Monthly Handicap

On the first Saturday of each month, juniors run a cross country time trial.  This provides an introduction to competitive running and helps us to monitor their progression and improvement.

Runners under 11 run a 2.25km course, and older Juniors run a 2.75km course.  The competition is run over the course of a calendar year, and the points system is based on their improvement on their previous performances.  There is a trophy awarded each month for the most improved under 11 and under 17 runner.

Junior runners must register for this race between 9:00am and 9:30am at Southgate Hockey Centre.

Cross Country League competitions

We participate in two cross-country leagues – the North West London Young Athletes Cross Country League, and the Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League. These each comprise (approximately) monthly fixtures in the North London area from October through to February.  Details of these are posted in the calendar section.

Track and Field competitions

We participate in the Middlesex Young Athletes League.  These are England Athletics licensed fixtures which provide full competitive experience for junior athletes in a range of track and field event, over four monthly events from April through to July each year.  We also support junior athletes to compete in open grade track competitions.