Call-Up for Midland Women’s XC League

Our Ladies cross country team captain, Sarah Rock, encourages as many BvH Ladies to come and have a go at the Midland Women’s League race on 12th November at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa.

The BvH Ladies XC team traditionally enjoys a very special camaraderie and team spirit which is the envy of the most clubs taking part in the League.

Sarah writes:  The first Ladies XC League race (of four) is on Saturday 12th November at Leamington which is also the same venue for the BvH Men in the Men’s Birmingham & District XC League.    The course at Leamington is probably one of the flatter races and a nice introduction if you would like to come and race for the first time – there is no obligation to do more races if you find it is not for you!  I am, however, expecting to have over 20 ladies running for BvH so you’ll be in lots of company.

It would also be really great to be able to finish a vets (35+) team this season – this means we need at least three vets to finish in each of the 4 league races, so please come along and give it a go!

I have attached a general information sheet about cross country so you can see what its all about.  In terms of training, there is no obligation to come to the training sessions at Cofton on a Saturday morning (but it helps to give you confidence and to build stamina!).  The Club will be holding a ‘taster’/beginner session on Saturday 17th November espeically aimed at those coming along for the first time.

Please can you let me know if.. :
1) You want to run?
2) You can drive/need a lift/want to make your own way there?
3) You are a vegetarian or vegan (for the goody bags!)?

Please email me

I have also attached some info about the first race :-

BvH Ladies XCountry FAQs – 2011

XC League 1 info sheet

Directions to Newbold Comyn

Race Course Map of Newbold Comyn

Please feel free to pass this message onto all Ladies at the Club.

Thanks very much,
Sarah Rock

(PS –  if anyone wants to come and try and needs a pair of trail shoes to run in, I have an older pair someone could borrow – size 5.5)

5 Replies to “Call-Up for Midland Women’s XC League”

  1. Good luck to everyone running tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing plenty of muddy pics 🙂 Have a great time. Sara that could definitely be a plan…missing the mud & hills, whereabouts are you? If you’re ever in melbourne and fancy a run give me a shout. I’ll be wearing the famous teal vest in tomorrow’s city2sea race…report to follow…

  2. ditto to Kat! Even though I only had one season I am going to miss it this year….maybe we could start our own xcountry in oz Kat?! Sure there will be some mud and hills to find, its a big enough country. Good luck to everyone racingxxx

  3. If anyone is considering taking part in cross country for the first time then the best piece of advice I could give is – do it!! I had fantastic fun being a part of the BvH team over the last few years – will miss you all this year but looking forward to hearing all the race (and cake) reports 🙂
    Good luck for the season ahead.

  4. XC really is great fun, so please come along and give it a go. This is especially directed at those of you who are over 35. As one of the older runners in the club, I was really disappointed that we didn’t manage to get a Masters team out at each event and therefore count in the Masters league. We do have to have 3 of us at all league events, so please do join in so that we count! In previous years we have done well in the Masters, and last year we just didn’t have the runners out there.

  5. Sarah`s `general information sheet about cross cross country` is a very good read indeed. I would strongly urge all members (including the Men) to seriously consider `giving it a go.`All ages and abilities at the Club can participate in cross country. Please read Sarah`s excellent `general information sheet about cross country.`
    Barrie Roberts