X-Country Harrier League

Don’t hide from the winter blues, embrace them at the North Eastern X-Country Harrier League! No need to be put off by the mud and the cold, x-country is a great experience and much better than sitting at home feeling guilty about not running.

Bring the family along all wrapped up and make a day of it as there’s plenty of cracking Wallsend home-baking and thermoses. We’ve even invested in a new tent! And loads of us go for a well-deserved pint afterwards. And as for the running, once you’ve tried mud you’ll never go back! You can always tell who has been hard core in the winter when the spring/summer season resumes. You can’t beat winter strength conditioning. You don’t have be an experienced x-country runner to get involved. It’s truly a team race, where every finisher can potentially boost the Club’s position.

Visit the North Eastern Harrier League (NEHL) website for details on each fixture. The latest news can also be found on the Harrier League facebook page or via the NEHL Blog.


2018 / 2019 North Eastern Harrier League X-Country Fixtures:

1st September 2018 – Farringdon XC Relays

29th September 2018 – Wrekenton

7th October 2018 (Sun) – Druridge Bay

27th October 2018 – Gosforth Park

17th November 2018 – Aykley Heads

5th January 2019 – Sherman Cup & Davison Shield

9th February 2019 – Thornley Hall Farm

2nd March 2019 – Alnwick Castle


Championship Dates:

8th December 2018 – North Eastern XC Championships; Wrekenton, NECAA

26th January 2019 – Northern XC Championships; Pontefract

23rd February 2019 – National XC Championships; Harewood House, Leeds



12:00 Under 11 Boys

12:05 Under 11 Girls

12:10 Under 17 Men

12:15 Under 20 & Under 17 Women

12:20 Under 15 Boys

12:25 Under 15 Girls

12:30 Under 13 Boys

12:35 Under 13 Girls

12:50 Senior Women

13:50 Senior Men


Useful info for first-timers:

A word for our first time runners, parents & carers, it’s a good idea to arrive a good 45 mins early to allow plenty of time to warm up and familiarise yourself with the course. Also, cross country can be a cold, blustery and sometimes wet environment so please come prepared with warm coats, hats, gloves and a good pair of boots that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy.


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