Cross country running may hold bad memories of cold, wet school playing fields for some, but it is a great way to enjoy running without pounding the pavements or the track and much less gimicky than these new 'muddy' challenges with barbed wire and ice baths. You don't have to be Mo Farrah to join in either. All abilities welcome, young and old. Spikes are handy especially after periods of heavy rain but some still wear trail shoes. Club colours must be worn and a number pinned to the front. Let's see lots of new faces out there having a go.
So, if you want to run in the 2018/19 Manchester Area Cross Country League (MACCL) then please contact one of the following people (juniors should consult with their coach first to ensure it is appropriate for them):
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS LAST YEAR THERE ARE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PRE-ENTERED AND INTEND TO RUN IN ONE OF THE RACES THEN YOU MUST NOTIFY ONE OF THE CLUB CONTACTS LISTED ABOVE BY THURSDAY THE 4TH OF OCTOBER PRIOR TO RACE ONE.
As for previous seasons it is free for you to enter and race and you don't need to pre-select the exact races you want to run, just state your intention to run at least one of them during the season. The club is charged for pre-entries who do not end up running at least one race so please consider whether you will be able to run in at least one of the races.
For those who have entered in previous years then just let us know that you want to run; for those who are new to the club, in order to enter you we need your date of birth and EA competition license number (if you are unsure what this is let us know). Although you can enter at any time during the season, in order to help the MACCL admin team (who are volunteers who have a lot of entries to process) can you try and let us know by the 21st of September.
Also, please remember to keep your number when you collect it for the first time for the other races. You will be charged for replacement numbers for subsequent races.
The fixture dates are below and also a link to the MACCL website. The start times of each race and approximate distances run as well as other key info can be found on this website.