Chiltern Cross Country League
Redway Runners have been a part of the ‘CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE’ since October 2014.
Redway Runners Team Managers are:
- Andy Collins for adults you can contact him by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doug Yabsley for under 18s you can contact him by mail – email@example.com
What is The Chiltern League?
The Chiltern League is a series of 5 races taking part on a Saturday, once a month between October and February the courses are multi-laps and 5–10 kilometres long (ladies 5-6k and men’s 8-10k) they are generally run around open countryside on grass.
Ladies and men race on the same day at separate times, usually early afternoon.
It is both an individual and a team sport, runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring system where the first 10 men and 6 ladies will score for the team.
How much is entry?
Entry is free to all England Athletics affiliated Redway Runners members (see your Love Admin account to add EA affiliation if needed) – once registered you will be given a race number to use all season (note if you lose this number a replacement will cost £3)
Who can take part?
All England Athletic affiliated Redway Runners Members can take part but how you represent the club depends on your England Athletics membership
- 1st claim paid England Athletics Affiliation can take part in the league for free and score
- 2nd claim England Athletics Affiliation (if first claim club is in the Chiltern League) have to run for first claim club
- 2nd claim England Athletics Affiliation (if first claim club are not in the Chiltern League) are free but do not score
Non England Athletics Affiliation members cannot take part – If you want to take part you need to add England Athletics Affiliation to your membership (sign in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account, then select ‘payments’ and ‘Add EA’ on the left)
Do I have to run all the races?
No, you can run as many you like, but the more you do the better for the team
What to wear? And bring with you
Under the league rules all runners must wear club kit, so your Redway Runners top (i.e. either tee or vest, if you do not have one they can be ordered from the club shop – but take about 21 days) base layers under this is allowed to keep warm.
Shoes will depend on what the weather has been like some of the courses can get very muddy so trail shoes at a minimum will be needed but lot of people favour cross country spikes. Although historically the first race in October is dry so you could use normal road shoes, so you can try before you buy…
Cross Country is held outside over winter, so it can be cold and wet, or dry and sunny. So come prepared with clothing to keep you warm before and after. There is usually a Redway Runners tent, with free tea and coffee provided, where you can leave any belongings (at your own risk).
Help with setting up and dismantling our tent afterwards would be appreciated.
What about under 18’s?
On the day there is also races for younger runners, that are on the same day, for all the details about these contact Doug, his details above
Where and When
All the details of races and results are available at the website for the event at: www.chilternccl.co.uk and will be posted here and on the Facebook group page, when available
If you have any question please feel free to email Andy Collins (email above) and also join the Redway Runners Cross Country Facebook group to be kept up to date with all the team activities: