Cross Country season introduction

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning brown, it’s getting colder… It can only mean one thing: the return of the cross country season!

We are delighted that Richard Pegg has volunteered to be the clubs go-to man for all things cross country. So if you wish to enter any cross country race or just have a question about cross country please drop him a message via the Contact Form on the website.

Cross country is an excellent way to improve your strength, stamina and racing brain – all while getting gloriously muddy and taking part in some wonderful team events. What’s not to like? You don’t even have to worry about checking your watch. See our Cross Country Introduction guide for even more reasons to join in.

Provisional 2022-23 event schedule

Date Event Location
Sun 16 Oct (tbc) SYCAA XC League – race 1 Norfolk Park, Sheffield (tbc)
Sat 22 Oct Northern XC Relays Graves Park, Sheffield
Sun 30 Oct (tbc) SYCAA XC League – race 2 tbc
Sat 5 Nov National XC Relays Berry Hill, Mansfield
Sun 13 Nov (tbc) SYCAA XC League – race 3 tbc
Sun 11 Dec (tbc) SYCAA XC Championships and League – race 4 Graves Park, Sheffield (tbc)
Sat 7 Jan Yorkshire XC Championships Lightwater Valley (tbc)
Sat 28 Jan Northern XC Championships tbc
Sat 26 Feb National XC Championships Harewood House

The backbone of the season is the South Yorkshire XC league. Entry is £8 for the 4 races (but numbers for these races are paid for by the club, with runners contributing £2 for each of the 4 races they miss – so if you run all 4, they are free to the runner!)

We were South Yorkshire Champions in 2019 and finished a respectable 3rd in 2021. It would be great to get the title back in 2022.

In addition to the local league, we like to get as many teams (men and women) into the local and national relays and the Yorkshire, Northern and National Championships. If you’d like to take part in any of these events, please respond to the emails sent around ahead of the events or contact Richard Pegg via the contact form. Again, the club pays for entry to all relays and championships. They are great club team events and as an added bonus you get to race alongside and watch some of the best runners in the country.