Thursday, 23 November 2017

Kent Cross Country League

The Kent County Athletics Association's series of cross country races are known as the Kent Cross Country League, or KXCL. They take place during the winter and consist of four races for each age/gender category spread over five different venues. Unlike the Kent Fitness League (which is non-elite), these races are open to, and attract, the very best runners in the county.

Each category features a slightly different distance which ranges from 2.5 kilometres for the youngest through to approx 5km for the senior women and 10km for the senior mens race. The races are held at different time slots throughout the early afternoon, usually starting with the youngest and working through to the senior mens race. The latest full information for distances and times for each age group can be found on the official website.


The information here centres around the senior/vet mens race as this is the series/league that I am taking part in.

Stanhill Farm, Wilmington (Hosted by Dartford Harriers)

  • Course summary: 4 laps run on farmer's tracks around fields - The first lap is shorter than the rest.
  • GPS data: Stanhill Farm 2017
  • Video: Relive course fly-by video
  • Parking / toilets / refreshments: Onsite parking for £1 (some side roads within 1km as an alternative). About half-a-dozen portaloos. There was a truck selling chips and burgers.
  • Blogs: Stanhill Farm 2017


Somerhill School, Tonbridge (Hosted by Tonbridge AC)

  • Course summary: 2 laps around the picturesque grounds of Somerhill School - lap 1 is shorter than laps 2 and 3.
  • GPS data: Somerhill 2017
  • Video: Relive course fly-by video
  • Parking / toilets / refreshments: Onsite parking within the private grounds (no charge). About half-a-dozen portaloos. No refreshments available from what I saw.
  • Blogs: Somerhill 2017


Footscray Meadows, Bexley (Hosted by Cambridge Harriers AC)

  • Course summary: 3 laps around Foots Cray Meadows - Lap one is shorter than laps 2 and 3.
  • GPS data: Footscray Meadows 2017
  • Video: Relive course fly-by video
  • Parking / toilets / refreshments: Parking in a private business park car park about 1km walk from the start area. No refreshments available from what I saw. There were apparently some toilets (possibly portaloos) close to the race HQ, but I couldn't find them.
  • Blogs: Footscray Meadows 2017


Danson Park, Bexleyheath (Hosted by Bexley AC)

  • Course summary: No senior mens race at this venue - Not attended.
  • GPS data: none
  • Blogs: none


Sparrows Den, West Wickham, Bromley (Hosted by Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC)

  • Course summary: INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
  • GPS data:
  • Video:
  • Parking / toilets / refreshments:
  • Blogs:





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