really fortunate to be able to take part in the Country’s best XC league, running against clubs from across the South of England. We compete as a team, so each member is equally valuable, whether you are going to finish 3rd or 303rd, we want you there. There is no fee to enter.
Saturday 10 October – Farley Mount, Winchester
Saturday 7 November – Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 5 December – Kings Park, Bournemouth
Saturday 16 January – Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 13 February – venue to be decided (21/10/2015)
1200 Under 13 Girls (school years 6,7 & 8) 3.0km
1215 Under 13 Boys (school years 6,7 & 8) 3.0km
12.30 Under 15 Girls (school years 9 & 10) 4.0km
12.50 Under 15 Boys (school years 9 & 10) 4.0km
13.05 Under 17 Women (school years 11 &12) 4.0km
13.35 U20W, Senior Women, Veteran Women 6.0km
14.10 U17 Men (school years 11 &12) 6.0km
14.30 U20M, Senior Men, Veteran Men 10.0km
We don’t usually organise transport to these events but we can make sure everyone gets there. Please speak to Sue Hazzard or Dave Amey, XC Team Managers or any of the other coaches for more information. Directions can be found on the Hampshire Cross Country League Web-Site.
For those that have not done this before, it is a simple case of turning up and running in your Salisbury vest. (Vests available for £14 from the clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays). There is no pre-registration but as you run through the finishing funnel, you will be handed a number tab which you pass to Dave Amey at the end. XC spikes are advantageous though not essential. The Salisbury flag will be flying next to the club gazebo, so there will be somewhere to drop your kit and grab a post-race chocolate!
At some, not all of these matches, there are U11 races. If you are interested we can find out, on a race by race basis if there is an event being scheduled. The U11 race is not part of the league and starts earlier in the day (usually 11.30) and is approximately 2km.
Two other XC dates for your diary:
Tri-County Champs, Bath – 13 December /
SW Inter-counties- Bicton, Devon -20 December 2015 (tbc)
If you like getting dirty, go along to one of the cross country fixtures which start on the 11th of October. Its very good for your core strength with less impact on joints. The fixtures includes junior races too, so they get to properly muddy up the course for the seniors. They are also FREE to members (people pay good money these days to get muddy!). Just turn up and head for the City of Salisbury tent, where probably Dave Amey and Karen Mundell will take your name. Its makes a nice change to road running.
Saturday 11 October 2014 – Farley Mount, Winchester
Saturday 8 November 2014 – Goodwood, Chichester
Saturday 6 December 2014 – Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 10 January 2015 – Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 7 February 2015 – King’s Park, Bournemouth
Salisbury A&RC participates annually in the Hampshire Cross Country League that runs
through the winter. All these events are free for Salisbury A&RC club members! Just turn up wearing your club vest and look for our flag and gazebo.
People pay good money to run in the mud these days, so turn up and have some muddy fun!
The fixtures for the 2013/14 season are: