JuniorsCross Country
Cross Country

Cross Country

Cross Country season will start again in the Autumn 2019.  If you are interested in being included in the 2019/20 distribution please contact Rachel Forrest the XC team manager juniorsxc@harrogate-harriers.co.uk

Many of our junior athletes enjoy competing in schools XC events and we provide them with opportunity to represent Harriers and compete in a range of competitive local, regional and national events including team relays and individual championships.  We compete in the West Yorkshire XC League and the Leeds-based PECO XC League, along with other regional and national championships.  Click on the respective links below to view race dates once published.

2019-2020 West Yorkshire XC League:

Race 1:  Saturday 5th October @ University Academy, Keighley
Race 2:  Sunday 27th October @ Nunroyd Park, Leeds
Race 3:  Sunday 17th November @ West Park Playing Fields, Leeds
Race 4:  Sunday 8th  December @ Spenborough


Race 1: Sunday 24th November @ Temple Newsam
Race 2: Sunday 15th December @ Middleton Park
Race 3: Sunday 19th January @ Crimple Valley, Harrogate
Race 4: Sunday 9th February @ West Park
Race 5: Sunday 1st March @ Roundhay Park  CANCELLED

(The Council have withdrawn permission to use Roundhay Park for Race 5 due the waterlogged state of the ground. Therefore the race has had to be cancelled.
The individual cumulative results will be calculated on the basis of ‘best 3 scores from the 4 completed races’.
The Relays And Junior Presentations will still take place on March 29th, subject to permission not being withdrawn.)

Relays: Sunday 29th March TBA   CANCELLED

The PECO Relays (scheduled for Sun 29th March) and the PECO League Presentation Evening (scheduled for Fri 27th March), will not be going ahead as planned.
The plan is to hold these events later in the year but we will have to wait to see how the situation develops before confirming the new dates.

PECO is an informal league and is ideal for all to take part in – everyone is welcome.  It is a series of 5 races in and around Leeds and is suitable for all members. Junior races are 1 mile for school years 2-6 (10.00am start) and 2 miles for school years 7-11 (10.20am start).  Juniors are required to wear a club vest. 

How to Enter PECO. Entries for 2019-20 are now on sale via racebest.  You can sign up for each race individually or the whole series.  Please ensure when signing up you enter under Harrogate Harriers or you won’t count towards any team scores!   The simplest way to enter is to buy a season ticket online in advance for just £6. This provides entry to all five races. Once registered and paid for, you will not need to register again all season. Please collect your season race number at the first race you attend (from Rachel Forrest the Harrogate Harriers Junior XC Manager) and then just turn up each month with your number and run.  Remember to leave yourself with enough time to find Rachel and walk the course. * Entries are now open.*

Visit the PECO website prior to each race for routes, location, directions etc.  If you are interested in taking part please click the racebest link or if you have any further queries please email juniorsxc@harrogate-harriers.co.uk


Athletes who run cross country for school may be interested in viewing the English School Athletics Association (ESAA) website



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