Cross Country

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 six to count for senior men, first four for the women). A handicap system, with fast and slow packs gives everyone the chance to be competitive. We have produced a guide to the Harrier League which you can download Cross Country Guide 14-15

NEHL league matches 2014-15:


  • 11th Oct – East Cramlington Nature Reserve, RESULTS
  • 25th Oct – Temple Park, South Shields Harriers (Sherman Cup) RESULTS
  • 22nd Nov – Aykley Heads, Durham, Elvet, Derwentside RESULTS
  • 29th Nov – Wallington, Morpeth Harriers


  • 17th Jan – Bedewell Park – Jarrow & Hebburn AC
  • 28th Feb – Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Harriers
  • 14th Mar – Wrekenton, Saltwell Harriers

All fixtures still provisional, but should be OK
The club pays for your entry so you have a free run in the countryside – how good is that?
Races are handicapped, with the top 10% finishers in senior races promoted to the medium or fast packs.

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 team captain know if you are interested in taking part (contact details in the pdf guide).

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

Northern Cross Country Championships
24th January 2015

English Nationals
21st Feb – Parliament Hill, London

There is also a relay event – 4 legs, usually two laps each of a 1 mile course
11th Jan – Durham Cathedral relays

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 team captain 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.


26 Oct 2013 Blaydon, Shibdon Pond Results

24th 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