Cross-Country Fixtures 2017/2018

The information below is also available on a PDF download: XC information 2017:18

Championship events:

To enter for the championship events listed below, please contact the cross country captains whose contacts are below. The club covers entry for these events.

Northern Athletics XC Relay Championship, 21st October (Graves Park, Sheffield)
National XC Relay Championship – 5th November (Berry Hill, Mansfield)
North Eastern Championships – 9th December (Redcar Racecourse)
Northern Championships – 27th January, (Leeds)
National Championships -24th February, (Parliament Hill, london)

Harrier League dates 2017 /2018

The Harrier league is the local cross country league for the region. The club covers entry costs for this. You will receive a race number for the fixtures below which you keep for the whole season. If you lose your number you must replace it at Race HQ (£5). All the races count towards league points for club apart from the Sherman Cup / Davison Shield which is a championship event in the league. The scoring is slightly different for this. The league races are all based on a handicap system with slow, medium and fast packs. Full details of the league rules and system is available on the league website:

30th September Wrekenton (Parking at Cardinal Hulme School)
8th October Druridge Bay (Sunday fixture)
28th October  Sherman Cup / Davison Shield, Temple Park
18th November Aykley Heads (Durham) Parking at County Hall
6th January Herrington Park , Penshaw
10th February
Thornley Hall Farm, Wheatley Hill
3rd March Alnwick

Harrier league schedule:

12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
12.25 app Under 13 Boys
12.35 app Under 13 Girls
12.45 app Under 15 Boys
12.55 app Under 15 Girls
13.05 – 13.10 app **Under 17 & Under 20 Women
13.10 – 13.15 app **Senior & Veteran Women
13.50 – 14.00 app **Under 17 Men
14.15 – 14.25 app **Senior & Veteran Men

To register for Cross Country and the Harrier League please contact:

Men, Geoff Watson :

Women, Rachel Bentley:

Juniors: Please contact your current coach and let them know you wish to run. For any queries please contact


Cross Country resurgent competition

The resurgent competition was set up some years ago by former Cross Country Captain Alan Rowell. It was as a means of encouraging the senior men to support the club in competing in all the Harrier league races with some friendly competition between DCH members. It was later extended to the senior women and the juniors and the ethos remains that it is friendly competition between club members with points rewarded for turning out for the club over the 6 fixtures of the league. Previous resurgent results are on the cross country results page.

The categories are all based on the races:

Under 11 Boys & Girls
Under 13 Boys  & Girls
Under 15 Boys  & Girls
Under 17 & Under 20 Women
Open Men & Women (all in the senior race)
Under 17 Men
Veteran Men & women

The scoring system is as follows:

Juniors & U17/20 Women

25 points for running

20 points down to 1 for overall position

5 points for moving up a pack *(not for U11)

5 points for being 1st DCH runner in your pack *(Not for u11)

Open women

25 points for running

20 points down to 1 for overall position

3 points for being first DCH runner in your pack

3 points for moving up a pack

3 points for being a counter

Open men

20 points down to 1 for overall position

25 pts for running

3 pts for being a counter

3 pts for being first club member of your pack

3 pts for moving up a pack


Veteran Men & Women

25 for running

20 down to 1 on position