After a years hiatus, thanks to you know what, the Surrey XC league is back, bigger and better than ever! For those new to the club, XC is a four-race series that pits us against other running and triathlon clubs in South London and Surrey.
This is a great way to keep up your running throughout the winter. It's sociable, relaxed and you don't need to be a fast runner to take part. The more Windrushers we have, the better we score, so as with all sport, the more the merrier.
The races are run over mixed terrain so trail shoes/spikes are best but, providing conditions aren't too wet and slippery, regular trainers are also fine. Due to the somewhat archaic history of the competition, Ladies and Mens leagues are separated so run at different venues and at different times but normally on the same days. In true Windrush style we frequently all end up in the pub back in South London/near Windrush training locations.
Rules are slightly different between Ladies and Mens competitions. Ladies teams the top 4 runners score so we often field two teams. For the men, the top 10 score so it's important the fellas have a good turnout each week. Scores are based on finishing position so the smaller the score the better.
There is no cost for runners to compete in this league as Windrush pays to enter the team. As this is an England Athletics event, the league rules require all team members have EA membership. For those not members, you can purchase membership for only £15 here and you get the added benefit of going into the London Marathon draw.
If anyone is a member of another athletics club and their EA membership is with them, you can still run for Windrush in this league as a second claim entrant. We need to register your second claim status before the first race (16/10) so please reach out to either Sara or myself before then.
If you have any questions please post below or ask in any of the WhatsApp groups. Otherwise, if you want to take part please sign up to the races you can attend listed in MyClubhouse below (we need you to do this so we can allocate you a race number). Surrey XC requires us to register your DoB, so by signing up, we will take that as your consent to share these details unless you tell us otherwise. We also have dedicated WhatsApp groups (yes another!) to help coordinate each race.
The below race details are as much as we know about each event at present. Timings are subject to change but we will continue to update this thread and the various MyClubhouse events as more information is made available.
The details for Ladies XC are below:
Sat 16th October - Richmond Park - 11am - Sign up here
Sat 13th November - Wimbledon Common - 11am - Sign up here
Sat 15th January - Mitcham Common - 11am - Sign up here
Sat 19th February - Effingham Common - 11am - Sign up here
To join the Ladies XC Whatsapp group you can click here.
Sara Roberts is coordinating the Ladies XC team so feel free to reach out to her directly if you have any specific questions.
The details for Mens XC are below:
Sat 16th October - Epsom Downs - 3pm - Sign up here
Sun 14th November - Denbies -3pm - Sign up here
Sat 15th January - Richmond Park -3pm - Sign up here
Sat 19th February - Lloyd Park -3pm - Sign up here
To join the Mens XC Whatsapp group you can click here.
Fellas, feel free to message me directly if you need any more details.
Can't wait to see you all pounding through the mud!!
Colin & Sara
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