It isn't that long before it will start to go dark in the mid-afternoon and the weather will be cold and damp... such a miserable thought!
However, fear not! For there is a reason to be cheerful - such conditions are perfect for a spot of cross country running!
2018-19 Club Cross Country Championship
As usual, the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship will consist of nine races: the five races from the Manchester Area Cross Country League and the four races from the South East Lancs Cross Country League.
The leagues have struggled to secure suitable venues for this season; the venue for the fifth Manchester league fixture is still to be confirmed, while there will be two South East Lancs fixtures held at Heaton Park. However, all being well, we will have nine races to take part in.
The cost of entering our cross country championship is just £20, which includes entry to all nine fixtures. An absolute bargain!
Sign up by Sunday 16th September using the red button below:
A fixture list and more information can be found at the 2018-19 Cross Country Championship page.
University of Manchester Cross Country Relays
Our club enters teams into the University of Manchester Cross Country Relays. There are races for men (teams of six), women (teams of three) and mixed (teams of six). The club will pay the entry fees for any teams that we enter!
The event will take place on Saturday 27th October from 1:00pm at:Wythenshawe Sports Ground
Regional Cross Country Championships
Our club also takes part in three other cross country championships:
- Greater Manchester Cross Country Championship
- Northern Cross Country Championship
- National Cross Country Championship
These events are not included in our own club cross country championship and they must be entered separately - entry details will follow in due course.
2018-19 Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships
The 2018-19 Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 8th December at:Boggart Hole Clough
Charlestown Road Manchester
To enter the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships, you either need to have been born in Greater Manchester or have lived in Greater Manchester for the preceding nine months before the date of the race.
2019 Northern Cross Country Championships
The 2019 Northern Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 26th January at:Pontefract Racecouse
2019 National Cross Country Championships
The 2019 National Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 23rd February at:Harewood House