Southern Cross Country League (SXCL)

Start of 2019 SXCL race at The Bourne, Farnham

Covid-19 update: Fixtures for the 2020-21 season have yet to be announced.

The league was formerly the Hampshire Division of the Today’s Runner Winter League, also commonly known as the Today’s Runner Cross Country League (TRXCL).

The races are on Sundays unless stated, about once per month from October through until February or March. All races start at 11 am.

All races qualify for participating Farnham Runners towards their annual Grand Prix points total for their respective calender year unless indicated.

All runners must wear a club vest.

For further information including rules, fixture details and locations see the Southern Cross Country League website.

Races for 2019/2020 season

Date Host club Venue
27th Oct 2019 Basingstoke & MH AC Pamber Forest
10th Nov 2019 Portsmouth Joggers Queen Elizabeth Country Park
8th Dec 2019 Farnham Runners The Bourne, Farnham
29th Dec 2019 Hart Road Runners Lord Wandsworth College
19th Jan 2020 Alton Runners Chawton House
9th Feb 2020 All clubs Alice Holt Forest

Press releases for 2019/20 season »

About the league

Courses are a mixture of woodland trails and parkland and are usually not usually more than 5 miles in length.

Men and women compete in the same race with the first 5 men and first 3 women from each club scoring points. All abilities take part and even non-scorers can affect the result by getting ahead of scorers from other clubs.

Racing in this league is more about friendly competition and making sure everyone enjoys the events. One feature of this friendly atmosphere is that each host club provides refreshments (for £1) after each event while the results are prepared and presented.

Note that men who have run faster than 5:30 minutes per mile pace and women who have run faster than 6:00 minutes per mile pace in a measured road race of 5 miles or more in the twelve months prior to the first race of the season are ineligible for any race in this league. This converts to 10k times of 34:11 – men and 37:17 – ladies.