Cross-Country Championship Events 2019/20

Northern Athletics XC Relay Championships - 19th October October (Graves Park, Sheffield)
National XC Relay Championships – 2nd November (Berry Hill, Mansfield)
North Eastern Championships – 7th December (venue TBC)
Northern Championships – 25th January (Venue TBC)
NEMAA Championships - 2nd Feb (Venue TBC)
National Championships - 22nd February (Venue TBC)
BMAF Championships – ??th March (Venue TBC)

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.

Harrier League 2019/20

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:

Harrier League Schedule:
28/09/19 - Wrekenton.  Hosted by Saltwell Harriers
06/10/19 - Druridge Bay. Hosted by Blyth RC (this is a Sunday fixture)
26/10/19 - Gosforth
23/11/19 - Aykley Heads.  Hosted by Derwentside / Durham City / Elvet Striders
04/01/20 - Temple Park (Sherman Cup & Davison Shield).  Hosted by South Shields
08/02/20 - Thornley Hall Farm.  Hosted by Blackhill Bounders
29/02/20 - Alnwick Castle.  Hosted by Alnwick Harriers

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

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

Men, Shaun Day:

Women, Katie Palethorpe:

Juniors, Shaun & Katie: 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 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 awarded for turning out for the club over the 6 fixtures of the League. Previous resurgent results are on the cross country results page.
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 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

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

Veteran Men & Women
25 for running
20 down to 1 on position

Results for previous seasons: