National Cross Country Championships: entries close 11 January

The Saucony English National Cross Country Championships takes place this year on Saturday 23rd February at The Harewood House Estate near Leeds. This will the 132nd time the Senior Men’s race has been held and the 87th time the Senior Women’s has also taken place, with the Leeds area staging one of these races for the 7th time.

This venue staged the North of England Championships last year and it will be the first time that the National has been held there. The large area means the Senior Men’s race of 12k can be held over 2 laps and this will reduce the amount of lapping that now takes place and give the front of the field a clearer run towards the end of the race. The course has plenty of different types of terrain and should be a good test for those aspiring to run in the World Champs in Denmark, 5 weeks later.

Entries for the Championships close on Friday 11 January and entries can only be made online at The system allows Clubs or Individuals to make entries at just £8 per head.