Southern Cross Country League (formerly Today's Runner League)

QE Park Cross country 13 Nov 2011

This league is a series of cross country races held on a Sunday - except from the one on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January (11am start) from November to March, involving 23 local running club.  Courses are a mixture of woodland trails and parkland, usually 3.5 to 5 miles in length and organised by the clubs in the league.  There are usually between 200 and 400 runners taking part.

Men and women compete in the same race with the first 5 men and first 3 women from each club scoring points.  All abilities take part and even non-scorers can affect the result by getting ahead of scorers from other clubs.

Race dates for 2016/2017 season:

 Date  Venue  Host club
9th Oct 2016     Pamber Forest, Tadley  Basingstoke A.C.
13th Nov 2016  QE Country Park nr Petersfield  Portsmouth Joggers 
11th Dec 2016  The Bourne Woods, nr Farnham  Farnham Runners
2nd Dec 2016  Lord Wandsworth College, Odiham  Hart Runners
24th Jan 2017  Manor Farm Country Park (prov.)  Stubbington Green Runners
 26th Feb 2017  Polecat Valley Haslemere Haslemere & Border AC
Feb/March 2017 Chawton Wood, Alton (TBC) Alton Runners

Note: no Staunton Race this season.


Races are free to enter and more relaxed and social than the Hampshire Cross Country League.  Just turn up to take part but make sure you race in a Liss Runners top . If you don't you may well be disqualified!


There is a speed limit to prevent the racing snakes taking part: For the ladies it's 6' 00" per mile over a distance of 5 miles or more in races in the year preceeding the first race . This equates to 30' 00" for a race of 5 miles , 37' 15" for a 10km and 60' 00" for a 10mile race. For the men it's 5' 30" per mile ; equating to 27' 30" for a 5 mile race , 34' 09" for a 10km and 55' 00" for 10 miles.

The host clubs lay on a bit of food and drink and the end of the race for a payment of a £1 to £2. Please attend if you can . A good way to chat about the race , stock up on food and drink and give a chance for the host club help pay for the race.


To see race results and our overall placing in the league go to the official Southern Cross Country League website click here.  


Go to Results Archive for results from all past races hosted by Liss Runners.