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.
Cross country is free to enter and refreshments are provided from our club tent.
Fixtures and results 2019/20
|28th September||Ulverston||Mid Lancs||Results|
|9th November 2019||Wilson Playing Fields, Hyndburn||Mid Lancs|
|23rd November||Sefton Park, Liverpool||Mid Lancs / UK XC Challenge|
|4th January||Witton Park, Blackburn||Lancashire Championship|
|11th January||Towneley Park, Burnley||Mid Lancs|
|25th January||Camp Hill Estate, Bedale||Northern Championship|
|8th February 2019||Lawson's Ground, Blackpool||Mid Lancs|
|29rd February 2019||Ryelands Park, Lancaster||Mid Lancs|
|28th March 2019|
|Leigh Sports Village||Mid Lancs|
Fixtures and results 2018/19
Date Venue Competition Results
13th October 2018 Ulverston Mid Lancs Results
24th November 2019 Sefton Park, Liverpool Mid Lancs / UK XC Challenge Results
8th December 2018 (Date has changed) Wilson Playing Fields, Hyndburn Mid Lancs Results
5th January 2019 Witton Park, Blackburn Lancashire Championship Results
12th January 2019 Towneley Park, Burnley Mid Lancs Results
26th January 2019 Pontefract Racecourse Northern Championship Results
9th February 2019 Leigh Sports Village Mid Lancs Results
23rd February 2019 Harewood House, Leeds National Championship Results
2rd March 2019 Cuerden Valley Park Mid Lancs Results
Date Venue Competition Results
14th October 2017 Cuerden Valley Park Mid Lancs Results
25th November 2017 Sefton Park, Liverpool Mid Lancs Results
9th December 2017 Leigh Sports Village Mid Lancs Results
6th January 2018 Witton Park, Blackburn Lancashire Championship Results
13th January 2018 Towneley Park, Burnley Mid Lancs Results
27th January 2018 Harewood House, Leeds Northern Championship Results
17th February 2018 Ryelands Park, Lancaster Mid Lancs Results
24th February 2018 Parliament Hill, London National Championship Results
3rd March 2018 GSK Sports Club, Ulverston Mid Lancs Results
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