It’s cross country time again!!
Update 2nd September: MACCL entry information is now on the MACCL website
It may be glorious summer weather outside, but that will no doubt all change shortly and it will be time to think about the forthcoming 2022/2023 cross country season.
Cross country may be new to some members but it really is an event for ALL runners of ALL Abilities and ALL age groups. Whilst you enter as an individual for the races, it is very much a team event, often requiring six athletes to finish a race to score as a team. The more runners who enter the better. The bonus is that it will help you improve your performance in other disciplines such as track and road, it works for the world’s best so it can work for you! It’s also good fun.
Once you’ve entered all you need is your number, a pair of trail, fell shoes or cross country spikes, a Harrier’s vest and your normal running gear.
The club will once again be competing in two local leagues. The Manchester Area League (http://maccl.co.uk ) and The North Staffs League (http://www.nsccl.org.uk ) plus the opportunity to run at the country, regional and national championships towards the end of the season.
How to enter:
The North Staffs League is now open for on line registration here: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/latest/introduction-of-chip-timing-and-new-individual-entry-system/
Please enter yourselves individually for either the whole season or individual races. The series and race fees are set out on the registration page.
Key dates (all confirmed)
Race 1 – 17th September – Betley Court Farm
Race 2 – 15th October – Stafford Common
Race 3 – 29th October – Parkhall Country Park
Race 4 – 10th December – Keele University
The Manchester League – entry is via the MACCL website
Match 1 – 15th October (note clash with North Staffs) – Wythenshawe Park
Match 2 – 12th November – Kenworthy Woods
Match 3 – 3rd December – Heaton Park
Match 4 – 14th January 2023 – Tatton Park
Match 5 – 11th February 2023 – Sherdley Park
FINALLY – YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
We are still looking for a Cross Country Manager for the forthcoming season. A full role description is on the Harrier’s website. For anyone interested full support will be available (I’m sure!) from those members who have done the role previously.
(acting XC Manager)