The races have a very broad range of ability so don't go thinking you need to be fast to enter. They can be hard work but are a great way to improve your running. The ladies races tend to be about 8k/5m and the gents a little longer ~9.5k/6m but those can very at different venues.
The cost is £5 each for each league. That's right, race 4 or 5 times for a fiver!
All you need to take part is a club vest and a smile. If you have trail/fell shoes they will be ideal or you may want to splash out on a set of spikes if you end up enjoying it lots. As many of the venues are a bit of a drive away and parking can be tight we will organise car shares.
Anybody wanting to take part or wanting more information should speak to Samantha Hartley at the club. To enter all that's needed is name, date of birth and England Athletics number. If you are unsure of your EA number you can find it here or we can look it up.
Saturdays, ladies start 13:30, gents 14:30.
- Oct 15 - Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
- Nov 12 - Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
- Dec 3 - Heaton Park, Manchester
- Jan 14 - University Playing Fields, Kenworthy Woods, Wythenshawe
- Feb 11 - Woodbank Park, Stockport
Saturdays, ladies start 13:50, gents 14:30.
- Nov 19 - Heaton Park, Middleton
- Dec 10 - Tandle Hill, Oldham
- Jan 21 - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
- Feb 18 - Astley Park, Chorley
Manchester Area Cross Country League (MACCL)
Click the link above then click on the match title for venue notes and course maps.
All on Saturdays with ladies ~8k race starting at 13:40 and gents ~9.6k race 14:30
Match 1 - 10/10/2015 - Woodbank Park, Stockport
Match 2 - 7/11/2015 - Sherdley Park, St Helens
Match 3 - 5/12/2015 - Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
Match 4 - 16/1/2016 - Heaton Park, Manchester
Match 5 - 13/2/2016 - Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
South East Lancs Cross Coutry League (SELCC)
SELCC - again on Saturday afternoons, ladies start at 13:50 and gents 14:30.
Match 1 - 14/11/2015 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Match 2 - 12/12/2015 Heaton Park, Manchester
Match 3 - 23/1/2016 Tandle Hill, Oldham
Match 4 - 20/2/2016 Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
All done for 2014/15
That was a great first season for Hyde Striders. Some excellent performances, especially the ladies in the SELCC. Let's hope we can build on the success next season and get more Striders involved in the muddy fun!
Manchester Area Cross Country League
There are five races on Saturdays over the winter. The ladies race is appox 8km and start at 13:40 and the gents is approx 10k and starts 14:30
Match 1 Sat 11 Oct, Woodbank Park, Stockport
Match 2 Sat 8 Nov, Sherdley Park, St Helens
Match 3 Sat 6 Dec, Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
Match 4 Sat 10 Jan, Heaton Park, Manchester
Match 5 Sat 14 Feb, Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
South East Lancs Cross Coutry League
Ladies start at 13:50 and gents 14:30.
Match 1 Sat 20 Dec, Tandle Hill, Oldham
Match 2 Sat 17 Jan, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Match 3 Sat 31 Jan, Heaton Park, Manchester
Match 4 Sat 28 Feb, Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester