This page sumarises the rules as regards entry and results: this is not a summary of the formal rules of the league.

Senior races (aged 17 and over: 10.30 am)

Senior races are all about 5 miles and start at 10.30 am.

You can either pay in advance for all races or enter on the day, there is no advance entry for individual events:

  • The charge for advance entry for six events is £10.00 (£16 if not registered with England Athletics) (only available to members of participating clubs).
  • To enter on the day there is a charge of £4.00 (plus additional charge of £2 for insurance if you are not registered with England Athletics).

Advance entry must be paid prior to the first race (a date is circularised ot club representatives each year: this is usually about 1 week before the first event), please pay your cross country representative who will have a list to submit for advance payments.   You will be issued with a single number which you use at each event.  A form will be provided at the start of the event for you to tick to say you are running: this is so that the final results can be checked to the numbers of runners in the event. If you are planning to compete in the majority of the events it is recommended you pay in advance to avoid the need to queue to enter at the start of each event.

If you are entering on the day, it is recommended you arrive by 10.00 at latest to allow time to register.    If you drop out of the event can you please advise a marshall and if possible the marshalls recording finishers.

There are individual prizes for first three men and ladies in the senior categories and 5 year age band categories (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 for men and 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 for ladies) based on the best 4 results from the 6 races (or 4 out of 5 if only 5 races held).  Age categories are age as at date of first race.  For individual results men and ladies are scored seperately, the first man scores 300 and the first lady 200 then count down but only including runners from participating clubs.

Runners who are not members of participating clubs are welcome to our events.  Please note however that only members of participating clubs can count for individual prizes or be included in a team result.  There is no additional charge or runners who are members or UKA affiliated clubs which are not participating clubs (except advance entry is available to members of participating clubs only) but there is an additional charge of £2 to cover insurance if you are not a member of a UKA affiliated club.

Senior event team results (minium age 17 on day of race)

16 runners are required for a full team (from 17/18 season prev yr 15), 10 men (incl 3 over 40, 2 over 50 (from 17/18 last year 1), 1 over 60) and 6 ladies (from 17/18 prev 5) (incl 2 over 35 (from 17/18 prev 1), 1 over 45, 1 over 55), however a runner can be scored in a lower age group.  Up to 5 further runners (1 lady and 4 men) count as scoring runners who can benefit your team by 'pushing back' other runners. You can have as many members running as you want, we like to see as many members as possible running these events what ever their standard.   For team prizes the first runner scores 1 counting upwards but only including scoring runners (ie runners from participating clubs and up to 14 men and 7 ladies from each club).  If you have a runner missing from a category it is counted as last scoring runner plus 1. 

Junior races (Aged 8 to 16: 10.00 am)

All events include a junior races (Age 8 to 16) at 10.00 am which is about 1 to 1.25 miles for U11 and U13 and 2 to 2.5 mile for U15 and U17 (often 2 laps of the U11/U13 course), there is no charge for juniors if they are England Athletics affiliated: there is a charge of £2 for insurance if you are not a England Athletics affiliated.

There are trophies at the end of session for the first boy and girl by age category (U11, U13, U15, U17 based on age at 1 Sept) based on best 4 race positions.  The trophies are presented at the last race.

The minimum age of 8 is the age on the day of the race.  However age brackets are age at 1 September.  Where there are different distances for different age groups juniors should race the distance based on thier age at 1 September.  Juniors turning 17 during the season (ie after 1 September) can choose to either run in the junior race or the senior race once they turn 17: they may wish to continue competing in the juior race to compete for the U17 trophy.