Cross Country News

Chiltern XC League – Keysoe (12th Jan)

After the bumper turnout of Bicester AC runners the previous weekend just nine Bicester AC runners contested round 4 of the Chiltern League Cross Country event held last Saturday at Keysoe.  With one event to go Bicester retain strong second places in the under 15...

Oxon XC League & County Champs – Horspath (6th Jan)

Bicester AC had a massive turnout of 39 runners for round 3 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League held last Sunday at Horspath.  This was held in conjunction with the Oxfordshire County Cross Country Championships.  The event included a record turnout of 13 Bicester...

South East Inter County Cross Country Championships – Horspath (8th Dec)

Seven Bicester AC athletes were selected to represent Oxfordshire in last Saturday’s South East Inter County Cross Country Championships held at Shotover.  Highest position was Anna Joliffe, who finished 58th in the under 13 girl’s race and Oxfordshire’s third...

Oxon XC League – Cirencester (2nd Dec)

Over 30 runners made the journey out of county for the second round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League held last Sunday in Cirencester.  Star of the day was one of Bicester AC’s youngest competitors as Jago Newton finished first boy and 2nd in the mixed under 9...

Chiltern XC League – Luton (1st Dec)

It was perhaps inevitable that the Bicester turnout for the third round of the Chiltern League held in Luton on the Saturday would be lower then normal with an Oxon league fixture on Sunday.  However, this did not prevent Bicester AC’s Anna Jolliffe from continuing...

BBO Cross Country Champs – Newbury (18th Nov)

A small but select group of Bicester AC runners contested the recent Berks, Bucks and Oxon Cross Country Championships staged at Newbury Show Ground.  Bicester had runners in three of the age groups and highest position on the day was achieved by Lucy McGrath who...

Chiltern XC League – Tear Drop Lakes, MK (10th Nov)

Another bumper turnout of 24 Bicester AC runners contested the 2nd round of the Chiltern League Cross Country held last Saturday in Milton Keynes.  This round was combined with the cross challenge which meant that several runners external to the Chiltern League were...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League – Newbury (4th Nov)

Bicester had over 30 runners for the inaugural round of this season’s Oxford Mail Cross Country held last Sunday at the spacious Newbury Showground.  Several athletes built on the solid foundation laid just a couple of weeks ago in the first Chiltern League match. ...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Oxford (13th Oct)

Bicester AC competed in their first cross country fixture of the season last Saturday fielding 24 athletes in the first round of the Chiltern Cross Country League held in Oxford.  They commenced the season without two of their talismanic runners from last season, Ben...

I RUN CLEAN (7th Apr)

Bicester Athletic Club is supporting European Athletics' campaign I RUN CLEAN. The campaign aims to educate young athletes about anti-doping and how to avoid doping in sport. Click on the picture above and have a look at the website. There is a course that will take...

Winter Presentation Evening (23rd Mar)

Bicester AC pulled the curtain across on another busy Winter season at last Friday’s annual awards shindig which this year took place at a new venue, Whitelands Farm Sports Ground. There was also a different Master of Ceremony as new Chairman Mark Brown opened up...

National Schools Cross Country Championships – Leeds (17 Mar)

Four Bicester AC athletes were selected to represent their county at last weekend’s National Schools Cross Country Championships held in Leeds. And Ben West once again demonstrated he is one of the country’s leading long distance runners for his age group as he...

The British Athletics CROSS CHALLENGE 2017-2018

Incorporated in the UK inter country cross country championships was the final stage of the British Athletics Cross Challenge series. The cross challenge is a series of five races which were held in Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Antrim and Loughborough. Athletes...

UK inter country cross country championships – Loughborough (10th March)

Ben West one again rewrote the Bicester AC record books last Saturday as he became the first ever Bicester runner to achieve a top ten finish in the UK inter country cross country championships held at Loughborough. Representing Oxfordshire, West finished a...

Members need your support (1st Mar)

Two Bicester AC members have been selected to go to the 24th World Scout Jamboree which is taking place in North America July 2019. Over the next 15 months they will be doing lots of fundraising to raise the money they need to go. Part of the money they raise will go...

National Cross Country Championships – Parliament Hill (24th Feb)

Ben West produced an extraordinary run in last Saturday’s English National Cross Country Championships staged at Parliament Hill Fields, a proper cross country course with its soft underfoot conditions and undulating terrain. West finished a splendid 9th, just 46...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Campbell Park, MK (9th Feb)

The final round of the Chiltern Cross Country League took place last Saturday at Campbell Park Milton Keynes. This was an opportunity for the outstanding performers of the season to collect their awards. Bicester AC’s under 17 Ben West retained his overall individual...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League – Swindon ( 4th Feb)

Bicester AC’s Amelia Cox produced the finest run of her career in the penultimate round of the Oxford Mail Cross League event staged last Sunday at Swindon. Some 20 Bicester runner braved the difficult terrain and it was Bicester’s most improved performer Cox who...

Chiltern Cross Country Laegue – Keysoe (13th Jan)

The cream of Bicester’s cross country talent braved the muddy and cold conditions prevailing at Keysoe Equastrian Centre for last Saturday’s latest round of the Chiltern Cross Country League. Fresh from his emphatic success in last weekend’s Oxford Mail Cross...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League and Oxfordshire Cross Country County Championships – Bo Peep (7th Feb)

Bicester AC and Banbury Harriers jointly organised the latest round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League, which doubled up as the Oxfordshire County Championships, and was staged last Sunday at Bo Peep Farm Adderbury. Bicester enjoyed their biggest turnout of the...

South of England Inter Counties Cross Country Championships – Horspath (9th Dec)

There was a strong representation for Bicester AC athletes in last week’s South of England Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held last Saturday at Horspath. Nine of the club’s athletes were selected to run for Oxfordshire. Fortunately the races were staged on...

Chiltern League Luton and Oxfordshire League Carterton (2nd & 3rd Dec)

Bicester AC had cross country runners spread over two fixtures last weekend with the Chiltern League staged on Saturday in Luton and the Oxford Mail League taking in a new venue at Carterton on Sunday. Although the Bicester contingent were numerically stronger at...

December Training (3rd Dec)

This is a list of the training sessions that are ON and OFF during December and the Christmas period: Training Date Comment Winter Outdoor Training 03 December 2017 No Training - Oxon league race Circuit training 05 December 2017 Normal Training Sportshall Training 06...

BBO Cross Country – Reading (19th Nov)

A small number of Bicester AC runners made the journey to Reading for last weekend’s Berkshire Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships. Star of the day for Bicester was Oliver Conway competing in his first season of cross country for the club. Conway...

Chiltern League round 2 – Teardrop Lakes (11th Nov)

Bicester AC enjoyed another excellent a record turnout in the second round of the Chiltern League Cross Country held last Saturday in Milton Keynes including two new runners. This second event combined with the cross challenge so several athletes competing were from...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League – Newbury (5th Nov)

Bicester AC took 19 runners to the first round of the winter long Oxford Mail Cross Country League which took place last Sunday in Newbury. The club fielded athletes in most of the age groups and there were improved performances amongst the Bicester contingent....

Chiltern Cross Country League Race 1 – Horspath & Cross Challenge (14th Oct)

Bicester AC had a record turnout in the first round of the Chiltern League Cross Country held last Saturday at Horspath.  No less than 17 athletes started for Bicester with 5 of those new runners. However it was established athlete, Max Nicolle, who stole the...

Bicester Area Schools Cross Country (4th Oct)

There was a good turnout for the annual Bicester Primary School’s Cross Country event held last Wednesday at the Bicester School. The event was organised by North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership and assisted by members of Bicester AC. This is one of the biggest...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUES 2017/2018 (3rd Oct)

Every season the club enters two cross country leagues. The Chiltern league and the Oxon league. These leagues and the races within them are open to ALL paid up Bicester AC members. Any one can take part even if you don't train with the club on a Sunday morning. All...

WINTER ALL ROUND CONDITIONING/ FITNESS AND CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING (30th July)

Hi All Cross country training which we have renamed this season to reflect the benefits to ALL members regardless of age, ability and event preference starts on Sunday 10th September. All details will be on the club website Sessions start at 10am and finish at...