Stowmarket Striders
Running Club

Suffolk Winter League County Cross Country

The Suffolk Cross Country League is a series of five races run during the winter months. It is only open to Suffolk running clubs, but again this is open to all ages (there is also usually a Junior race) and abilities and is a great social event. There are five races in the series, each approximately 5 miles over multi-terrain track and fields.  The club gains points for every member that enters, so your very presence will be a boost for the club. The club with the highest points at the end of the season goes forward to the finals.  There are individual prizes for age category winners (to qualify you need to run 4 out of the 5 races) but sometimes the most rewarding challenge is to just see how your performance and strength improves as the season progresses.

These races are held on Sundays at 11am and cost £4 per person payable on the day to the Team Captains.  All you need to do to enter is turn up at the venue in your Stowmarket Striders team kit, see Team Captains, Melody-Anne & Ritchie and pay £4 to enter.  Hot drinks and cakes afterwards! So come along and try one, or join in them all.

Junior races usually start at 10.45am and are free to enter.

To qualify for individual prizes, athletes must compete at 4 out of the 6 races.



Sunday XC training is held at Haughley Park throughout the winter months from Sunday 9th October 2016

8.30am - Senior session (1 hour) weekly

9.30am - Juniors & beginners session (45 mins)


Sunday 22 Jan Senior & Junior sessions
Sunday 29 Jan Senior & Junior sessions
Sunday 5th Feb Seniors training only
Sunday 12th Feb Senior & Junior sessions
Sunday 19th Feb No Training – SWL XC race at Nowton Park
Sunday 26th Feb Seniors training only
Sunday 5th Mar No Training – SWL XC race at Fritton Lake
Sunday 12th Mar Seniors training only
Sunday 19th Mar No Training – Stowmarket Half Marathon
Sunday 26th Mar No Training – SWL XC race Haverhill  location tbc


SWL XC League 2016/2017 Fixtures


Race Distance Venue Event Date Link
Framlingham XC 5 Miles Sports Club, Badingham Road 30/10/2016 - 11:00
Woodbridge XC 5 Miles Sutton Village Hall 04/12/2016 - 11:00
Stowmarket XC 5 Miles Haughley Park 15/01/2017 - 11:00
Bury XC 5 Miles Nowton Park 19/02/2017 - 11:00
Haverhill XC 5 Miles Samuel Ward Academy 26/03/2017 - 11:00
Bungay XC 5 Miles Fritton Lake 05/03/2017 - 11:00