Cross Country

Cross Country

From October to March, Red Rose Road Runners compete in the Mid Lancs Cross Country League against numerous clubs from across Lancashire. The competition is split into a number of leagues which clubs complete for promotion and avoid relegation. Individual honours are also up for grabs.

The races are held on a Saturday, are free to enter, and normally organised by competing clubs. Prior to running you will need to register, whilst this can be done on the day you are advised to avoid the last minute rush and contact Pita Oates, our Ladies Cross Country Captain, as soon as possible using the form at the bottom of this page.

Once registered, your number is valid for the rest of the season with the exception of Liverpool where you will be given a different race number. Keep your number safe and bring it to the races as duplicates require lots of extra admin and bother for the club captains at a busy time.

Club kit must be worn for these races (you are reminded that all members are required to wear a club vest, short or long sleeve top in all competitions).

For more information, see the Mid Lancs League website.


There are 4 senior categories for men and women, and a number for juniors (U11’s to U20’s). Each category has 1 or more leagues where runners compete to score points for the team.

Senior First 6 of any age to count
Vet 40 First 4 over 40 to count
Vet 50 First 3 over 50 to count
Vet 60 First 3 over 60 to count
Senior First 3 of any age to count
Vet 35 First 3 over 35 to count
Vet 45 First 3 over 45 to count
Vet 55 First 3 over 55 to count

There are also individual prizes are available in each category.


In divisions with 7 teams, 1st team 7 points, 2nd team 6 points… 7th team 1 point. For all other leagues, 1st team 10 points, 2nd team 9 points… 9th team 2 points, any remaining teams 1 point.

If there are not enough runners to form a team, no points are scored. Where a club fields enough runners to form 2 teams, they will also score points for a ‘B’ team.

Overall points total is calculated from the best 4 finishes from the 6 races.

Individual Winners

Overall position is calculated from the lowest 4 positions, with vet positions calculated to only include eligible runners.

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Upcoming Races

For this year’s results see the Mid Lancs League website.  The results for previous years are here.

Liverpool Cross Country
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please note the timings for this event are different from the rest of the Cross Country series.  Click here for event timings and route.

2017 / 2018 Races

Men and women compete in separate races and distances. The men’s race is approximately 10km, and the women’s 6km. There are also junior races held throughout the day.

Date Location Results
The women’s races begin at 14:00 and men’s at 14:30 (except Liverpool, where women start at 13:20 and men at 14:00).
14th October 2017 Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge
25th November 2017 Sefton Park, Liverpool
9th December 2017 Leigh Sports Village
13th January 2018 Towneley Park, Burnley
17th February 2018 Lancaster
3rd March 2018 Ulverston

In addition to the above there is a possible reserve fixture in March 2018.  See the Mid Lancs League for updates.  The reserve fixture might be used in the event that the Mid Lancs League have to cancel a previous fixture.