2019-2020 Cross Country Fixture List

from Athletics NI

Date Event Name
29th September TJ McElmeel Cup
19th October Comber Cross Country
9th November NI & Ulster Uneven Age Groups & Bobby Rea
23rd November Malcolm Cup
7th December Mighty Oaks
14th December North West XC
12th January Mathieson Cup
8th February Stormont Cross Country
22nd February NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country

**Please note the League fixtures may be subject to change.


  1. The Cross Country League shall comprise teams from all Clubs in NI and Ulster affiliated to their governing bodies.
  2.  Only registered members of affiliated clubs will be eligible to count for team scoring.
    3. Teams (Male and Female) will consist of a minimum of 4 runners.
    4. Runners must clearly state their club’s name on entry forms beforehand, otherwise their
    finishing position will not be counted.
    5. All competitors must be aged 16 years or older
    6. The placings of the first 4 runners will decide the team’s finishing position
    7. Double points will be awarded to teams participating in the NI & Ulster Senior Cross
    Country Championships. This will apply to both team and participation points.
    8. The teams will be combined seniors/masters squads and take part in the same race.
    9. Where separate Masters’ races are held only the placings and the number of finishers from the open event will count towards a team’s score. However is Masters O60+ compete in a separate race, they will be allowed to count towards club participation points, if the club’s quota of 12 participants is not reached in the open race.
    10. Scoring will be calculated in each race using the following formula:-
    First place team – 16 points
    Second place team – 14 points
    Third place team – 12 points
    Fourth place team – 10 points
    Fifth place team – 8 points
    Sixth place team – 6 points
    Seventh place team – 4 points
    Eighth Place team – 2 points
    In addition to the team points clubs will score one point for each finisher in the race up to a
    maximum of 12. Teams must finish a minimum of 4 runners before participation points can
    be scored.
    11. The league will consist of a total of 9 events through the Cross Country season. League
    placement will be decided on the basis of a team’s best 7 events. Therefore teams can
    disregard the scoring (if any) of their worst 2 events (N.B. The Men’s and Women’s leagues
    will be scored separately so the best 7 events in the Women’s and Men’s sections do not
    need to be the same).
    12. Prizes will be awarded to the top eight teams in the league (both male and female).
    13. Any disputes raised in relation to the competition will be referred to the Athletics NI Cross Country and Road Running Committee for decision if they cannot be amicably resolved otherwise. The decision of the Committee in such matters will be final.