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, and for more information about the fixtures, please visit the mid lancs website

Past Winners can be found here.

Fixtures and Results 2022/23

15th October 2022Witton Park, Blackburn Mid LancsResults
26th November 2022Sefton Park, LiverpoolMid LancsResults
10th December 2022Wilsons Playing Fields, HyndburnMid LancsResults
7th January 2023Witton Park, Blackburn Lancashire Championship Results
14th January 2023Lawson's Ground, BlackpoolMid LancsResults
28th January 2023Witton Park, Blackburn Northern Athletics Championships
25th February 2023Tattenhall, ChesterNational XC
11th March 2023Townley Park, BurnleyMid Lancs

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 2021:

  • 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