Southern Cross Country League (SXCL)

Start of 2019 SXCL race at The Bourne, Farnham

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 calendar 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 2023-24 season

Date Host club Venue
29th Oct 2023 Basingstoke & MH AC Benyons Inclosure
26th Nov 2023
Farnham Runners Alice Holt Forest
17th Dec 2023 Hart Road Runners Lord Wandsworth College
21st Jan 2024 Alton Runners Chawton House
18th Feb 2024 Farnham Runners Bourne Woods
3rd March 2024 Fareham Running Club Race cancelled

* Location details to be confirmed

Note that the 2020-21 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Press releases for 2022-23 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 4 men and first 4 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 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.