The Southern Cross Country League is a series of 5 cross country races held on a Sunday (11am start) from October to March, involving over 25 local running clubs. Courses are a mixture of woodland trails and parkland, usually 4 to 5 miles in length and organised by some of the clubs in the league, including our own race at QE Country Park in November.
Races are free to enter and more relaxed and social than the Hampshire Cross Country League. Just turn up to take part but make sure you race in a Joggers top. There is tea and cakes afterwards (for a small contribution of £2).
There are usually between 400 and 500 runners taking part, and these events are open to club runners only. Men and women compete in the same race with the first 5 men and first 3 women from each club scoring points. All abilities take part and even non-scorers can affect the result by getting ahead of scorers from other clubs.
To help make it more sociable, anyone who is super quick is prevented from entering. This is defined for women as faster than 6′ 00″ per mile over a distance of 5 miles or more in races in the year preceding the first race. For the men it’s 5′ 30″ per mile.
To see race results and our overall placing in the league go to the official Southern Cross Country League website click here.
Details about upcoming races will be posted on our home page, or use this link to see all the posts.
|Mens Captain||Ian Jones||mensXC@pjc.org.uk||07721 006550|
|Sunday 9h October 2016||Pamber Forest,Tadley||Basingstoke A.C.|
|Sunday 13th November 2016||QE Country Park nr Petersfield||Portsmouth Joggers|
|Sunday 11th December 2016||The Bourne Woods nr Farnham||Farnham Runners|
|Monday 2nd January 2017||Lord Wandsworth College,Odiham||Hart Road Runners|
|Sunday 22nd January 2017||Manor Farm Country Park||Stubbington Green Runners|
|Sunday 26th February 2017||Polecat Valley||Haslemere & Border AC|