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Cross Country

Victory AC takes part in The Hampshire League, The Southern Cross Country League (SXCL) and the Cross-Country Championships

Contact the VAC XC Captains: Andrew Smith and Marilyn Crocker
either at a club night or
via email vacxc@victoryac.org.uk
for more information and to sign up to represent Victory AC at this season's Cross Country races.

Scroll down the page or click on these links for infomation about the following:

The Hampshire Cross Country League
The Southern Cross Country League (SXCL)
Cross-Country Championships

Hampshire Cross Country League

The Hampshire Cross Country League operates on Saturdays once a month from October to February.

The club pays a subscription (currently £90!) to join the league.
All club members are entitled to take part at no cost to individuals.
Though you may have to pay for parking at some venues.

You must run in club colours (vests available to borrow for new members) and you should be registered with England Athletics as a competitive athlete – this currently costs £12 annually.

Women's races are 6k (~4 miles) and start at 13:35.
Men's races are 9-10k (~6 miles) and start at 14:30.
More information and results are available on the Hampshire Athletics website

Hampshire Cross Country League 2017/18 Fixtures : HXCL Fixtures 2017-18

Saturday 14th October 2017
King's Park, Bournemouth hosted by Bournemouth A.C.

Parking Payment notice for the Kings Park, Bournemouth fixture on Saturday 14th October 2017


Saturday 11 November 2017
Q E Country Park host club tbc


Saturday 2nd December 2017
Popham Airfield, Basingstoke hosted by Basingstoke & Mid Hants A.C.


Saturday 13th January 2018
Prospect Park, Reading hosted by Reading A.C.


Saturday 10th February 2018
Aldershot hosted by Aldershot, Farnham & District A.C.


Timetable for Season 2017/18
showing race times and maximum course distance

1200    Under 13 Girls    3.0km
1215    Under 13 Boys    3.0km
1230    Under 15 Girls    4.0km
1250    Under 15 Boys    4.0km
1305    Under 17 Women    4.0km
1335    Senior Women    6.0km
      (including Veteran and Under 20 Women)
1410    Under 17 Men    6.0km
1430    Senior Men    10.0km
      (including Veteran and Under 20 Men)

Southern Cross Country League (SXCL)

Southern Cross Country League consists of 21 clubs in the Hampshire Division who compete in 6-7 multi-terrain events (hosted by different member clubs) which are held at various locations around the county between October and March.

The events are good fun and we are always keen to field complete teams and do well in the league.

The men's league requires five for a team and the women's league requires three.

Races are approx 5m. All races start at 11am and entrance is free for participants - as it's paid for by the Club!

Visit the Southern Cross Country League (SXCL) website for more details, including league table, results and rules

Southern Cross Country League 2017/18 Fixtures

Pamber Forest (Near Tadley) Hosted by Basingstoke & MH AC
Took place on: Sun 8th Oct 2017


Sun 12th Nov 2017;   Queen Elizabeth Country Park Hosted by Portsmouth Joggers Club


Sun 10th Dec 2017;   The Bourne Woods Hosted by Farnham Runners


Sun 31st Dec 2017;   Lord Wandsworth College Hosted by Hart Road Runners


Sun 21st Jan 2018;  Manor Park Country Park Hosted by Stubbington Green ARC
Southern Cross Country League (SXCL) Race 5

Date: Sunday 21st January 2018 at 11:00

Venue: Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon SO31 1BH

VAC Meet: 9:15 at Lakeside/IBM North Harbour car park C

Please car share where possible as there is limited parking.
The country park have agreed that runners/supporters only need to pay for one hour’s car parking at £1.50 - rather than £3.50 for more than an hour.
Please have the correct money ready, as payment will be taken as you enter the country park.
Course is approx. 4.5 miles and will be very muddy.
Trail shoes with good grip are advised.
Course is not suitable for spikes.
Refreshments will be available afterwards in the QE Activity Centre at a cost of £1.50.
Please bring clean shoes to wear inside the hall.
The provisional team results will be given out as soon as possible in the hall.
Host club, Stubbington, are very short of marshals at the moment and are asking for volunteers from other clubs.
Stubbington hold their 10k race only the week before - and a huge number of their members were needed to marshal that.
Two Sundays running is a big ask for any club!
If anyone can help marshal at Manor Farm (non-running partners, anyone injured etc), please forward names to your XC captains (Andy Smith & Marilyn) on the VAC Facebook page, or: xc@victoryac.org.uk
07976 946518 (Andy)
07954 382340 (Marilyn)
Or volunteer directly to: Chris Hall hally.pfc@ntlworld.com Stubbington Green Runners


Sunday 25th Feb (date to be confirmed) ;  Polecat Valley Hosted by Haslemere Border


Cross-Country Championships

Details to come