Cross Country

The club has an active Cross Country 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 September 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 Kath Batty (


Dates for the Winter 2019 XC season:

21st September: Cockermouth (Just past school on Embleton Road)

12th October:  Penrith (Hunter Hall School, Frenchfields – signposted from Alston Road)

30th November: Keswick (Fitz Park)

7th December: Workington (Curwen Park)

15th December: Carlisle (Rickerby Park)

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

Please try to bring a completed extra form (below) to save time.