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.


2019/ 2020 North Eastern Harrier League X-Country Fixtures:

28th September 2019 – Wrekenton

6th October 2019 (Sun) – Druridge Bay

26th October 2019 – Lambton

23rd November 2019 – Aykley Heads

4th January 2020 – Sherman Cup & Davison Shield, Temple Park

9th February 2020 – Thornley Hall Farm

29th February 2020 – Alnwick Castle


Championship Dates:

Sat 14th December 2019 – North Eastern XC Championships; Alnwick, NECAA

25th January 2020 – Northern XC Championships; Bedale

22nd February 2020 – National XC Championships; Wollaton Park, Nottingham



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.