Cross country

As a club, we compete cross-country competitions at the following levels:

All events, with the exception of the regional inter-county championships, are open to first-claim members and the club will pay the entry fees for all runners representing the club at these events. (Members who enter, but then do not run without good reason will have to reimburse the club for their fees.)

Between October and February we will hold cross country training sessions at Brockhill Country Park on Saturday mornings.

The club’s cross country coordinator for 2019/20 is Tina Eke, who can be contacted on crosscountry@folkestonerunning.club.

County

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 2019/20 event dates are:

  • 12 October 2019 – Swanley Park
  • 26 October 2019 – Tonbridge
  • 9 November 2019 – Danson Park, Welling (Women and juniors only.)
  • 14 December 2019 – Footscray Meadows (Men and juniors only.)
  • 8 February 2019 – Norman Park, Bromley (Men and women only, no juniors)

View the full club cross-country calendar

Kent veterans championship

A one day event for all male and female veteran age categories; will be held on 30 November 2019 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 the last nine months prior to entry.

Main Kent county championship

A separate one-day event from the Kent league, being held on 4 January 2020 at Brands Hatch.

This event is only open to those who were born in Kent or have lived in Kent continuously for the last nine months prior to entry.

Regional

South of England Cross Country Championships

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.

The events entered by the club in 2019/20 are:

  • 7 December 2019 – Southern Masters (vets) championship and inter-county championship – Oxford
  • 25 January 2020 – Main South of England Championships – Parliament Hill, London.

View the full club cross-country calendar

Entry to the Inter-county championship is by selection only. The club’s cross country coordinator will notify if any members have been called up to represent the county.

National

English championships

The 2020 national championships, organised by the English Cross Country Association (ECCA), will be held in Nottingham on 22 February 2020.

More information can be found on the ECCA website.

The entry procedure is to be confirmed.

Calendar

October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019
  • Cross-country: Kent XC league event 3

    Women and juniors only.

    Start time: 12:00 pm

    Location: Danson Park, 51 Danson Rd, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL, UK

    View on map

November 30, 2019
  • Cross-country: Kent Veterans Championship

    Start time: 11:00 am

    Location: Central Park, Dartford DA1 1JP, UK

    View on map

December 7, 2019
  • Cross-country: Masters and inter-county championships

    Start time: 11:00 am

    Location: Horspath, Oxford, UK

    View on map

December 14, 2019
  • Cross-country: Kent XC league event 4

    Men and juniors only.

    Start time: 12:00 pm

    Location: Foots Cray Meadows, N Cray Rd, Sidcup DA14 5AG, UK

    View on map

January 4, 2020
  • Cross-country: Main Kent county championship

    Start time: 10:30 am

    Location: Brands Hatch Circuit, Longfield, West Kingsdown, Longfield DA3 8NG, UK

    View on map

January 25, 2020
  • Cross-country: Main South of England Championships

    Start time: 11:00 am

    Location: Parliament Hill, Hampstead, London NW3, UK

    View on map

February 8, 2020
  • Cross-country: Kent XC league event 5

    Men and women only, no juniors

    Start time: 12:00 pm

    Location: Norman Park, Hayes Ln, Bromley BR2 9EF, UK

    View on map

February 22, 2020
  • Cross-country: English national championship

    Start time: 12:00 am

    Location: Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8, UK

    View on map