X Country

Berkshire Cross Country Championship
Sunday December 17, 2017

About the championship

The cross country championship will take place at Prospect Park, Reading Berkshire on Sunday December 17, 2017.

Race Time Details Distance 
1 11:00 Junior, Senior & Masters (v35) Men 12,000m & 9,000m (Junior)
2 11:50 Junior, Senior & Masters (v35) Women 8,000m & 6,000m (Junior)
  12:30 Presentation for race 1  
3 12:35 Under 15 Boys 4,500m
4 12:50 Under 15 Girls 4,000m
  13:00 Presentation for race 2  
5 13:05 Under 13 Boys 3,000m
6 13:15 Under 13 Girls 3,000m
  13:20 Presentation for race 3 & 4  
7 13:25 Under 17 Men 6,000m
  13:40 Presentation for race 5 & 6  
8 13:45 Under 17 Women 5,000m
  14:20 Presentation for race 7 & 8  

 All distances are approximate.

The championship will be hosted by Reading AC

Age Groups

Age group
U13 Aged 11 on the day of the competition or 12 on 31st August 2017
U15 Ages 13 & 14 on 31st August 2017
U17 Ages 15 & 16 on 31st August 2017
Juniors * Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st August 2017
Seniors Must be 20 or over on 31st August 2017
Masters (V35) Must be 35 or over on the day of the competition


To be eligible to compete, an athlete must have been born in Berkshire; or have had 9 months continuous residence in Berkshire prior to December 17, 2017; or have served in a unit of HM Force stationed in Berkshire for 9 months immediately prior to December 19, 2017.

A student does not acquire a residential qualification by residence in Berkshire in school/college term time only.


If an athlete is 11 on the day of the race, they may compete as an Under 13.

* Juniors at the Inter Counties Cross Country must be under 20 @ midnight on December 31, 2018. If you were born between September 1, 1997 and December 31, 1998 you may prefer to enter as either a senior man or senior woman, to be considered for the Berkshire team.

An athlete in the Masters age group will only be allowed to enter as a Master and not as a Senior. This also applies to team results.


Enteries can only be made from this website. Postal entires will NOT be accepted. People entering via this website will be emailed a copy of the timetable and other details after entries have closed.

Individual Entry Fee £8.00 per athlete (for ALL Age Groups)



The closing date for entries will be December 12, 2017.

More information

If you have any questions or querries about this years championship please email David Noble


Athletes are reminded to read UKA Rule 21 S 6 UKA Supplement regarding County qualification, and Rule 21 S 1 UKA Supplement regarding Athlete Registration.

Team Entries

No entry fee - Teams do not need to be entered.

Team entries will be based on individual entry classifications, i.e. Masters cannot count as seniors.
For senior men the first (and subsequent) six finishers from a Club will automatically be counted as a team. For all other age groups the first (and subsequent) four finishers from a Club will constitute a team

Team Selection For Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

Subject to the two exceptions set out below, in each age group from Under 13 to Under 20, the first eight athletes to finish at the Berkshire Cross Country Championships will be offered a place. Athletes finishing between 9th and 12th will be offered the four reserve places.

Subject to the two exceptions set out below, in the Senior Women’s and the Senior Men’s age groups, the first nine athletes to finish at the Berkshire Cross Country Championships will be offered a place. Athletes finishing between 10th and 15th will be offered the six reserve places.

The only exceptions to the above are:

  1. An athlete who has been selected to compete at a higher level competition than the County Championships within 10 days of those Championships [16th December in 2017].
  2. An athlete who has finished in the first three at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championships [19th November in 2017], who is unable to compete in the Berkshire Championships due to illness or injury.

In either of the above cases, Berkshire Athletics must be informed at least the day before the Berkshire Championships [by 16th December 2017]. An athlete meeting either of these criteria will take the place of the 8th or 9th finisher, depending on the age group, who would be offered a reserve place instead of the 12th or 15th finisher respectively.

Under 20 athletes who reach the age of 20 during the year 2018 are advised to enter the Senior race at the Berkshire Championships if they wish to be considered for the Senior team at the Inter Counties Championships. As that competition is held under IAAF rules, these athletes would be too old to qualify for the Under 20 team.

Map & Logistics

In Prospect Park And on roads around the park.
Athlete Registration
In a tent near the start line in Prospect Park.
In the Prospect Park changing rooms.
In a tent near the start line in Prospect Park.

Entry Form

The entry form has been withdrawn as entries are now closed for this event.