Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs).  The course, typically 4–12 kilometres (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.



2020/21 Berkshire XC Championships

‘It has been resolved, regrettably, to cancel the County Cross-Country Championships, earmarked for Sunday 13 December, due to the current co-vid crisis and uncertainty about the future. The option has been left open to rearrange the event should circumstances change; a suitable venue being available; and there being no significant clash with other events’.



County XC Championships


Copas Farms, Cookham

Here is the link to further details of the event and the Entry page:

To be eligible to compete, an athlete must have been born in Berkshire, or have had 9 months’ continuous bona fide residency in the county prior to the date of competition (December 17th 2023), or have served in a unit of HM Forces stationed in Berkshire for 9 months immediately prior to the competition. A student does not acquire a residential qualification by residence in Berkshire in school/college term time only.

Event Date: 

Sunday, December 17, 2023