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.
Provisional Fixtures and results
The fixture list is currently provisional. Some events are not yet confirmed and dates/ venues still might change.
|14th October 2017||Cuerden Valley Park||Mid Lancs|
|25th November 2017||Sefton Park, Liverpool||Mid Lancs|
|9th December 2017||Wilson Fields, Hyndburn||Mid Lancs|
|6th January 2018||Witton Park, Blackburn||Lancashire Championship|
|13th January 2018||Towneley Park, Burnley||Mid Lancs|
|27th January 2018||Harewood House, Leeds||Northern Championship|
|17th February 2018||Ryelands Park, Lancaster||Mid Lancs|
|24th February 2018||Parliament Hill, London||National Championship|
|3rd March 2018||GSK Sports Club, Ulverston||Mid 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 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