Entries open for trip to National XC championships Feb 2019

The biggest cross country event of the season takes place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Harewood House near Leeds, and you have until Friday 4th January to enter. Sign up here

These races are the high point of the season and the pinnacle of domestic cross country racing.


Harewood House, near Leeds, Yorkshire.

Overnight Trip - 23rd February 2019 - sign up

The club is organising a subsidised overnight trip to the championships.

Sign up for the 2019 trip See who else is going...


  • Saturday early morning: depart London by coach (£15)
  • Saturday late morning: arrive at Harewood House for the races
  • After the races, late afternoon: transfer to our hotel in Leeds
  • Saturday evening: fun in Leeds (it's up to you what you want to arrange for eating and drinking etc.)
  • Sunday morning: return to London
  • The cost for one night in the hotel (room of two sharing) is £33 per person, payable in advance
  • No refunds unless the trip gets fully booked and a waiting list is in operation
  • Total cost £48

Race Times


  • Under 17 Women 5000 metres 11:00am (Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 15 Boys 4000 metres 11:25am (Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 13 Girls 3000 metres 11:45am (Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 17 Men 6000 metres 12:05pm (Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 13 Boys 3000 metres 12:30pm (Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 15 Girls 4000 metres 12:45pm (Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 20 Women 6000 metres 1:05pm (Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st Aug 2018)
  • Under 20 Men 10000 metres 2:20pm (Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st Aug 2018)

Under 13 Girls & Under 13 Boys must be at least 11 years old on the day of the competition. Athletes may compete only in their own age group.


  • Senior Women 8000 metres 1:35pm (Ages 20 and over on 31st August 2018)
  • Senior Men 12000 metres 3.00pm (Ages 20 and over on 31st August 2018)

Foreign Athletes

Please be aware that under English Cross Country Association rules, clubs may enter Foreign Athletes (those with a non UK passport) BUT you must be a permanent resident in the UK and registered as a foreign athlete with UKA by January 1st 2018. So if you joined the club this year then you won't be eligible.

Please check with me BEFORE signing up to the trip if you're concerned about being eligible to race or not.

Race entries

To take advantage of the subsidised coach and hotel room package, sign up here - I will then make your entry directly from this list. Please note this option isn't available for Juniors, as the coach may not arrive in time for their race. If you are a Junior athlete, or want to make your own way, you will need to email me the following details before January 4th:

  • Your full name as registered on the Serpie database
  • Your date of birth
  • Your England Athletics registration number

Regardless of how you are travelling, if you haven't registered with England Athletics please sign up and pay via your Serpiebase page. ECCA check these details thoroughly and if your membership is not up to date you can't race.

If anyone has any questions about entering, please email me at travellingdaisy@hotmail.com and I'll be happy to help you.


Daisy Gladstone
Cross Country Team Manager

Submitted: 15 December 2018