The club has an active Cross County running team and competes in the Cumbria XC series every winter. We try to field both a women’s team and a men’s team and the women’s team came second in the 2016 series, ahead of Derwent Athletic Club and narrowly behind Eden Runners. Running cross country is ideal strength and stamina training for runners of all abilities.

The courses are relatively short (7-9k) and the running is fast (and muddy!). There are 5 fixtures in a winter series, all in North Cumbria locations (Keswick, Carlisle, Cockermouth etc), and the series runs between October and December each year. There are also junior races at each event, for children aged between 8 and 16 years. If you would like any information please contact the Club’s XC Captain Melanie Williams (melanie@zaksystems.co.uk)

Dates for the winter 207 XC season are;

October 7th  Cockermouth (Just Past School – on Embleton Road)

October  22nd  (Sun)  Carlisle – (Rickerby Great Park)

October 28th  Penrith (Hunter Hall School – signposted from Alston Rd)

November 11th  Keswick (Fitz Park)

December (9 or 16th tbc) Workington (Curwen Park) (Incorporating Cumbria Vets Champs – separate entry reqd)

Children’s race starts at 12noon with the adults race at 1pm.