Ready for some fast cross country ?
The British weather in late autumn, winter and early spring provides an amazing backdrop to cross country racing. Not everyone's cup of tea, but XC is excellent for improving middle distance track and endurance road running. So even if you don't fancy the idea of being a cross country racer, then at least look at it from a training point of view that will benefit your spring 10k, half and full marathon events.
Major UK based XC calendar
Oct 6th - Cardiff British XC challenge
Nov 6th - Saucony Englash XC relays
Nov 13th - Milton Keynes XC challenge
Nov 27th - Liverpool XC challenge
Jan 8th/9th - County champs
Jan 22nd/23rd - Schools XC & Belfast XC challenge
Jan 29th/30th - Area (south, midlands, north) champs
Feb 26th - England national XC champs
Mar 12th - Inter counties XC
Mar 19th - English schools finals