Entries open for trip to National XC championships Feb 2020

The biggest cross country event of the season takes place on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Wollaton Park near Nottingham, and you have until Sunday 5th January to enter. Sign up here

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


Wollaton Park, near Nottingham.

Overnight Trip - 22nd February 2020 - sign up

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

Sign up for the 2020 trip See who else is going...


  • Saturday morning, approx 9am: depart London by coach (£20)
  • Saturday late morning: arrive at Wollaton Park in good time for the senior races 
  • After the races: transfer to our hotel in Nottingham (which has a pool!)
  • Saturday evening: food, drinks, maybe even dancing... (it's up to you what you want to arrange for eating and drinking etc.)
  • Sunday 11am: return to London, after breakfast/run/swim
  • The cost for one night in the hotel (room of two sharing, includes breakfast) is £39 per person, payable in advance
  • No refunds unless the trip gets fully booked and a waiting list is in operation
  • Total cost £59

Race Times


  • Under 17 Women 5000 metres 11:00am (Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 15 Boys 4000 metres 11:25am (Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 13 Girls 3000 metres 11:45am (Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 17 Men 6000 metres 12:05pm (Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 13 Boys 3000 metres 12:30pm (Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 15 Girls 4000 metres 12:45pm (Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 20 Women 6000 metres 1:05pm (Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st Aug 2019)
  • Under 20 Men 10000 metres 2:20pm (Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st Aug 2019)

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 2019)
  • Senior Men 12000 metres 3:00pm (Ages 20 and over on 31st August 2019)

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 2019, 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 5th:

  • 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 and I'll be happy to help you.


Daisy Gladstone
Cross Country Team Manager

Submitted: 16 December 2019