The club participates in the Thames Valley Cross Country league throughout the winter. Races are run approximately every fortnight from October through to March with 13 clubs taking part over 8 races. Each club is expected to put in a team of 6 men and 3 ladies, of which at least 2 men and 1 lady must be veterans (over 40 for men, over 35 for ladies). The races themselves are between 5 and 6 miles in length over a variety of terrain. These are usually good fun and a good way of comparing your progress against similar runners that you will see at each race. The organising club also puts on a spread of sandwiches and cakes at the finish – sometimes we even get hot soup!
The club usually meet at the Two Poplars pub on Finchampstead Road, Wokingham before driving to each of the races. This means we can car share as there is sometimes limited parking and helps build camaraderie. Races start at 11am and the club will pay the entry fee for its runners.
Finch Coasters organises one of the races, usually the 3rd Sunday in January with the start located just off Bramshill Road, near Eversley.
More information can be found at the Thames valley Cross Country website. www.tvxc.org.uk
The 2010/2011 season fixture list is confirmed as:
14 November 2010 Datchet
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More details can be found on the events page.
Cross Country Championship
The club runs a competition for those taking part in the Cross Country League. A trophy is awarded to the best performing lady and gent in the cross country league. Points are awarded for each race a person takes part in and their position within that race. More points are awarded for races entered than position, so if someone does all 8 races they will beat someone who did seven, even if they won all of them. The prizes are awarded at the club’s Awards Dinner.
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