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CANCELLED – Race 5 (2021 Season) at Trent Park

Regretfully after discussions between the host club, Enfield Council and other parties we have decided to cancel tomorrow's (Saturday 19th Feb) race due to be held at Trent Park. Not a decision we have taken lightly but is for the safety of all. As we are unable to...

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Race 5 (2021 season) – Trent Park details now available

Details of our 5th, and last race of the season are now available. There are also the end of season presentation so please hang around after the race.Please pay attention to the transport sections and parking. This is a public park so we don't have exclusive access to...

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Upcoming Races

Metropolitan Cross Country League 

Currently, the league is made up of 23 athletic and running clubs from Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

There are 5 Metropolitan League cross country fixtures held in various locations between October and February. Male & female athletes from aged 9 upwards compete at each fixture and there are 6 races which are categorised as, under 11 boys, under 11 girls, under 13 boys, under 13 girls, combined under 15 boys and under 17 men, combined under 15 girls and under 17 women, combined senior women and veteran women then finally, senior men and veteran men. The senior and veterans races also include divisions one, two and three.

Everyone that completes their respective race, no matter what position they finish, scores for their club. These points are calculated after each fixture. After the final fixture the league results are totalled up and the winners are crowned.

2022 – 2023 Season Update

Please find listed below the dates for the forthcoming season, 2022-2023.

Fixtures 2022/23

Saturday 15th October 2022 hosted by WGEL @ Claybury

Saturday 12th November 2022 hosted by TVH @ Wormwood Scrubs

Saturday 3rd December 2022 hosted by Hillingdon @ Uxbridge

Saturday 14th January 2023 hosted by Herts P @ Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 11th February 2023 hosted by Barnet & District @ Trent Park inc. End of Season Presentation

 These are subject to change as dependant on guidelines, rule changes and approval by councils and other bodies.

Established in 1966

The Metropolitan Cross Country League was formed on 23 March 1966 at a meeting of interested clubs at the Primrose Public House in Bishopsgate, London. The eight clubs attending were Ealing Harriers (now Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC), Essex Beagles (now Newham & Essex Beagles AC), Hampstead Harriers (now Barnet & District AC), Highgate Harriers, Ilford AC, Polytechnic Harriers (now Kingston & Polytechnic AC), Thames Valley Harriers and Woodford Green AC (now Woodford Green with Essex Ladies AC). Hillingdon AC were asked to join the League for the first season.