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Wormwood Scrubs (2021 season) – Race report by Alastair Aitken

The 4th Met League of the season15th of January 2022START FITNESS – Metropolitan League – Sponsored by Start FitnessWormwood Scrubs TVH Officials from the Host club, predicted early in the week that, the course at the ‘Scrubs’ would be muddy going and it was Alastair...

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Race 4 (2021) – Wormwood Results – 15/01/2022

The results from the fourth race at Wormwood Scrubs can be found at the link below. These are semi-live results that are added after each race so are subject to change whilst the races are in progress. The status bar at the top will indicate where we are with the...

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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.

2021 – 2022 Season Update

Please find listed below the dates for the forthcoming season, 2021-2022, assuming we will be able to return to cross country running and are able to meet UKA Guidelines.

Fixtures 2021/22

Saturday 16th October 2021 – Claybury (Hosted by WGEL)

Saturday 13th November 2021 – WGC (Hosted by Herts Phoenix)

Saturday 4th December 2021 – Uxbridge (Hosted by Hillingdon)

Saturday 15th January 2022 – Wormwood Scrubs (Hosted by TVH)

Saturday 19th February 2022 – Trent Park (Hosted by Barnet & District)

 

 

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.