Cross country

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 2021/22 is Tina Eke, who can answer any questions on crosscountry@folkestonerunning.club.

Events

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 2021/22 events will take place:

Kent veterans championship

A one day event for all male and female veteran age categories.

The 2021/22 event will be held on Saturday 4 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 2021/22 event will be held on Saturday 8 January at Brands Hatch, Sevenoaks.

Regional championship

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.

Details for 2021/22 have not been confirmed yet.

National championships

The English national championships, organised by the English Cross Country Association (ECCA), rotate venues each year.

Details for 2021/22 have not been confirmed yet.


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