Cross Country League

The Club takes part in two different cross country leagues through the winter – the ‘Local XC League’ which the Club has taken part in for many years; and more recently the ‘Herts Sunday XC League’

Local XC League

Our local cross country league is a five race league held on Sunday mornings during the winter between BSRC, Harlow Running Club, Saffron Striders, Ware Joggers and Hoddesdon Tri.  The races are approximately 5 miles and are open to all Club members – we do not pick teams, but want as many Club members along as possible.  These races are free and do not require any pre-registration.   The minimum age for participation in the races is 17.

All runners must however wear a club vest.  To purchase one, please contact Viv Law / Lorraine Evans.  Studded shoes are recommended but not compulsory.   Spikes are suitable on some courses – see individual race notes/speak to members who have raced before.

Runners score points based on their finishing position.   The scoring system for 2016/17 is based on the first 10 men (including 3 vets) and 6 ladies (including 2 vets) per club.    But it’s not just the scoring runners who are important!   Subsequent BSRC runners will have the effect of increasing the score of other teams who have not reached their full complement of scoring runners.   League points are awarded to the Club based on the aggregate score across the men’s and ladies’ results.

Refreshments are supplied at the end of every race by the host club (a £1 per person contribution towards costs is requested), and the team results are announced on the day.

Races 2016/17

Ware

Date: 11 December 2016; Time: 10:30 start
Location: Wodson Park, Ware
Website: www.ware-joggers.co.uk

Harlow

Date: 4 December 2016; Time: 10:30 start
Location: Mark Hall Sports Centre, Harlow
Website: www.thehrc.org.uk

Saffron Striders (at Newport)

Date: 29 January 2017; Time: 10:30 start
Location: Newport Grammar School, Newport
Website: www.saffronstriders.org.uk

Hoddesdon

Date: 19 February 2017;  Time: 10:30 start
Location: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cros EN9 1AB
Websitewww.hoddesdonsc.co.uk

Bishop’s Stortford

Date: 26 February 2017;  Time: 10:30 start
Location: Clubhouse, Beldhams Lane, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 5LG
Websitewww.bsrc.org.uk

Current League Standings
Ladies team
Ware36
Harlow144
Stortford147
Saffron260
HTC279
Men's Team
HTC197
Ware206
Stortford258
Harlow309
Saffron471
Overall
Ware242
Stortford405
Harlow453
HTC476
Saffron731

Herts Sunday XC League

23 October 2016        Cheshunt
13 November 2016   Trent Park 
18 December 2016      Willian, Letchworth GC (10am start!)
15 January 2017         Watford
12 February 2017       Royston (hilly chalk downland)

The following teams compete in the league:

Broxbourne, Ealing Eagles, East London, Edmonton, Fairlands Valley, Garden City Runners, Harpenden Arrows, Herts Phoenix, Latton, London Heathside, Royston, Serpentine, St Albans Striders, Team Trisports, Trent Park, Walden Tri, Watford Harriers, Watford Joggers.

Like our local league, there is just one race per match with the men and women starting and running together. Minimum age is 17.  The races all start at 10.30am.  Race distances vary between 5 and 6 miles.

The scoring is different to the local league with ‘A’, ‘B’ and Masters teams. Once again we do not pick teams, but want as many Club members to attend as possible.

Scoring for a ‘team’ depends solely on your finishing position in any particular race, though clearly you must be of the right age – with Masters being defined as men over 40,  or ladies over 35.   The first eight men count as the “A” team with the following five counting as a “B” team.  The first four Masters count as the Masters team (and can count for either ‘A’ or ‘B’ team as well).  The first five women count as the “A” team with the following three counting as a “B” team.  The first three women over 35 count as the Masters team.

Current Standings
Women A
Fairlands Valley28836
Trent Park23235
Ealing Eagles25735
Harpenden Arrows30835
Garden City Runners32934
London Heathside39930
Royston44226
Team Trisports46225
Freedom Tri47625
East London54024
St Albans Striders65423
Bishops Stortford76717
Watford Joggers76616
Serpentine92814
Broxbourne112312
Hitchin124110
Herts Phoenix13788
Edmonton13596
Watford Harriers14815
Latton17190
Women B
Ealing Eagles33537
Trent Park35936
Garden City Runners42133
Harpenden Arrows50732
Team Trisports63130
London Heathside48930
Fairlands Valley56130
Royston64328
St Albans Striders57226
Watford Joggers73925
East London92718
Freedom Tri92810
Women Masters
Trent Park13439
Harpenden Arrows14938
Freedom Tri18535
Ealing Eagles19535
Garden City Runners19134
Royston27528
London Heathside33025
Watford Joggers33824
Fairlands Valley40223
Team Trisports39422
St Albans Striders42419
Bishops Stortford47418
Serpentine47818
East London48017
Broxbourne63912
Edmonton7549
Watford Harriers7939
Hitchin8636
Herts Phoenix9324
Latton10320
Men A
Trent Park48939
Royston53738
Fairlands Valley65934
Harpenden Arrows66834
St Albans Striders81731
London Heathside94329
East London125728
Watford Joggers118726
Garden City Runners135524
Team Trisports135723
Ealing Eagles156321
Serpentine157319
Bishops Stortford162518
Hitchin234714
Freedom Tri271111
Broxbourne34289
Edmonton36056
Latton43626
Herts Phoenix44486
Watford Harriers48271
Men B
Royston76138
Trent Park63539
Harpenden Arrows104735
Fairlands Valley126833
Team Trisports196627
Watford Joggers144230
St Albans Striders154328
Bishops Stortford223723
London Heathside136731
Garden City Runners194124
Ealing Eagles205722
Men Masters
Harpenden Arrows32338
Royston33938
Trent Park37536
Garden City Runners42634
Fairlands Valley45733
Bishops Stortford62129
London Heathside67227
Watford Joggers80225
Team Trisports81425
St Albans Striders85223
Serpentine98721
Ealing Eagles116717
East London119815
Freedom Tri141715
Hitchin145211
Broxbourne164310
Latton19348
Edmonton17617
Herts Phoenix21725
Watford Harriers23991
Combined
Trent Park721
Fairlands Valley947
Harpenden Arrows976
Royston979
London Heathside1342
St Albans Striders1471
Garden City Runners1684
East London1797
Team Trisports1819
Ealing Eagles1820
Watford Joggers1953
Bishops Stortford2392
Serpentine2501
Freedom Tri3187
Hitchin3588
Broxbourne4551
Edmonton4964
Latton5197
Herts Phoenix5826
Watford Harriers6408