The North East Harrier League (NEHL) Cross Country is a great way to get involved with the club and meet new members. Meetings take place on Saturdays and Sundays between September and March incorporating 6 League fixtures. A series of handicapped races for all abilities based on a league system with three divisions.
You may see posts referring to XC this generally refers to the harrier league cross country but may include other events. To run in the Harrier League you have to be a club member and you just have to let your club Captains know that you want to take part.
Current Club Captains: Men: Scott McEntee, Women: Ellen Cole
The Sherman Cup / Davison shield is a non handicapped series of races taking place on one day. A club gains points via having people compete in every age category. Under 13 etc up to seniors and vets. The winning club takes away the silverware!.
The various other Cross Country Championships, are the Northeast championships (normally second Saturday in December), The Northern championships in January and following on the next month the Nationals.
They are slightly longer races and are non-handicapped or scratch races. That means a massed start with clubs being allocated a start pen on the start line. All club members all welcome to enter these races, we normally charge a deposit for entry (approx £7), refundable after racing. It is truly an awesome sight to see the start of the nationals.
NEHL start times are below but as a rule be at start 5 mins before your race time to avoid having to chase on!
12.00 Under 11 Boys
12.05 Under 11 Girls
12.15 Under 17 men
12.20 U17 and U20 women
12.35 Under 15 Boys
12.40 Under 15 Girls
12:50 Under 13 boys
12:55 Under 13 girls
13.05 Senior & veteran women
13:50 Senior & Veteran Men
Start Fitness North East Harrier League 2018/19
Below are the dates/venues,
North Easterns 8th December 2018 Wrekington
Northerns 26th Jan 2019 Pontefract
Nationals 23rd Feb 2019 Leeds