Cross Country League 2021- 2022

01 September 2021

Cross Country League 2021- 2022

The Athletics NI Cross Country League is back for the 2021-2022 season after a one year hiatus due to covid restrictions.

The Cross Country League, which is now entering it’s 10th year, will feature the following events:

September 2021

Sun 26th

TJ McElmeel Cup (Armagh AC)

Palace Demesne, Armagh

October 2021

24th (Sun)

Even Age Groups & Bobby Rea (ANI)

Billy Neill

November 2021

21st (Sun)

Comber Cup (Ballydrain Harriers)

Billy Neill

Sun 28th

Malcolm Cup (Annadale Striders)


December 2021


Irwin Speirs Memorial XC (Acorns AC)



North West (City of Derry Spartans)


January 2022

16th (Sun)

Mathieson Cup (Mallusk Harriers)


February 2022


Stormont XC (NI Civil Service)



NI & Ulster Seniors (ANI)



Rule Changes from 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • There are 9 events in the Cross Country League and clubs will be scored on their Top 6 events.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top eight teams in the league (both male and female). There will also be a prize for the Best Combined Team, which will be decided by adding together the final point score for a club which competes in both male and female sections. Only 1 award will be made for the winning team, though the combined totals for each club competing in both sections will be published.
  • The NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships will no longer award double points for scoring.
  • Participant points for each club team will be scored up to a maximum of 8 competitors.

Full details for the Cross Country League here: