Cross Country

News & Results

If you want to build strength and endurance over the Winter months whilst having an absolute ball with your teammates, then Cross Country is for you. Run stronger in 2022 whether your aim is a 5k PB at parkrun, the London marathon, triathlon or some mad ultra run.

Update 18th Sep: The Sunday league is yet to confirm their races and I’m keen to take part in this if possible, so at this stage whilst I can’t complete the A&T Champs, I have declared several fixtures below. Note that you will be able to compete in the full series for each league even if a race is not in the A&T Champs. 

If you think you may compete in even 1 race this year then please let me know by Sunday 5th Sep so that I can pre-register you. This doesn’t fully commmit you, but it is typically around £6 for a series of 4 or 5 races if pre-registered, and £10 if done later. Note that in celebration of its 50th year, Red Rose will be giving a buff to each pre-registered athlete who completes in at least 1 race.

Tim Campbell, A&T Cross Country Captain

A&T Champs Race Schedule for 2021-22

The following fixtures are confirmed as part of the A&T champs, with others pending final declaration of the leagues

  • Sat 2nd Oct   –  Leigh Sports Village – Red Rose
  • Sat 16th Oct – Leverhulme Park, Bolton – Red Rose
  • Sat 30th Oct – Wilson Fields, Hyndburn – Mid Lancs
  • Sat 13th Nov – Centre Vale Park, Todmorden – Red Rose
  • Sat 27th Nov – Sefton Park, Liverpool – Mid Lancs
  • Sat 4th Dec   –  Rossendale, Marl Pits – Red Rose
  • Sat 12th Feb – Leigh Sports Village – Mid Lancs
  • Sat 12th Mar – Burnley – Mid Lancs         

A&T Championship Rules

  • Club colours: you must wear a club vest or t-shirt when competing, check individual leagues for their rules
  • Age Categories: Whilst each league will have the standard age group categories displayed on their results, Astley & Tyldesley age grading for the champs will be ‘Senior’ is under 45 and ‘Vet’ is 45 and over for both men and women. As at the first race of the season.
  • Scoring: In all A&T championship age categories 1st place 30 points, 2nd place 29 points, 3rd place 28 points, etc. Best 6 from 12, with head-to-head countback in the event of a tie. 4 races to qualify for prizes.
  • Championship Awards: Perpetual trophies will be awarded to first man and woman in each age category. Championship trophies to first 3 men and women in each age category. 
  • Special award: For anyone who completes all A&T Champs fixtures

Affiliated Leagues 2021-22

Red Rose (

  • Entry fee: Pre-register = £6 (series), Post entry (series) = £10, Guests = £6 per fixture
  • Race times: Ladies = 13:35, Gents = 14:15

Red Rose Fixture List (see above for A&T champs races)

  1. Sat 2nd Oct – Leigh Sports Village
  2. Sat 16th Oct – Bolton, Leverhulme Park
  3. Sat 13th Nov – Todmorden, Centre Vale Park
  4. Sat 4th Dec – Rossendale, Marl Pits

South-East Lancs Cross Country League (

  • Entry fee: Pre-registration (series) = £6, Post entry (series) = £10, guest & 2nd claim = £10 per race
  • Race times: Ladies = 13:40, Gents = 14:20

SELCC Fixture List (see above for A&T champs races)

  1. Sat 23rd Oct – Heaton Park
  2. Sat 20th Nov – Heaton Park
  3. Sat 18th Dec – Tandle Hills
  4. Sat 22nd Jan – Venue TBC
  5. Sat 12th Feb – Spare date if any postponements

Mid-lancs (

  • Entry fee: Free – paid by club
  • Race times: Ladies = 13:30, Gents = 14:15

Mid-lancs Fixture list

  1. Sat 9th Oct – Burnley (Trawden AC)
  2. Sat 30th Oct – Hyndburn (Hyndburn AC)
  3. Sat 27th Nov – Liverpool (British Athletics)
  4. Sat 15th Jan – Blackpool (BWFAC & Fylde)
  5. Sat 12th Feb – Leigh Sports Village (Leigh Harriers)
  6. Sat 12th Mar – Burnley (Clayton)

North West Cross Country (website in dev)

Entry fee: TBC

Race times: Sunday 10 am (all runners together) TBC

NWCC Fixture list (TBC)

Sun 19th Dec   –  Arrowe Park, Birkenhead

Only 1 race confirmed as yet, others to be confirmed soon and likely to be from the following list:

  • Clarke Gardens
  • Croxteth Park
  • Runcorn Town Park
  • Beacon Fell
  • Birchwood Park

Archive: A&T Champ Previous Years Results         

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