Cross Country Championships

Serpentine women at the Middlesex masters championshipsSerpentine enters all of the leading Cross Country Championship competitions. These include:

  • North of the Thames / Liddiard Trophy
  • North London Championships
  • London Championships (Serpentine member and Youtube star Ben Parkes provided an excellent video of what the London Champs looks like in the November 2022 race - check it out here!)
  • Middlesex County Championships
  • Middlesex Veterans Championships
  • Surrey County Championships
  • Southern Counties Championships
  • South of England Veterans Championships
  • English National Championships - see below


You need to have Serpentine as your first claim club to be able to run for us in these events. Championship events also have various other qualification criteria (such as residence or nationality) but generally speaking, we will be able to arrange for you to take part in these races if you want to. Advance entries are necessary for all championships. Entries are co-ordinated on your behalf by the club. We need to submit entries to the race organisers about eight weeks before the race date. Notification will be made by email and on social media prior to entries opening, and you will need to respond to if you want to run for each event. 

English National Championships

These are the high point of the season and the pinnacle of domestic cross country racing. Every three years they are held on Parliament Hill and in the other two they are in either the northern or midlands region. We usually make an overnight trip of race day in those years so that we can celebrate in a local pub. In the years they are in London we have a trip to the southerns instead.

2023 English Championships - Bolesworth Castle, near Tattenhall, Chester. Entries not yet open