Cross Country

Wesham Road Runners compete in the Mid-Lancs Cross Country League and regional cross country events such as the Lancashire Championship at Witton Park.

Cross Country is a team event with a scoring system similar to the inter-club series, but the races are run through fields rather than on road. The races are usually approximately 10k for men and 6k for women. There is also a full programme of junior races with the shortest being around 2k for u11s.

The condition of the running surface can vary. Sometimes the majority of the route is on trail like paths, but more often, the courses offer heavily muddy sections. Cross country spikes are the best footwear for most races, but some runners prefer trail shoes on the firmer courses.

If you are considering running cross country for the first time please contact our cross country captains John Collier or Tanya Barlow to ensure you have been allocated a running number.

Cross country is free to enter and refreshments are provided from our club tent.

To view the league structure visit the mid lancs website
You can also check fixtures of the Mid-Lancs League on their website too.

Fixtures and results 2019/20

28th SeptemberUlverstonMid LancsResults
9th November 2019Wilson Playing Fields, HyndburnMid LancsResults
23rd NovemberSefton Park, LiverpoolMid Lancs / UK XC ChallengeResults
4th JanuaryWitton Park, Blackburn Lancashire Championship Results
11th JanuaryTowneley Park, BurnleyMid Lancs
25th JanuaryCamp Hill Estate, BedaleNorthern Championship
8th February 2019Lawson's Ground, BlackpoolMid Lancs
National XC
29rd February 2019Ryelands Park, LancasterMid Lancs
28th March 2019
Reserve Fixture
Leigh Sports VillageMid Lancs



Fixtures and results 2018/19

13th October 2018UlverstonMid LancsResults
24th November 2019Sefton Park, LiverpoolMid Lancs / UK XC ChallengeResults
8th December 2018 (Date has changed)Wilson Playing Fields, HyndburnMid LancsResults
5th January 2019Witton Park, Blackburn Lancashire Championship Results
12th January 2019Towneley Park, BurnleyMid LancsResults
26th January 2019Pontefract RacecourseNorthern ChampionshipResults
9th February 2019Leigh Sports VillageMid Lancs Results
23rd February 2019Harewood House, LeedsNational ChampionshipResults
2rd March 2019Cuerden Valley ParkMid LancsResults

Results 2017/18

14th October 2017Cuerden Valley ParkMid LancsResults
25th November 2017Sefton Park, LiverpoolMid LancsResults
9th December 2017Leigh Sports VillageMid LancsResults
6th January 2018Witton Park, BlackburnLancashire ChampionshipResults
13th January 2018Towneley Park, BurnleyMid LancsResults
27th January 2018Harewood House, LeedsNorthern ChampionshipResults
17th February 2018Ryelands Park, LancasterMid LancsResults
24th February 2018Parliament Hill, LondonNational ChampionshipResults
3rd March 2018GSK Sports Club, UlverstonMid LancsResults

Cross Country Award Winners 2016/17

Cross Country Championship

To qualify you must complete any 3 of the Races. Awards can be won in the following Open and Vets categories, age on 26 Sept 2016:-
Men – Open, Vet 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 70+
Women – Open, Vet 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60+
Points awarded based on WRR finishing position in Open and Vets categories as follows:-
1st home gets one point, 2nd home 2 points, etc., in each category
Best 3 races to score.
Lowest score wins each category – in the event of a tie the 4th score counts and if still a tie the person who has completed the most qualifying races will win.
One award per person