We enter cross-country competitions each winter. It’s muddy, windy, often wet, and always enormous fun.
We enter at all age groups and all abilities can take part. With plenty of support, a roomy tent, and lots of cake it’s a good old away-day.
Most events are open to all, and entry fees are paid by the club.
Don’t worry if you’ve not run cross country before, or for a long time, we offer cross country training over the autumn/winter.
Our cross country coordinator for 2022/23 is Tina Eke, who can answer any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most events are at county level, so all within Kent, but we also enter regional and national events too.
County level events
Kent cross-country league
Organised by the Kent County Athletics Association (KCAA), the league is a series of 5 races at various Kent locations, for male and female runners aged 13 and over. Each event will see runners score points and compete for prizes as individuals and team-members. Full rules can be found on the KCAA website.
The 2022/23 events will take place:
- Saturday 15 October at Swanley Park,
- Saturday 29 October at Somerhill Schools, Tonbridge
- Saturday 12 November at Danson Park, Bexley
- Saturday 26 November at Footscray Meadows, Sidcup
- Saturday 11 February at Norman Park, Bromley
Kent veterans championship
A one day event for all male and female veteran age categories.
The 2022/23 event will be held on Saturday 3 December at Central Park, Dartford.
Veteran categories begin at age 35 plus for women, and aged 40 plus for men.
This event is only open to those who were born in Kent or have lived in Kent continuously for nine months prior to entry.
Main Kent county championship
A separate one-day event from the Kent league open to those who were born in Kent, or have lived in Kent continuously for nine months prior to entry.
The 2022/23 event will be held on Saturday 7 January at Brands Hatch, Sevenoaks.
The South of England Athletic Association (SEAA) organise the regional championships; a series of events around London and Oxford. Full rules can be found on the SEAA website.
One of the events, the Inter-county championship, is by selection only and you’ll be notified if selected.
The 2023 event takes place at Beckingham Place Park, Beckingham on Saturday 28 January.
The English national championships, organised by the English Cross Country Association (ECCA), rotate venues each year.
Details for 2023 have not been confirmed yet, but we expect it to take place in the midlands on Saturday 25 February.