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Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League

Latest News

Race 3 – Uxbridge Results – 07/12/2019

Live results can be found at the link below. The status bar at the top tells you where we are at with these so please check this.  https://1drv.ms/x/s!AqBm1D3bIZUKgqkZHNAa2VugDw6THg?e=ghspbg Please Note:  Any results queries should be via your team manager, please do...

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Incident at Stanborough Park – Welwyn

A few days after the last Start Fitness Metropolitan League fixture at Stanborough Park, I received a complaint from the Park Manager, which had also been sent to the local Environmental Protection Officer. The essence of this complaint was that a male runner had...

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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.

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.