Three Counties Cross Country

Wootton Road Runners take part in the Three Counties Cross Country league each Winter – October to January. This is a local league with clubs from Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. It includes the following clubs:

  • Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers
  • Bedford Harriers A.C
  • Boxfit Triathlon
  • Biggleswade A.C
  • Dunstable Road Runners
  • Leighton Fun Runners
  • Northampton Road Runners
  • North Herts Road Runners
  • Olney Runners
  • Stopsley Striders
  • Team East Haddon
  • Wootton Road Runners
  • Wellingborough & District A.C

The venues for the races vary each year, but generally consist of a 4 – 5 mile route through varying terrain. The routes can sometimes be very challenging, wet, often mucky, but always interesting!

Interested? Get in touch with our XC representative.

For those who haven’t run in a cross country league event before, here are a few pointers;

  • You will be issued with a number at, or before the event. That same number will be worn for all the league races… Please don’t lose it!
  • You need to run in a Club vest as these are team races.
  • At the end of the finishing tunnel you will be handed a raffle ticket denoting your finishing position. Please hand the ticket to the Club Captain, or member assigned to collect tickets, you will usually be asked.
  • The team results will be collated and submitted to the league co-ordinator.
  • The overall team results will be announced at the Race HQ as soon as possible after the finish of the race.
  • The scoring team consists of our first 7 men, of which 2 must be Vets, and our first 3 ladies, of which 1 must be a Vet.
  • Scoring is based on your finishing position, if you finish 24 then your points score is 24. The winning team is the one with the lowest combined number of points.
  • Even if you are not in our scoring team you can still affect other teams scores. For every other team scoring member you finish ahead of, you increase their team score because you finished ahead of them! EVERY POSITION COUNTS.
  • There are 5 races and following the last race the final league positions will be announced.
  • Finally, good luck & have fun!!