Cross Country

Haslemere Border AC compete in the Southern Cross Country League.

The League, previously known as the Hampshire Division of the Todays Runner Winter League, has 24 running clubs who compete in 6-7 multi-terrain events held between October and March. There are some 300 runners at each race and a team comprises 5 men and 3 women.

The emphasis of the league is to provide the ordinary club member with the opportunity to participate in a series of multi-terrain events. The atmosphere is to be enjoyable and social without the outright 'cut and thrust' associated with specialist cross-country leagues as such some of our very fastest runners will find they are ineligible under the league rules.

Details of the league can be found here https://www.southerncrosscountryleague.co.uk/

All races start at 11am and the current year schedule is below, all runners need to wear a club vest to compete. Entry is free.

2019/2020 RACE DIARY

Sun 27 Oct Basingstoke &MH AC Pamber Forest

Sun 10 Nov Portsmouth Joggers QE Country Park (provisional)

Sun 08 Dec Farnham Runners The Bourne Woods

Sun 29 Dec Hart Road Runners Lord Wandsworth Col.

Sun 19 Jan Chawton House

Sun 9 Feb Alice Holt

We usually always travel to these events together and normally share the arrangements for this on Facebook, or ask one of the coaches or our Cross Country captains.

Stop Press:

For this season, we have made a club decision to re-enter the Hampshire Cross Country league. Our focus will remain on the Southern Cross Country league but, if anyone would like to run additional cross country, you are more than welcome to participate in the following races. Duncan and I will not be at all of the events but will be promoting them beforehand.

Saturday 12th October - King’s Park (Bournemouth AC)

Saturday 9th November - Sparsholt College (Winchester and district AC)

Saturday 30TH November - Aldershot (Aldershot, Farnham and district AC)

Saturday 11th January - Prospect Park (Reading AC)

Saturday 8th February - Popham (Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC)

Please note that there are categories ranging U11s up to Seniors at these venues, all taking place at different times, we need to submit team lists beforehand so please get in touch with us if you are planning to run. For more info on these races click here