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.



2013 Inter Counties Cross Country Championships


Cofton Park Birmingham

Jonathan Davies became the first ever Berkshire athlete to win consecutive titles at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, held in Cofton Park, Birmingham. Jonathan followed up last season’s success in the under 17’s race with a very well judged win in his first attempt in the under 20 Men’s.

Matthew Rawlings continued his fine season to finish runner up in the under 13 Boys, and with some excellent packing from Ben Hooper in 9th place, James Daly 26th and Sammy Hart 29th, the boys team also took the runner up spot.

Event Date: 

Saturday, March 9, 2013