South of the Thames Cross Country Association

Founded January, 1893. Affiliated to England Athletics and the English Cross Country Association.

 

Detail from the ancient and weighty "Dewar Shield", awarded annually to the first team in the men's Championship race for over one hundred years.

Welcome

Entry details for the Championship race on 17 December 2016 are to be found at the 'Events coming up' tab.

The South of the Thames Cross Country Association has been flourishing for well over one hundred years now and continues to provide opportunities for club runners to test themselves against others from clubs based in an area bounded by the River Thames in the north, the south coast, the county of Kent in the east and as far west as a team might be prepared to travel.

The Association's races have been a fertile ground for developing runners, male and female,  but are just as welcoming for those longer in the tooth who wish to renew the struggle against old adversaries.

The 5 miles Team Race is traditionally held in November and only requires four to score in each team, whilst the Championship event for one of the oldest team trophies in our sport, held over a minimum of 10k and usually 12k, in December, requires six scoring runners with a further eagerly fought competition, currently for men only, at twelve runners to score.

If your club is interested in taking part, please contact the Secretary who will be delighted to give you further information and encourage your club to join the Association.  Affiliation is a mere 7 per year and entry fees for the races work out at around 1 per runner.