National Cross Country

The 2018 ECCA Saucony National Cross Country Championships will be at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath on Saturday 24th February.

Last year a few of us did this when it was in Nottingham and it was a really good day. It was my first time doing the National and I would say it was quite an experience and would recommend anyone to try it at least once. It’s a bit like the County XC but on a MASSIVE scale with runners from clubs from the entire country taking part. The start line is about half a mile wide. It is a historic event going back to 1876 and has been won by such names as Paula Radcliffe.

The senior women’s race is 8km (at 2:20pm) and the senior mens is 12km (at 3pm) and there are juniors races all day too. It is open to ANYONE in the club to enter there is no need to be super fast or anything. But you do need to be EA registered.

I am putting together a list for the club entry (they like entries to be done as a block if possible) so let me (Nick Moore) know if you are interested. The price is £8. It is about 1hr 45m drive from Hinckley and the idea is that when we know who is going we can together and travel down as a group, we can take the tent etc.

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A snap from last year’s National