Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

Athletics NI XC League

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22 October 2016 » 05 March 2017

Athletics NI XC League

As it enters its sixth year the Athletics Northern Ireland Cross Country League is introducing some changes to enhance the league and to implement some of the feedback from clubs and individuals following last season’s feedback.

The number of events in the league has been reduced from 9 to 8. In addition, given the very crowded pre Christmas period of events involving six races in only eight weeks, clubs may now choose their best 4 scores over these six events (men and women score separately).There will be only two league events in the post Christmas period and both these events will count towards the final scores.

The points scoring system will remain the same as last season. The first six club teams of 4 will score points and the individual points score will extend to a maximum of 16 with each runner scoring one point. Clubs do not need to specifically enter the league as the points tally will be compiled from the results of each event included in the league. The final event of the series – the NI & Ulster Senior Championships – will attract double points.

The prize fund for the league will have a total of over £1500 in the pot. The first six teams, in both Men’s and Women’s sections, will again receive prizes.

The League has contributed significantly to the increase in both participation and interest in cross country running across Northern Ireland, with larger fields turning out for races each year. It is hoped that these changes will create further interest in Cross Country running and will make participation in the league more manageable for clubs to compete.




Athletics Northern Ireland Cross Country League Fixtures 2016-2017:

22 October 16        

Bobby Rea Memorial Races  

Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor

29th October 16      

Comber Cup                                  

Billy Neill Playing Fields, Dundonald

5th November 16   

McConnell Shield                      


19th November 16   

Mighty Oaks Cross Country          


3rd December 16      

Malcolm Cup                                    


17th December 16     

North West Cross Country             

Gransha, Derry

14th January 17         

Antrim International                       

Greenmount Campus, Antrim

4th March 17       

NI & Ulster Senior Championships

Lurgan Park