Southern Cross Country League (formerly Today's Runner League)
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:
|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.