Cross Country League 2017

Cross Country League 2017

The club enters the ‘Up and Running’ SYCAA (South Yorkshire County Athletics Association) Cross Country League each year.

There are races for Junior Boys and Junior Girls, Senior Women and Veterans and Senior Men.

The 2017 dates have now been announced!
Further details to follow closer to the time, but here are the dates for your diary now:

15 Oct – Longley Park, Sheffield (Host club: City of Sheffield & Dearne)


29 Oct – Winterhill, Kimberworth (Host Club: Kimberwrth Striders & AC)


Junior Team Points After 2 Fixtures

Senior Team Points after 2 Fixtures

19 Nov – Penistone Showground (Host Club: Penistone Footpath Runners AC)

Another Cross Country event ticked off for the year on a sunny (but cold) day out at Penistone Showground. Time based results are now available (albeit with final corrections awaiting from SYCAA):


And for anyone who wants a visual representation of the results:

17 Dec – Kiveton Community Woodland (Host Club: Rotherham Harriers & AC)

2016 results can be found here

Congratulations to everyone who took part – we had another great series in the mud!


To run for the club you must be:

  • A member of the club!
  • Be registered with England Athletics as 1st claim for cross country (not for U/11s)
  • Wearing a club vest or shirt. Shirts will be available for sale at race 1 (seniors blue Ron Hill Running Vests £20, juniors red t-shirts)

The programme for Fixtures 1 – 3 (Programme is reversed for fixture 4, 17.12.2017)

Event No.

Age group

Max. distance



Girls 8, 9,10


11.00 start


Boys 8,9,10


11.05 approx


Girls Under 13


11.10 approx


Girls Under 15


11.20 approx


Boys Under 13


11.30 approx


Boys Under 15


11.40 approx


Ladies Under 17


12.00 start


Ladies Over 17


12.00 start


Men Under 17


12.30 start


Men Over 17


12.30 start


Men 65 & Over


12.00 start

(*except for the first fixture when distances will be 5k & 8k respectively)

(Events 1 & 2 and events 3 & 4 may be run together if there are low numbers)

Age Groups

Ages apply for the whole season and for most age groups are calculated at 31 August 2017. This is slightly different to UK Athletics rule 507, because there is an Under 11 age group. There is a different rule for Veterans (see below).

Under 11 Competitors must be 8 by the day of the race. School Y5 & Y6 and some Y4

Under 13 11 and 12 years old.    School Y7 & Y8

Under 15 13 and 14 years old.    School Y9 & Y10

Under 17 15 and 16 years old.    School Y11 & Y12

Juniors 17, 18 & 19 years old

Seniors 20 and over

Veterans Over 40, 50, 60 & 65 for Men / Over 35, 45, 55 & 65 for Women on the day of competition (date of first race for individual awards).

Young athletes who are potential club members may compete for a club in all Under 15 age groups.


Athletes must be registered with England Athletics and must be first or second claim members of South Yorkshire Clubs affiliated to England Athletics to be eligible for individual or team awards in League or Championship events. This is the sole qualification for any award.


  • Juniors (U11 – U17) – check you know your age group. Ages are taken from 31 August 2017. For example, if you were still 14 on that day, you will be U15 for all four fixtures, even if your 15th birthday is 1 September.
  • You must be aged at least 8 on the day of the first fixture in order to compete.
  • Vets – your age is as on the day of the first league fixture.
  • Your number is your number for the whole season. Hang on to it. You can’t give/sell it to someone else.
  • Register in exactly the name which is on your EA/UKA competition licence. This is important for verification purposes.
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