Cross Country

Hornsby Cross Country Program

Our Winter Cross Country events are proudly Sponsored by Beecroft Stone Real Estate.

HDLAC Cross Country

Pending National Parks approval, our HDLAC Cross Country will be held on Sunday afternoons on:

HDLAC Cross Country: 3pm meet for a group warm up and course walk.  3:30pm start for all ages.  All are welcome – registered and non-registered runners plus parents.  Age recommendation is U9 and older, but younger children are welcome to participate in the 500m course.

Location: Meet at the trail entrance as per map below.

Toilets: There are toilets at the carpark as indicated on the map, but no closer toilets to the trail, so keep this in mind upon arrival.

Parking: Off-road parking is available at the trail entrance, or in the various car parks (depending on other sports on at the same time, this can be busy so leave plenty of time to arrive.)

Course and Distance:

<U9 – there is a 500m forest trail lap for younger children.

U9-U10: Distance 2.2km.  Course is one 500m forest trail loop, followed by 850m out and back (1.7km total) along the fire trail.

U11+ Distance 2.8km.  Course is two 550m forest trail loops, followed by 850m out and back (1.7km total) along the fire trail.

The terrain is bumpy, potentially boggy, and has lots of hazards.  Athletes need to adjust their pace and running to cater for this and run with care.  This is cross country.  The course is mostly flat, but has a small incline over the final 1km of each course and pacing is important.

Marshals will be at all key directional points.  Markers will be visible along the course and a sweeper will run at the rear of the group to assist anyone struggling.  Radios will be used to communicate between the starter and marshal’s in case any assistance is required.

Results: Results HQ for registered athletes along with this Full Results List which includes non registered athletes.

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Athletics New South Wales

Teams will be entered for Cross County Relays and Street Relays in U12+ age categories, and a fun run is also available at both events.

XC Relays: Saturday 5th June; North Ryde Common
We had 10 teams competing in the NSW Cross Country Relays:

U12G (4th); U14G; U16B; U20M

30-39W A team (4th); 30-39W B team; 40-49W

30-39M (3rd); 40-49M A team; 40-49M B team;

Street Relays:  Saturday 10th July;  Ourimbah.

U12-U18: 4 x 2km

U20-Masters 4 x 4km

Register your interest HERE

LANSW State Cross Country Carnival

Sunday 4th July, Scheyville National Park in Western Sydney.  Entries close 29th June.

LANSW/ANSW State Short Course Championships

Saturday, 1 August 2020 tbd

Entry will be available to registered athletes in the U7+ age groups including Masters