Cross Country

“The training of champions!”

“Cross-country is a tough discipline as courses can be hilly, muddy or even snow-covered. But it makes you strong and it’s a great way to progress your training.” – Mo Farah

The cross country (XC) season typically runs from mid September to March. Many athletes from club runners to elite athletes use cross country races in the winter months to build on and improve their strength and endurance running. 

Cross country running is very different from road and track running.  Every year, even if a course layout remains the same, conditions under foot and weather conditions will change so it’s hard to compare one year to the next.  

But that in itself can be quite refreshing as the emphasis is not necessarily on your times or pace per mile – it can be more about the challenge that lies ahead whether that’s conquering the course, adapting to the varying terrain and winter weather conditions or competing against your nearest rival.

Sue New | Ladies Team Captain

Graham Park | Mens Team Captain

Any questions? Contact our XC Team Captains: captain.xc@quakersrunningclub.org.uk

2019-20 NYSD League Races 

  • Relays – Thirsk – 22nd September 2019 – Results
  • Meeting 1 – Acorn Centre (MCH) – 6th October 2019 – Results
  • Meeting 2 – Caedmon School, Whitby – 10th November 2019 – Results
  • Meeting 3 – Fox Rush (NMH) – 24th November 2019 – 
  • Meeting 4 – Summerhill (HBRH) 7/8th December 2019 (TBC)
  • Meeting 5 – Ormesby Hall (NYMAC) 19th January 2020
  • Meeting 6 – Old Racecourse (R&Z) 16th February 2020
  • Meeting 7 – Croft Circuit – 1st March 2020
  • Relays – South Park (D Harriers) – 22nd March 2020

 

My favourite xc so far has to be the Northern Championship at Pontefract Racecourse. It was even muddier than usual and I ended up covered. I tried to really work through the worst of the mud to lose as little momentum as possible. I was really pleased with my run that day” – Darren Wright

Cross Country Archive

Archive | 2018-19 NYSD CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE RACES

Click here for 2018-19 NYSD XC League Rules (External Link)

Meeting Date Location Hosts Details / Results
XC Relays 23-Sep-18 The Flatts, Thirsk Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Results – Thirsk Relays
Meeting 1 14-Oct-18 Acorn Centre, Acklam Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers Results – Acklam
Meeting 2 4-Nov-18 Caedmon School, Whitby Loftus & Whitby AC Results – Whitby
Meeting 3 18-Nov-18 Preston Park, Eaglescliffe Stockton Striders Results – Preston Park
Meeting 4 02-Dec-18 Fox Rush Farm Community Woodland, Redcar New Marske Harriers Results – Fox Rush Farm
Meeting 5 20-Jan-19 Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough NYMAC Results – Ormesby Hall
Meeting 6 17-Feb-19 Old Race Course, Richmond Richmond & Zetland Harriers Results – Old Race Course, Richmond
Road Relays 10-Mar-19 South Park, Darlington Darlington Harriers
2017-18 NYSD CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE RACES

Click here for 2017-18 NYSD XC League Rules (PDF)

Meeting Date Location Hosts Link
XC Relays 24-Sep-17 The Flatts, Thirsk Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
Meeting 1 15-Oct-17 Acorn Centre, Acklam Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers Round 1 results
Meeting 2 12-Nov-17 Caedmon School, Whitby Loftus & Whitby AC Round 2 results
Meeting 3 19-Nov-17 Preston Park, Eaglescliffe Stockton Striders Round 3 results
Meeting 4 03-Dec-17 Summerhill, Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers

Round 4 Results

Cumulative results after Round 4

Meeting 5 21-Jan-18 Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough NYMAC

Round 5 Results

Cumulative results after Round 5

Meeting 6 18-Feb-18 Old Race Course, Richmond Richmond & Zetland Harriers

Round 6 results

Cumulative results after Round 6

Road Relays 11-Mar-18 South Park, Darlington Darlington Harriers South Park Road Relay results
2016-17 NYSD CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE RACES
  • Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Thirsk (Relays)
  • Sunday 23 October 2016 – Whitby, Caedmon School
  • Saturday 12 November 2016 – Redcar, Fox Rush
  • Sunday 27 November 2016 – Croft Circuit
  • Sunday 15 January 2017 – Ormesby Hall
  • Sunday 22 January 2017 – Acklam, Acorn Centre
  • Sunday 5 February 2017 – Hartlepool, Summerhill Centre
  • Sunday 19 February 2017 – Richmond
  • Sunday 12 March 2017 – Croft (Relays)
Click here for 2016-17 Cumulative Points Table
Click here to download the NYSD XC League Rules 2016-17