County Cross Country Champs 2016-2017

County Cross Country Champs 2016-2017

County Athletics Associations play an important role in the sport across England, particularly in delivering competition opportunities through county championships.

County cross country championships are an important part of the winter calendar and we would encourage endurance athletes to make the most of these competitive opportunities wherever appropriate. For many counties these events also form the basis of selection for the UK CAU Inter Counties' Cross Country Championships.

Many counties are also involved in events such as Sportshall competitions and indoor events that athletes can be involved in.

To find out more about your County Association and the opportunities they offer please see www.englandathletics.org/counties or the links below and visit your County Association's website. A number are also looking for volunteers to help them support their work and making a difference to the sport in their area.

The following are details of county cross country championships as submitted to us. Please be aware these details may be subject to change so see your County Association website for more details.

Any updates please email Nicola Evans, Communications Officer nevans@englandathletics.org


Avon (with Somerset & WIltshire)
Sunday 11 December at University of Bath 
Entries Close: 5 December
Entry via  www.entrycentral.com/XC2016 
Web: www.avon-aa.org.uk


Bedfordshire (Combined with Bucks AA)
Saturday 7 January at Stowe School, Buckingham, MK18 5EH
Entries Close: 21 December
Web: www.bedfordshireaaa.org.uk 
Email: honsec.bedsaaa@hotmail.co.uk


Berkshire
Saturday 7 January at Braywick Park, Maidenhead
Entries Close: 30 December
Web: www.berkshireathletics.org.uk 
Email: xc@berkshireathletics.org.uk


Buckinghamshire (Combined with Beds AA)
Saturday 7 January at Stowe School, Buckingham, MK18 5EH
Entries Close: 31 December
Web: www.bucksaa.org.uk


Cambridgeshire
Sunday 8 January at Priory Park, St Neots
Entries Close: 28 December. Entry fees - £2.50 for under 11, under 13, under 15, and under 17 athletes, and £3.00 for under 20’s, seniors, and veterans. 
Web: www.cambsathletics.org.uk  
www.cambsathletics.org.uk/cambs-a.a.-cross-country


Cheshire
Saturday 7 January at Birchwood Forest Park, Warrington
Web: www.cheshireaa.com


Cornwall
Sunday 13 November at Newquay Sports Centre 
Details: http://ccaa.cornwallathletics.org/cross-country/reports-results
Web: www.cornwallathletics.org


Cumbria
Saturday 7 January at Carlisle
Details TBC


Derbyshire (Combined with Notts AA)
Saturday 7 January at Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Entries Close: 9 December
Details: Champs secretary Mark Hazlehurst - markhaz88@googlemail.com
Web: www.derbyshireathletics.org.uk


Devon
Sunday 4 December at Exeter Arena
Entries Close: 29 November
Web: www.city-runs.co.uk/devoncountyaa.


Dorset
Sunday 11 December at Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX
Entries Close: 1 December
Web: www.dorsetathletics.co.uk


Essex
Saturday 7 January at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford
Web: www.essexcountyaa.org.uk


Gloucestershire
Saturday 7 January at Old Down Park, South Glos
Entries accepted on day. 
Web: www.athletics4u.co.uk


Greater Manchester
Saturday 7 January 2017 at Woodbank Park, Stockport 
Entries Close: 29 December
Details: First race 11am. Entry Forms and full details were sent to Club Secretaries in September.
Web: www.greatermanchesteraa.co.uk


Hampshire
Saturday 7 January at Fairhorne Manor, Botley, near Southampton
Entries Close: 27 December.  www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/xcc.html
Web: www.hampshireathletics.org.uk


Herefordshire
Sunday 8 January at Monkhall
U11 - U17 girls and boys - 12th March 2017. Hereford racecourse (at athletics track).
Web: www.herefordcountyathletics.co.uk


Hertfordshire
Sunday 8 January at Haileybury College, Hertford Heath
Entries Close: 12 December
Web: www.hertscaaa.org.uk 
Email: sally@gandee.org.uk


Humberside
Sunday 8 January at Baysgarth Park, Barton upon Humber
Entries Close: 31 December. Entry forms on the Northern Athletics website when available. humbersideaa@aol.com
Web: www.northernathletics.org.uk/entry-forms/


Kent
Saturday 7 January at Brands Hatch Race Circuit, West Kingsdown.
Entries Close: 12 December (tbc).
Kent Vets Cross Country Championships - Saturday 3 December 2016 at Central Park, Dartford – based at Dartford Harriers Clubhouse. Entries Close: 19 November
Web: www.kcaa.org.uk


Lancashire
Saturday 7 January at Witton Park, Blackburn
Entries Close: 17 December
Details: Entry at www.race-results.co.uk/results/2017/
Web: www.lancsaa.co.uk


Leicestershire & Rutland 
Saturday 7 January at Burbage Common, LE10 3DD
Entries Close: 20 Dec (paper), 3 January (online entries)
Details: We would also like to hear from volunteers and qualified officials for a whole variety of roles.
Web: www.lraa.org.uk


Lincolnshire
Sunday 8 January at Biscathorpe
Entries Close: 2 January
Details: www.lincsathletics.com/fixtures.htm.
Email: branstonrunner@hotmail.com.
Web: www.lincsathletics.com


Merseyside
Saturday 7 January at Sherdley Park, St Helens
Entries Close: 31 December
Details: www.merseysidecountyaa.org.uk/cross-country
Web: www.merseysidecountyaa.org.uk


Middlesex
Saturday 7 January at Hillingdon House Farm
Entries Close: 30 December
Web: www.middlesexaa.org.uk


Norfolk
Sunday 4 December at Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford, IP24 3LH
Entries Close: 27 November
Details: Medals to the first three in each age group.
The winners of the U13, U15 and U17 races - male and female will be selected to represent the East Region in the 2017 London Mini Marathon.  www.athleticsnorfolk.org.uk/default.aspx?content=CrossCountry2016
Web: www.athleticsnorfolk.org.uk


North Eastern Counties
Saturday 10 December at Aykley Heads, Durham
Web: www.necaa.info


Northamptonshire
Saturday 7 January at Abington Park, Abington Park Crescent, Northampton, NN1 5LW 
Entries Close: 31 December
Details: Open to all athletes in the county. Entry www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/event/NorthantsXCChamps2017 
NAA XC County Masters Championships - Saturday 10th December 2016 in the Charity Cup Races
Web: www.northantsathletics.org.uk   Facebook


Nottinghamshire (Combined with Derbyshire)
Saturday 7 January at Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Entries Close: 9 December
Details: Champs secretary Mark Hazlehurst markhaz88@googlemail.com
Web: www.nottsaaa.org


Oxfordshire
Sunday 8 January (venue tbc)
Web: www.oxfordshireathletics.org.uk 
and www.oxonxc.org.uk/events/index.php?viewevent=1826


Shropshire
Saturday 7 January at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury 
Entries Close: 31 December
U11 county X/C champs - 5 February at Prestfelde School 
Details: www.telfordathleticclub.co.uk/saa
Web: www.midlandathletics.org.uk


Somerset (with Avon & Wilts)
Sunday 11 December at University of Bath 
Entries Close: 5 December
Entry via  www.entrycentral.com/XC2016 
Web: www.somerset-athletics.co.uk


Staffordshire
Saturday 7 January at Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton 
Entries Close: 31 December
Web: www.staffs-athletics.org.uk


Suffolk
Sunday 8 January at Heveningham Hall, Suffolk
Entries Close: 18 December
Details: Rearranged courses for 2017 making them more spectator-friendly. Due to limited parking, please car share if possible.
Web: www.suffolkathletics.org.uk
and www.suffolkathletics.org.uk/Temp%20work/crosscountry.htm#County_Champs


Surrey
7 January 2017 at Lloyd Park, Croydon
Web: www.surreyathletics.org.uk


Sussex
Saturday 7 January at Bexhill, Little Common
Web: www.sussexathletics.org.uk 
and sussexathletics.net/Sussex-Cross-Country-Championships


Warwickshire (Combined with Worcestershire)
Saturday 7 January at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa
Entries Close: 14 December
Web: www.warwickshirecountyaa.co.uk  


Wiltshire (with Avon & Somerset)
Sunday 11 December at University of Bath 
Entries Close: 5 December
Entry via  www.entrycentral.com/XC2016 
Web: www.wiltshire-athletics.org.uk


Worcestershire
Saturday 7 January at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa
Entries Close: 14 December
Web: www.worcaaa.org.uk


Yorkshire
Saturday 7 January 2017 at Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT
Entries Close: 14 December
Details: www.northernathletics.org.uk/events/yorkshire-county-aa-cross-country-championships/


Other county events this winter:

Eastern Counties Indoor Championships (Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)
4th/5th February 2017 at Lee Valley.
Details: This will include the Essex County indoor championships.
Web: www.easternaa.co.uk