Cross Country News

Chiltern XC League – Oxford (10th Feb)

The venue at Horspath, normally the curtain raiser for the winter long Chiltern League Cross Country League, staged the final round of this winter’s league last Saturday.  Runners and spectators were confronted with extremely muddy condition which made every...

Oxon Cross Country League – Cotswold Farm Park (4th Feb)

   The 4th round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place last Sunday in Gloucestershire at Cotswold Farm Park.  The Bicester AC team was 31strong and several of their number produced strong performances with several Bicester athletes well set in the...

Oxon County Schools XC Champs – Radley (23rd Jan)

Several Bicester AC athletes were picked to their represent their schools at the recent Oxfordshire County Schools Championships held in Radley.  The junior boy event comprised pupils currently in school year groups 8 and 9.  Run over an approximate 5km...

Chiltern XC League – Watford (13th Jan)

Leo Blyton and Owen Stocker continued their rich vein of cross country form in the penultimate round of the Chiltern League held last Saturday at Cassiobury Park.  They were one of 10 Bicester athletes contesting this latest round. Leo Blyton has achieved a high...

Oxon Cross Country League and County Champs – Horspath (7th Jan)

The latest round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League, which also incorporated the Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships, took place last Sunday at a muddy Horspath.   With the area suffering its fair share of battering from Storm Henk, there was a...

Oxon XC League – Cirencester (3rd Dec)

Round 2 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place at Cirencester last Sunday with 29 Bicester AC athletes taking part.  Cirencester is a tough circuit and was exceptionally muddy this year.  Bicester enjoyed a very successful day with two individual...

Chiltern XC League – Luton (2nd Dec)

Four Bicester AC athletes made the journey to Luton last Saturday for the third round of the Chiltern Cross Country League.  The Bicester turnout was down on previous matches due to the clash with the Oxfordshire Cross Country League scheduled for the following...

Chiltern XC League – Tear Drop Lakes MK (11th Nov)

Bicester AC’s athletes were in fine form in the latest round of the Chiltern Cross Country League held last Saturday at Teardrop Lakes Milton Keynes.  Nine Bicester athletes managed to finish in the top half of finishers in this very competitive league...

Oxon XC League – Cornbury (5th Nov)

Round 1 of the winter long run Oxfordshire Cross Country league took place last Sunday at a new venue, Cornbury Park.  The event was jointly hosted by Bicester AC and Witney RR and the event hosts had a scare on Saturday as a deluge required a quick change of...

Chiltern XC League – Keysoe (14th Oct)

The cross country season has arrived and what can be described as an old fashioned cross country course with races traversing a river (snorkels not required).  A dozen Bicester AC runners contested round 1 of the Chiltern League held on Saturday in Bedford. ...

End of XC Season Presentations (18th Mar)

Bicester AC held their Winter presentations last Sunday at Bicester School.  Bicester’s Cross Country Coordinator Emma Gould stated that it had been a successful season.  There had been several individual and team successes in both of the cross country...

ESAA XC Championships – Nottingham (18th Mar)

Three Bicester AC athletes represented their county schools team at last Saturday’s National School’s Cross Country Championships held in Woolaton Park, Nottingham.  All three made the scoring Oxfordshire scoring team in their respective races. Anna Jolliffe ran...

National Inter counties XC – Loughborough (11th Mar)

Six Bicester AC athletes were picked to represent Oxfordshire at last Saturday’s national inter county cross country championships held in Loughborough.  Bicester’s athletes equipped themselves well against the cream of British cross country runners.  With...

Oxon XC League – Henley (5th Mar)

A total of 28 Bicester AC athletes contested the last round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League held last Sunday at Henley Showground.  There were some excellent Bicester results on the day and during the season reflected in the final standings which included...

Chiltern XC League – Keysoe, Bedford (11th Feb)

Bicester AC took part in the final round of the season long Chiltern Cross Country League last Saturday held in Bedford.  It has been a successful season for the Bicester under 17s as they secured division 2 individual and team bronzes in the under 17 men’s final...

Oxon XC League – Cotswold Farm Park (5th Feb)

Bicester AC were in action again on Sunday in the penultimate round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League held at Cotswold Farm Park. Darragh Cassidy continued his rich vein of form with anther fine run in the under 13 boys race held over 3,140 metres.  He led...

Chiltern XC League – Campbell Park, MK (14th Jan)

Last Saturday Bicester AC runners competed in the penultimate round of this season’s Chiltern League Cross Country event at Campbell Park Milton Keynes.  Recent mild but damp weather had turned the course into what could be termed a ‘traditional’ cross country...

Oxon XC League & Oxon County Champs – Horspath (8th Jan)

Bicester AC had their best turnout of the season at last Sunday’s latest round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League at a muddy Horspath.  Bicester had athletes competing across the age groups.  This round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League also...

SEAA Inter Counties XC – Horspath (10th Dec)

A number of Bicester athletes were selected to compete for their county at last Saturday’s South of England Cross Country event held at Horspath.  Five Bicester AC athletes wore the county vest in a cross country event for the first time.  Two athletes are...

Oxon XC League – Cirencester (4th Dec)

Bicester AC enjoyed their first top 3 individual placings and first team placing of the season in the latest Oxfordshire Cross Country League event held last Sunday at Cirencester Park.  In what was Bicester’s finest day of cross country competition of the season...

Chiltern XC League – Luton (3rd Dec)

The third round of the Chiltern Cross Country League took place last Saturday in Luton.  With several Bicester AC runners opting to run in the following day’s Oxfordshire Cross Country League event, the turnout was inevitably down on previous fixtures. Anna...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Teardrop Lakes, MK (12th Oct)

The second round of the Chiltern Cross Country League took place at Milton Keynes, last Saturday in unseasonally warm conditions.  This round of the Chiltern League is run in conjunction with the cross challenge, which is a nationwide cross country competition...

Oxon Cross Country League – Newbury (6th Nov)

26 Bicester AC athletes contested the first round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League held last Sunday at Newbury Showground.  Despite the deluge of rain that came down during the senior lady’s race, conditions were reasonably firm with runners finishing...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Horspath (15th Sept)

The first round of the Chiltern Cross Country League took place in unseasonably warm conditions at Horspath last Saturday.  With the ground quite firm in places, runners had to be careful in choosing the most appropriate footwear.  The Chiltern Cross Country...

Bicester Primary Schools Cross Country Champs (13th Sept)

A total of 12 schools sent teams for this year’s Bicester Schools Primary Schools Cross Country Running Competition jointly organised by North Oxfordshire School Partnership and assisted by Bicester Athletic Club held recently at Bicester School.  The Bicester...

Cross Country Presentations (20th Mar)

Bicester held their final cross country training session of the Winter on Sunday.  This was combined with fun training events and an end of season awards presentation.  Medals for individual and team winners from the two cross country leagues that Bicester...

English Schools Cross Country Champs – Paddock Wood, Kent (19th Mar)

A small contingent of Bicester AC athletes represented Oxfordshire Schools at last Saturday’s ESSA English Schools Cross Country Championships, which took place at Paddock Wood in Kent. Finlay Colverson-Martin has had a busy Winter season and Saturday was his second...

CAU Inter County Cross Country Champs – Loughborough (12th Mar)

Seven Bicester AC athletes were picked to represent Oxfordshire at Saturday’s national inter county cross country championships held in Loughborough.  One of the best Oxfordshire team performances on the day was in the under 17 men’s race run over 6km.  The...

Oxon Cross Country League – Henley (6th Mar)

The final round of this season’s Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place last Sunday at Henley Showground.  The season finale incorporates awards for successful individuals and teams.  Bicester AC fielded 32 athletes on the day with runners enjoying...

National Cross Country Champs – Parliament Hill (26th Feb)

Bicester AC travelled to Parliament Hill Fields last Saturday for the most prestigious domestic cross country race in the calendar, the English National Cross Country Championships.  Sixteen Bicester athletes contested the 10 races, the biggest ever Bicester...