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.

2023/ 2024 North Eastern Harrier League X-Country Fixtures:

Sat 23rd September – Wrekenton

Sun 15th October – Druridge Bay

Sat 28th October – Lambton

Sat 25th November – Aykley Heads

Sat 6th January 2024 – Sherman Cup & Davison Shield, Temple Park

Sat 10th February  – Thornley Hall Farm

Sat 2nd March – Alnwick Castle

Championship Dates:

Saturday 18th November  – North Eastern Cross Country Relays, Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee

Saturday 9th December  – North Eastern XC Championships, Temple Park, South Shields

Saturday 17 January 2024 – Northern XC Championships, Sedgefield

Saturday 3 February, NEMAA Masters Open Cross Country Champs, Rising Sun, Wallsend

Saturday 24 February – National XC Championships, Weston Park, Shropshire


12:00 Under 11 Boys

12:05 Under 11 Girls

12:15 Under 17 Men

12:20 Under 20 & Under 17 Women

12:35 Under 15 Boys

12:40 Under 15 Girls

12:50 Under 13 Boys

12:55 Under 13 Girls

13:05 Senior and veteran Women

13:50 Senior and veteran 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.