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Cross-Country

Andy Grant at Nunroyd Park

Harrogate Harriers has a strong tradition in Cross-Country and in recent years we have had teams represent the club at both regional and national levels with some success.

In 2016 our Women’s Senior Team finished 2nd in the competitive West Yorkshire League, with Harriers placed 2nd, 3rd and 5th in the individual standings.  The Men’s Team was 3rd overall, with two of the top 8 individual runners.  But it’s not just about the fast runners; both the West Yorkshire and PECO Leagues are suitable for runners of all standards.

Cross Country running is great fun for everyone.  Yes, it can be muddy (and wet too), but the fantastic team spirit and sense of achievement more than make up for that!!  It is a great way to build stamina and improve all-round running fitness through Autumn and Winter in preparation for a successful season on or off-road.

Interested in taking part? Please get in touch with our Cross Country representatives, Sarah Gill (women) and Mark Seymour (men), via email on xc@harrogate-harriers.co.uk.

For the 2017-18 season, as well as competing in both the West Yorkshire and PECO Leagues we will enter teams in the Yorkshire, North of England and National Championships. Details will be updated below when available. Please note: you will need to be UKA affiliated in order to run for the club.

2017-2018 Fixtures

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League

The Senior Ladies race will start at 13:45 and Senior Men at 14:15
Date Location Venue Notes
Race 1 Sat 14th October Wakefield Thornes Park
Race 2 Sun 29th October Leeds Nunroyd Park
Race 3 Sun 19th November Spenborough Princess Mary Athletics Stadium
Race 4 Sat 9th December Keighley University Academy

More details available at the following link:  http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/

Entries are now available online for the 2017 West Yorkshire Cross-Country series:
https://webcollect.org.uk/hharriers/event/west-yorkshire-cross-country-2017

Peco Cross Country League

 2017/18 Date Host Club Assisting Club Venue
Race 1 26 November 2017 Ackworth Road Runners Eccleshill Road Runners Nostell Priory
Race 2 10 December 2017 Abbey Runners Horsforth Fellandale Golden Acre Park
Race 3 7 January 2018 Roundhay Runners Chapel Allerton Runners Roundhay Park
Race 4 21 January 2018 Rothwell Harriers Hyde Park Harriers Middleton Park
Race 5 11 Februrary 2018 Kippax Harriers St Theresa’s AC Temple Newsam
Relays 25 March 2018 Peco XC League/WYWL  TBA

More details available at the following link:  http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/index.html

Entries are now available online for the 2017-18 PECO series:
https://webcollect.org.uk/hharriers/event/peco-cross-country-league-2017-18

Other Fixtures:

Yorkshire Club Championships:  Saturday 6 January 2018 at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon

Northern Club Championships:  Saturday 27 January 2018 at Harewood House, Leeds.  14.15 Senior Women (8k)/15.05 Senior Men (12k)
See: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/events/northern-athletics-cross-country-championships/ for more details.  Scroll down and select the ‘NA Cross Country Champs Prospectus 2018’ for event information in PDF format.

National Club Championships:  Saturday 24 February 2018 at Parliament Hill, London

Harrogate Ladies Team Ready to Go!!