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Cross Country (Inc Chingford League) 2018/19 - EAST LONDON RUNNERS

East London Runners supports the running of equal distance for Men and Women in all Cross Country Races. While some races/Leagues/Counties/Nations/Vets have equalised distances some have not, as yet, done so.

East London Runners also respects the right of each individual Club Member to decide for themselves what races they wish to run in and we will NOT obstruct in any way a member running in a race or League that does not have equal distances.

It remains the Club policy that all members will run for FREE in Cross Country Leagues that the Club are members of (e.g Chingford League and the Run Herts Sunday XC League) and the County/Regional/National races whether of equal distance or not. The Club does pay League fees on members behalf in addition to any fees for entering our County, Regional and National Championships.

The views of members expressed on Facebook and other types of Social Media are considered to be of a personal nature and may differ from those of the Club expressed above.

Sunday 16th December 2018 - Cross Country League Race 3 - Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage

Sunday 16th December 2018 - Sunday Cross Country League - Race 3.
Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage. 10.30am start.

Meet at Wanstead Leisure Centre at 8.45am for car share to Fairlands Valley Park. Please advise whether you wish to Car share from Wanstead or if you will be making your own way to the venue.

This race is free to all members of East London Runners. Turn up on the day to run.
(This is a change from the original venue at Willian).

Fairlands Valley Spartans and Hitchin Running Club invite you to the third fixture of the 2018/19 Season on: Sunday 16th December 2018: 10.30am start.

Course: 4.9 miles/8K of parkland. The course is a three laps around the Showground side of Fairlands Valley Park.
Surface: Grass. Trail shoes recommended.
Facilities: Portaloos will be available near the start.
Kit: Unsupervised area to leave belongings around the start and finish.
Travel: Parking is available within the showground car park - Broadhall Way, Stevenage, SG2 8RH. This is directly opposite Stevenage Football Club and the Lamex Stadium. This is 1.1 miles from the train station.
If you do intend to drive, please car-share as much as possible as there are not sufficient spaces for every runner to park a car.
There is a cafe atthe other side of the park which will be open from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Please be aware that wearing headphones is not permitted - runners will be disqualified.
Please be mindful that this is a public park and we therefore share it with many other users – specifically cyclists and dog walkers.
First aid will be present. Please report any issues to the nearest marshal who will call the first aiders and they will come to you.
Please do not run if you feel unwell or have any injuries.

Saturday 5th January 2019 - Essex Senior XC Championships - Writtle

Saturday 5th January 2019 - Essex Senior XC Championships - Writtle - Both women & men will race approx. 10K - www.essexroadrunning.org.uk

Sunday Cross Country League - 2018/19 Fixture List

b>Sunday 28th October 2018 - Race 1 : Cheshunt/Broxbourne 11am start

Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Race 2 : Trent Park - 10.30am.

Sunday 16th December 2018 - Race 3 : Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage 10.30am

Sunday 13th January 2019 - Race 4 : Cassiobury Park,Watford -10.30am -

Sunday 10th February 2019 - Race 5 (Final event) Royston - 10.30am.

Sunday 25th February 2018 - Cross-country is the new battleground as women step up bid for equality - by Nick Hoult


February 2018 - THomas Grimes wins the Overall Title in the Sunday League!

Cross Country Captain Mike Wilson reports

With the Cross Country season drawing to a close, I would like to congratulate Thomas Grimes who was crowned overall winner of the Sunday League title. He achieved this with a top five finish at the final fixture at Royston. This is a great achievement with record attendances of over 500 runners at some of the races. I am pleased with the turnout from the club in both Leagues, with numbers increasing from last year. We had 10 enjoyable races in total on on a variation of surfaces and conditions, appealing to novices and experienced athletes alike.

In the Chingford League we had a record 54 runners compete on a cold autumn evening at Hog Hill in October. The ladies and men's 'A' teams finished 4th and 5th in this League respectively.

I would like to thank everyone who took part in 2017/18 and look forward to welcoming new and old members again, when the season starts again in October.

Gender Equality in Cross Country Running - January 2018

East London Runners supports the movement to bring about Gender Equality in Cross Country Running at all ages and levels.

We also recognise and respect the rights of Individual Club Members to choose to run in cross country races that do not currently have gender equality.