Cross Country

Next Cross Country races

The Cross Country season starts again in October.
To take part you need:
  1. EA membership
  2. Chester Tri membership
  3. a club vest must be worn.

You must have EA (England Athletics) membership to take part in these and all other league races.  The annual fee is £14 and the membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Please take time to check you have current EA membership.

You can check if you have already paid for EA membership by logging in and checking if your “Memberships” includes “Chester Tri Club EA Membership”

Chester Triathlon Club competes in two Cross Country Leagues each year and also enter teams into Championship events. The leagues are a series of local monthly races held from October to February, ranging from 4.5 to 6 miles in length.

These races are certainly not just for the faster members of the club. They are an opportunity for all of us to have a good hard run which will do much to benefit our progress and core strength. Use them as a training session or to build experience of a race situation. As you tend to compete against the same people month on month it provides a good measure (and incentive!) of how you are getting on throughout the season.

Everyone is welcome, remember, we all help the overall scores one way or another.

Chester Tri also leads the field in post race catering – hot drinks and flap jacks!

Most of the races are completely free to enter and you can just turn up on the day, no need to sign-up in advance.
Chester Tri also enter teams into Championship events, these races have a small fee and must be entered in advance, contact Mike Waring.

Liverpool and District Cross Country League 2017/18

  • Race 1 – Sat 28th October – Arrowe Park, Wirral – 2.00pm
  • Race 2 – Sat 25th November – Sefton Park, Liverpool
    Women 1.15pm, Men 2.00pm – this is also the British Athletics Cross Challenge & European Trials
    This race must be entered in advance, Entry fee: £2.00
    (part of the Chester Tri Winter Championships)
  • Race 3 – Sat 9th December – Beacon Park, Skelmersdale – 2.00pm
  • Championships – Sun 11th February – Clarke Gardens, Liverpool – 11.00am
    This race must be entered in advance, Entry fee: £2.00

For this league you need EA membership, Chester Tri membership and a club vest must be worn. Spikes or at least off-road shoes are strongly advised. With the exception of the races at Sefton Park and Clarke Gardens, all races are free with no need to sign up prior to a race, just turn up and give your name to the representative from Chester Tri. At the finish you will be given a token which should be returned to the club representative.

In this league the men and women run together and the first 6 runners count towards the team (whether male or female).

Most courses are multiple laps, with a total distance between 5 and 6 miles.

The 2nd race of the league at Sefton Park is also the British Athletics Cross Challenge (incorporating the European Cross Country Championships Trials) were you run in the same race as the elite of the country!

New for this season will be age category prizes (best 2 of the 3 league races to count) which will be awarded at the Championship at Clarke Gardens in February.

For the Championship race, there are 6 counters for the mens team and 3 for the womens team.
(2018 saw the first ever womens team competition in the Championships history since 1891, with Chester Tri winning Silver)

Further details available here: http://www.lps-athletics.co.uk/ld-cross-country/

For the races that must be entered in advance, contact Mike Waring.

North West Sunday Cross Country League 2017/18

Chester Tri are entered into the North West Sunday Cross Country League, providing an alternative to the L&D League.

For this league you need EA membership, Chester Tri membership and a club vest must be worn. Spikes or at least off-road shoes are strongly advised. All races are free with no need to sign up prior to a race, just turn up and give your name to the representative from Chester Tri. At the finish you will be given a token which should be returned to the club representative.

In this league the men and women run together and there are 6 counters for the mens team and 3 for the womens team.

Most courses are multiple laps, with a total distance between 4.5 and 5 miles.

These races are really well attended and have a great atmosphere with runners of all abilities taking part, making them less intimidating for newcomers.

Further details available here: http://www.stevesaunders.co.uk/

Cross Country Championships

Chester Tri can enter teams into regional and national cross country events.

To take part  you must have an up-to-date England Athletics registration and be a member of Chester Tri as your first claim club. Club vests must be worn.

For the Cheshire Championships you must also have either been born within the 1974 Cheshire county boundaries (incl. Halton & Warrington) or have been resident in Cheshire for 9 months prior to the date of competition AND must not have competed in another county’s champs since 1st Oct of that season.

There are 6 counters for the mens team and 4 for the womens team (or 3 for the womens team for the Cheshire Champs).

These races must be entered in advance. Contact Mike Waring.

Cheshire
Cross Country Championships

Saturday 6th January 2018

Delamere Forest

Women 1.40pm, Men 2.45pm

This race must be entered in advance. Entry fee: £4.00

(part of the Chester Tri Winter Championships)

North of England
Cross Country Championships

Saturday 27th January 2018

Harewood House, Leeds

Women 2.15pm, Men 3.05pm

This race must be entered in advance. Entry fee: £8.00

English National
Cross Country Championships

Saturday 24th February 2018

Parliament Hill, London

Women 2.20pm, Men 3.00pm

This race must be entered in advance. Entry fee: £8.00