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What is it ?

Hadleigh Hares AC are members of  the 53-12 Cross Country running league which is organised by local running clubs in Suffolk and Essex. Each club takes a turn at hosting an event. We'd like to take as many seniors as possible to compete.


How do I register ?

You don't need to register before the event, just turn up ready to run no later than 10.15am at the event address John or Elisa will take your details and fill out the scoring sheet. You don't need to run all of the events.


How much does it cost ?

All of the events for seniors are £3.

Juniors are free of charge


What are the age categories ?

The senior runners all race together. The age group categories start from V40 for men and ladies. Juniors are split in the following groups.


U11 (min 8 years old), U13, U15 and U17.


What distance do we run ?

It varies with the club hosting the event but generally they are around 8km. The Juniors races are generally around 2Km. The course could be on footpaths, fields etc. The Hadleigh course follows a route around the fields close to the River Walk.


How is it scored ?

The league is set up as a team event. You will be given your individual placing which goes towards your clubs overall score.


Juniors - The league is set up as a team event. You will be given your individual place and the top 5 runners from each club form the team score.


What equipment do I need ?

  • Trainers (preferably with good grip) or Spikes

  • Shorts

  • Hadleigh Hares T-Shirt or vest (you must run in club colours)

  • A change of clothes - you will get muddy !!

  • Water bottle and snacks


How do I get there ?

At the training sessions in the week before the race car sharing can be organised, normally we meet at the Railway Walk car park. Alternatively, you can travel directly there and meet up with the others.


Where and when are the events taking place ?

All junior races start at 10.00am, Seniors start at 10.45am. There will be further information on directions and instructions posted on the 53-12 website prior to each race. You should always check these details first. 53-12xc.com



Race 4

10:45am January 13th 2019

Host: IpswichJaffa

Race Location: Suffolk Food Hall


Race 5

10:45am February 10th 2019

Host: Hadleigh Hares

Race Location: Holbecks Park


Race 6

10:45am February 17th 2019

Host: Halstead

Race Location: Gosfield School


Any problems or questions ?

Please speak with ............

Kay or Bob or email




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Thank you to our Hadleigh Hares Cross Country Team Sponsor for 2017/2018 Season


28th October 2018 - Springfield Striders

4th November 2018 - Witham

25th November 2018 - Harwich

13th January 2019 - Ipswich

10th February 2019 - Hadleigh

17th February 2019 - Halstead

24th February 2019 - Reserve Date

Cross Country 2018/19 Dates