Surrey Cross Country League - Latest!


The summer is a distant memory, the ground is softening and the cross country season is here.. The first race in the men's Surrey League is on Saturday 13th October at Roundshaw Downs in Wallington - starting at 3pm. This is a new venue for me in the Surrey League (although I have run the Parkrun that is held there), it is on the site of what was Croydon airport. For those that haven't run in the cross country league races before, please see some detail below: The league season consists of four races between October and February, each of which is on a Saturday afternoon and is over a five mile distance. The running clubs of Surrey are split into four divisions. There are two clubs promoted and two relegated from each division at the end of every season. The top ten finishers for the club score in each race. The aggregate of their finishing positions make up the points total for that race with the lowest number of points topping the rankings. There is also a less formal "B" team league for each clubs' 11th to 20th placed racers. The "B" team league does not affect promotion/relegation at the season end - but it will be good to place well in this league to prove our 'strength in depth'! After DMVAC's unfortunate relegation last season, we will be competing in Division Three this season with our sights firmly set on a swift return to Division Two. To achieve promotion and also to place well in the "B" team league, we need to be aiming for a minimum of twenty Dorking & Mole Valley runners on the start line for each race. So regardless of your perceived ability, form or age we would like to see you at each of these races. Please drop me a line to let me know that you can make it on 13 October so that I can get an idea of numbers before the day. Email to bruceharrold@hotmail.co.uk or SMS to 07449453773 We haven't yet been sent race instructions by the organisers, but we will be looking to meet at 14:20 and there are good instructions on parking and travel on the parkrun website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roundshaw/course/ The full fixture list is shown below - please try to keep these Saturdays free Saturday 13 October Roundshaw (Croydon Airport) 3pm Saturday 10 November Epsom Downs 3pm Saturday 12 January Oxshott Woods 2.30pm Saturday 9 February Lloyd Park Croydon 12.30 Thanks Bruce 07449453773