BUH&AC’s x-country race is held as part of Red Rose Cross Country league. The fixtures and venues vary year-to-year, but Bolton’s event is usually held in late November or early December. In 2011, new courses were designed for all age-groups, making the most of Leverhulme Park’s varied terrain and setting – undulating woodland trails, flat grassy fields, steep climbs and descents, and even a water obstacle!
Although this is largely an inter-club event, members of the public and non-RRXC affilitated clubs are welcome to register at Race HQ within the Leverhulme Park Community Centre (BL2 6EX) – Head to the office at the start of the indoor sprinting straight (opposite end to the indoor long jump sand pit). Members of participating RRXC clubs should enter via their team manager, not at the Race HQ or the Bolton gazebo.
Team tents can be erected by the start on the west side of the centre path (not on the football pitches). All runners are kindly requested not to enter the indoor track or Powerleague with muddy shoes.
The 2016 Bolton fixture will be on Saturday, 12th November.
There are seven races on the day, with several categories held within each:
12.15pm: Under 11 Boys (approximately 2km)
12.30pm: Under 11 Girls (approximately 2km)
12.45pm: Under 13 Boys (~2.5km)
1.00pm: Under 13 Girls (~2.5km)
1.15pm: Under 15 Boys & Girls (~4km)
1.35pm: Under 17 Boys & Girls (~5km)
Women (Junior, Senior, & Veteran) (~5km)
2.15pm: Men (Junior, Senior, & Veteran) (~10km)
2017: Steady on…it ain’t happened yet!
2016: Steady on…it ain’t happened yet!
2015: Results, Report
2014: Results, Report, Photos (BUH&AC), Photos (RunningPix)
2013: Results, Report, Photos (BUH&AC), Photos (RunningPix A), Photos (RunningPix B)
2012: Results, Report, Photos (BUH&AC), Photos (RunningPix)
2011: Results, Photos – Seniors (RunningPix), Photos – Juniors (RunningPix)
2010: Cancelled due to snow!
2009: Results, Photos (RunningPix)
2008: Results, Photos (RunningPix)
The current season (2016) fixture dates and venues are:
Round 1: Saturday, 10th October – Leigh (Route Maps) @ Sports Village (WN7 4JY)
Round 2: Saturday, 29th November – Blackburn (Route Maps) @ Witton Park (BB2 2TP)
Round 3: Saturday, 12th November – Bolton @ Leverhulme Park (BL2 6EX)
Round 4: Saturday, 3rd December – Rossendale (Route Maps) @ Marl Pits (BB4 7SW)
Venues in previous seasons have included:
Hyndburn (Route Maps: U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s & Women, Men) @ Wilson Fields, Accrington (BB5 5SD)
Chorley (Route Maps) @ Astley Park (PR7 1NP)
Bury (Route Maps) @ Chesham Fields (BL9 6EL)
More information about the upcoming season (2016) can be found here. This includes how to register and important highlights about the regulations and rule changes.