Cross Country

Victory AC takes part in The Hampshire League, The Southern Cross Country League (SXCL) and the Cross-Country Championships 

Contact the VAC XC Captains: Andrew Smith and Marilyn Crocker either at a club night or via email for more information and to sign up to represent Victory AC at this season's Cross Country races. 

Hampshire Cross Country League
The Hampshire Cross Country League operates on Saturdays once a month from October to February.

The club pays a subscription to join the league. 

All club members are entitled to take part at no cost to individuals, but you may have to pay for parking at some venues. 

You must run in club colours (vests available to borrow for new members) and you should be registered with England Athletics as a competitive athlete. 

Women's races are 6k (~4 miles) and start at 13:35.
Men's races are 9-10k (~6 miles) and start at 14:30.
More information and results are available on the Hampshire Athletics website

Hampshire Cross Country League 2019/20 Fixtures

The league season runs from October to February and comprises five races in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

Saturday 12th October 2019
King's Park, Bournemouth hosted by Bournemouth A.C. 

Saturday 9th November 2019
Sparsholt College, Winchester hosted by Winchester & District A.C

Saturday 30th November 2019
Wellesley Woodlands, Aldershot hosted by Aldershot, Farnham & District A.C

Saturday 11th January 2020
Prospect Park, Reading hosted by Reading A.C.

Saturday 8th February 2020
Popham Airfield, Basingstoke hosted by Basingstoke and Mid Hants A.C.

Timetable for Season 2018/19 (showing race times and maximum course distance)

1200    Under 13 Girls    3.0km
1215    Under 13 Boys    3.0km 
1230    Under 15 Girls    4.0km 
1250    Under 15 Boys    4.0km 
1305    Under 17 Women    4.0km
1335    Senior Women    6.0km  (including Veteran and Under 20 Women) 
1410    Under 17 Men    6.0km 
1430    Senior Men    10.0km  (including Veteran and Under 20 Men)

Southern Cross Country League (SXCL)
Southern Cross Country League consists of 21 clubs in the Hampshire Division who compete in 6-7 multi-terrain events (hosted by different member clubs) which are held at various locations around the county between October and March. 

The events are good fun and we are always keen to field complete teams and do well in the league. 

The men's league requires five for a team and the women's league requires three. 

Races are approx 5m. All races start at 11am and entrance is free for participants - as it's paid for by the Club! 

Visit the Southern Cross Country League (SXCL) website for more details, including league table, results and rules

Southern Cross Country League 2019/20 Fixtures

Sun 27th Oct 2019;  Pamber Forest (Near Tadley) Hosted by Basingstoke & MH AC 

Sun 10th Nov 2019;   Queen Elizabeth Country Park Hosted by Portsmouth Joggers Club

Sun 8th Dec 2019;  The Bourne Woods Hosted by Farnham Runners

Sun 29th Dec 2019;   Lord Wandsworth College Hosted by Hart Road Runners

Sunday 19th Jan 2020;  Chawton House

TBC - Feb 2020 - possibly Alice Holt

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