Reading Roadrunners Cross Country 2022-23


Details of RR Cross Country Club Championship Rules can be found here

Hello everyone,

With the leaves on the tress beginning to turn to those lovely autumnal colours and the nights already drawing in, it must be that time of year we start to look towards the cross-country season.

What a joy it is this year to be able to write to you all as club members and invite you all to take part in all of the races below, where we will all be able to gather in a muddy field on a rainy day and yet still have a fantastic time.

Thames Valley cross-country fixtures:

TVXC Club Champs 2021-22 results now available on our TVXC results page

All races will start at 11am, with a single mixed race of around 8km.

The entry fee for each of the fixtures below is £4 per club member and £5 for non-club members.

Club vest must be worn for these, so make sure you check the bottom of the drawer to see if yours is still there (or like me still fits), if you require a new vest/t-shirt then these can now be purchased at Up and Running, in Reading.

The majority of the courses will be suitable for a trail shoe with a decent grippy outsole, spikes will not be needed.

League website – http://www.tvxc.org.uk/

Date League Host Venue
09/10/2022 TVXC Metros Hillingdon House Farm Fields
30/10/2022 TVXC RR Ashenbury Park
13/11/2022 TVXC Datchet Dashers The Broccas
27/11/2022 TVXC Sandhurst Joggers Lord Wandsworth College
11/12/2022 TVXC Marlow Striders Henley Showground
15/01/2023 TVXC BFR Lightwater
22/01/2023 TVXC Handycross Bradenham Woods
05/02/2023 TVXC TVT Bramshill Common Wood

Hampshire cross-country fixtures:

These will take place on Saturday afternoons, with individual races for male and females:

13:35     Senior Women (including Veteran and Under 20 Women) 6.0km

14:30     Senior Men (including Veteran and Under 20 Men) 10.0km

The courses used will be suitable for both a cross-country spike or a grippy trail shoe and a club vest/t-shirt must also be worn in these races.

Date League Host Venue
12/11/2022 Hants. League Aldershot, Farnham & District AC Wellesley Woodlands
03/12/2022 Hants. League Bournemouth AC Kings Park
14/01/2023 Hants. League Reading AC Prospect Park
11/02/2023 Hants. League Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC Popham Airfield
04/03/2023 Hants. League Southampton AV and Winchester & District AC TBC

Race website – https://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/hxcl.html

Other XC Events

We will look at entering teams for the following events, if you are interested, please Liz Johnson (Women’s club captain) or Tony Page (Men’s Captain).

Date Event Venue
22/10/2022 Southern XC Relays Wormwood Scrubs
20/11/2022 BBO XC Champs Henley Showground
10/12/2022 SEAA XC Masters Horsepath, Oxford
18/12/2022 Berkshire XC Champs Cookham, Berks
28/01/2022 SEAA XC Champs TBC

 I look forward to seeing many of you wearing our wonderful green vests once again on the start line of cross-country races this season.

You will find further details on all of these races, plus many more on the clubs Facebook page.

If you have any questions regarding any of these races please do ask your coaches, Liz Johnson (Women’s club captain) or Tony Page (Men’s Captain).


Team Captains: Ladies : Elizabeth Johnson  Men : Tony Page
teamcaptains@readingroadrunners.org

To represent your team and to score in all cross country fixtures you must wear club colours. see club kit page.