Cross Country

The 2023 -24 Season is here! Please see Cross Country season for more information.

Cross country running is perfect for lovers of off-road running and a little bit of mud.

Kings Heath Running Club Participates in the Midland Counties Women’s League and the Birmingham Men’s League  for the Cross Country season (November to February). We also run in the Midland Cross Country Relays, the County Championships, the Midland Championships and the National Championships.

As long as you are a paid-up member of the club, you can run in as many league races as you like for free.

Runners of all abilities are welcome to participate in cross country. The first four finishers (for the women) and the first six finishers (for the men) score for the team.

Cross Country competition rules mean that Cross Country race participants have to be paid-up club members, and wear the official black club kit. We offer off-road training for everyone, Cross country competitors or not, in Swanshurst Park.

Our Cross Country picnics are legendary!

email Karen or Nick to join this years squads or ask any questions via

21st Oct 23 
Cross Country Relays –
Women’s are 3 legs so teams of three and a couple of reserves would be good.
Cost: £8.70 per person (£26 per team of three) reserves only pay if they are needed to run.
Men’s are 4 legs so teams of four and a couple of reserves would be good.
Cost £8.50 per person (£34 per team of 4)
Venue – Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 9NW
Women’s division 2 and Men’s division 3 league matches are 
Match 1: 11th Nov 23
Men and Women’s at the same venue
Womens 13:30 start time arrival 12:15 please

Men’s 14:30 start time arrive 13:15 please

Aldridge Airport, WS9 0QQ
Match 2: 2nd Dec 23
13:30 start time arrival 11:30 please (there is a 20min walk from the car park)
Stratford, Clopton Park, CV37 6TE – no parking at or near the park on residential roads. Parking is at CV37 6YX opposite the leisure centre
Men’s TBC 
14:30 start time arrival 13:30 please
Match 3: 13th Jan 24
Men and Women at the same venue
Womens 13:30 start time arrival 12:15 please
Men’s 14:30 start time arrive 13:15 please
Hosted by Sneyd Striders, Walsall (exact venue TBC)
Match 4: 10th Feb 24
13:30 start time arrival 12:15 please
Hosted by Black Pear Joggers, Worcester (exact venue TCB)
Men’s 14:30 start time arrive 13:15 please

Burton Dassett

Cross Country is aprox 6km (women’s and 10km for men’s) of cross country running, trail shoes or spikes are recommended but not essential if you want to try it out.  You must be a paid club member to compete (relays have an individual cost and league matches are covered by fees paid by KHRC) All runners must run in the official Kings Heath Club black vets/t-shirts (not the orange ones or any variation)