Cross Country

This page aims to give parents and juniors a bit of information about cross country. We have produced a Cross Country Guide which you can download Cross Country Guide 14-15

The main cross country event through the season is the North East Harrier League (NEHL). This is a series of six races running from October through to March. Clubs gain points based on the finishing positions of their athletes (first three to count for junior races). A handicap system, with fast and slow packs gives everyone the chance to be competitive. The Harrier League also runs an individual ‘Grand Prix’ competition which is based on running times and so rewards the best runners through the season.

The first cross country fixture of the season for juniors is the Minors XC at Bedewell Park, Jarrow on  4th October. Your coach will be able to tell you more about this event.

NEHL league matches 2014-15:

2014
11th Oct – East Cramlington Nature Reserve, Results (link to Harrier League site) REPORT
25th Oct – Temple Park, South Shields Harriers (Sherman Cup) Results
22nd Nov – Aykley Heads, Durham, Elvet, Derwentside RESULTS
29th Nov – Wallington, Morpeth Harriers

2015
17th Jan – Bedewell Park – Jarrow & Hebburn AC
28th Feb – Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Harriers
14th Mar – Wrekenton, Saltwell Harriers
The club pays for your entry so you have a free run in the countryside – how good is that?

In addition to the Harrier League are the North East Cross Country Championships and Northern Cross Country Championships. These are both ‘one off’ events, with no handicap. Your coach will let you knwo if these events are suitable for you.

North East Cross Country Championships
13th Dec 2014 – venue tbc

Northern Cross Country Championships
24th January 2015
Pontefract

English Nationals
21st Feb – Parliament Hill, London

If you are interested in competing in the cross country you need to be registered. The list of Tynedale athletes registered last season is here  If your name isn’t on the list and you want to compete let your coach know and we will register you. Equally, if you’re on the list and you’re definitely NOT going to run in any of the fixtures this season, please let us know so we can take you off the list, saving £1 and unnecessary admin for the NEHL organisers.

RESULTS NEHL 2013-14

26 Oct 2013 Blaydon, Shibdon Pond Results

24 Nov 2013 Jarrow, Bedewell Park Results

30 Nov 2013 Wallington Hall Results

8th Feb 2013 Wrekenton Results

2nd March Alnwick Results

22nd March Wrekenton Part II Results

In addition to the Harrier League are the North East Cross Country Championships and Northern Cross Country Championships. These are both ‘one off’ events, with no handicap. Let your coach know if you are interested in taking part. There may be a selection procedure for these two events.

North East Cross Country Championships
14 December 2013
Temple Park, South Shields

Northern Cross Country Championships
25 January 2014
Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Lancashire

Any juniors who are interested in running cross country need to be registered. The list of Tynedale athletes, including juniors, already registered for this season is here  If your name isn’t on the list let your coach know and we will register you on the day at the next fixture. The club pays all entry fees for the Harrier League.

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