Met League Cross Country - Welwyn Garden City

Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing!

Met League Cross Country - Welwyn Garden City

Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing!
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Sarah Moore
CloudSimon FitzmauriceAntonio

Stanborough Park

Welwyn Garden City


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Saturday 13th January 2024

12:45pm - 3:45pm

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About this session

Itโ€™s XC time and we are officially taking part in the ๐Ÿ Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follows:

  • Saturday 14th October 2023 โ€“ Claybury
  • Saturday 11th November 2023 โ€“ Wormwood Scrubs
  • Saturday 2nd December 2023 โ€“ Uxbridge
  • Saturday 13th January 2024 โ€“ Welwyn Garden City
  • Saturday 10th February 2024 โ€“ Trent Park

What is it โ“

Met League Cross Country is a set of five 7-8km races organised by London race clubs. They are held in parks and forests around London with the routes including a mixture of grass, gravel and a fair bit of mud (it is XC after all!)

โฒ๏ธ Races are held in age groups for women and men - we take part in the senior (18+) division.

Women's race will start around 13:00 Men's race will start around 13:45

Please arrived at least 20 minutes early to warm up and get your race number - and men should arrive before the start of women's race to cheer on! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

How the scoring works ๐Ÿ…

All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.

Your time doesn't matter, only your finishing position.

We need eight men and four women to โ€˜scoreโ€™ (the points of the first eight men and first four women count towards our teamsโ€™ points total) so in this case it really is the taking part that matters!

To Take Part ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The cost is a flat fee of ยฃ6 per person and gives you access to all 5 races in the season! You can take part in as many on the races as you like. Payment can be done on the day of a race in cash, or via bank transfer.

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team. If you need help with this contact

You can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Second claim members can also compete for GoodGym as long as their first claim club is not competing in Met League

You are welcome to join this WhatsApp group to chat to others taking part.

Post Race ๐Ÿป

After each race, we will go to a pub to eat, drink, and celebrate. Everyone is welcome to join!

Outside of London? ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London and would like to participate, let us know in the WhatsApp group above and we will try to help you to find somewhere to stay.

Supporters ๐Ÿ”Š

Feel free to join if you just want to cheer, take photos or just join us in the pub after!

Volunteers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Met League are always looking for volunteers to help marshal and time at events so if you are injured ๐Ÿ˜ข but still want to take part or you just want to help please let us know (Again using the WhatsApp group link above!) ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

What to look out for

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety for taking part in a GoodGym session.

This event is not organised by GoodGym and GoodGym takes no responsibility for your participation in the event.

Who's going?
Led by Islington runner

Simon Fitzmaurice
Sarah Moore


Stanborough Park

Welwyn Garden City


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If you have a question you would like to ask privately, you can email the GoodGym Islington area activator, Simon Fitzmaurice, .