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.

2022/ 2023 North Eastern Harrier League X-Country Fixtures:

24th September 2022 – Wrekenton

9th October 2022 (Sun) – Druridge Bay

29th October 2022 – Lambton

26th November 2022 – Aykley Heads

7th January 2023 – Sherman Cup & Davison Shield, Temple Park

11th February 2023 – Thornley Hall Farm

4th March 2023 – Alnwick Castle

Championship Dates:

Saturday 15th October 2022  – Cross Country Relays, Thornley

Sat 10th December 2022 – North Eastern XC Championships

TBC – Northern XC Championships

TBC – National XC Championships


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.