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EST 1984



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 and Trudy or John 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 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.


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 1

10am November 6th 2016

Host: Colchester Harriers

Location: Abbey Fields, Colchester


Race 2

10am December 4th 2016

Host: Harwich Runners

Race Location: Junction of Wrabness Rd & Lunnish Hill, Ramsey nr Harwich.


Race 3

10am December 11th 2016

Host: Halstead Road Runners

Race Location: Gosfield School


Race 4

10am January 22nd 2017

Host: Ipswich Jaffa

Race Location: Suffolk Food Hall, Ipswich IP9 2AB


Race 5

10am February 29th 2017

Host: Springfield Striders

Race Location: TBC


Race 6

10am February 19th 2017

Host: Witham

Race Location: Discovery Centre


Any problems or questions ?

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

John or Elisa or email


53-12 Cross Country Series with Hadleigh Hares