Cross Country News

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...

Chiltern XC League – Biggleswade (19th Feb)

The final round of this season’s round of the Chiltern Cross Country League took place last Saturday at Shuttleworth Park Biggleswade. Sadly, it was a rather chaotic end to what had hitherto been an interesting and well run cross country series.  What started out...

Oxon Cross Country League – Cotswold Farm Park (6th Feb)

The Oxfordshire Cross Country League staged its first race since the beginning of December on Sunday at the new venue of Cotswold Farm Park.  With the venues for rounds 3 and 4 unavailable, Cotswold Farm Park hosted the county championships re- scheduled from...

Chiltern XC League – Campbell Park, MK (15th Jan)

When Bicester AC started competing in the very competitive Chiltern League Cross Country League, they were pleased to have runners finishing in the top half of finishers in their respective age group races.  Competing in the penultimate round of this season’s...

SEAA Inter County Cross Country Champs – Croydon (11th Dec)

A total of five Bicester AC athletes were selected for the Oxfordshire team who competed in the recent South of England Inter County Cross Country Championships held in Croydon.   Bicester’s highest placer was Finley Colverson- Martin making his debut in an...

Christmas Training

With Christmas and the end of the year fast approaching we would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In a year that started in lock down, the summer and so far, winter seasons have been very successful, well...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League – Cirencester (5th Dec)

The second round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League event took place last Sunday at the gruelling Cirencester Park Course. Despite going out of County, 31 Bicester AC athletes made the trip with a number producing season best cross country performances. Finley...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Luton (4th Dec)

With the Oxfordshire League being held the following day, Bicester AC fielded a somewhat depleted team for last Saturday’s Chiltern Cross Country League. Round 3 took place in Stopsley, Luton which has hosted the English Cross-Country Championships. Bicester have...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Tear Drop Lakes, MK (13 Nov)

Bicester AC enjoyed a superb turnout for round 2 of the Chiltern Cross Country League held at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes.  This round incorporated a round of the cross challenge which is a series long competition for elite runners held at various courses...

Oxon Cross Country League – Bicester (7th Nov)

Bicester AC hosted the first Oxfordshire League Cross Country event since the 2019/2020 season on Sunday at Bicester Heritage.  There was an excellent turnout of over 50 Bicester AC runners with several fine performances amongst the home contingent. Edward...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Oxford (16th Oct)

Bicester AC enjoyed a very successful return to league cross country competition after a break last year.  16 athletes contested the first round of the Chiltern League held last Saturday at Horspath. Finley Colverson-Martin has enjoyed a good season on the track...

National Open School Year cross country – Leicester (26th June)

Bicester AC’s William Richardson competed in his first ever race competition in the recently held National Open School Year cross country event held in Leicester.  Competing over a distance of 2.2km in the year 6 event, Richardson finished a promising 18th clocking 8...

AWT cross country series – Apr 21

Three Bicester AC athletes competed in the last race in the AWT cross country series held in Northwood last Saturday. This was the first race for runners since the end of December.  All three Bicester athletes finished in the top ten of their respective races, to...

ATW Cross Country – Northwood (19th Dec)

Two Bicester AC athletes finished in the top 4 in their respective races last Saturday as they competed in the second round of the ATW cross country races held in Northwood. Fresh from his very successful track outing last week, Finley Colverson-Martin produced what...

Fuelling for Exercise by Tom Couzens

As an under 11 through to under 17’s I used to compete for Bicester Athletics club, both on the track and for cross country. Representing Oxfordshire in the high and long jump as well as for the 800 metres and also for the cross country team, as a under 15 I took up...

2020 AGM (6th Nov)

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions and now lockdown, the Bicester AC committee with the support of the club’s membership has agreed to defer the 2020 AGM till November 2021, date to be confirmed at the next committee meeting. All committee post holders will...

Second Lockdown (4th Nov)

Hi All, I hope you are all well. I cannot believe I am sending this type of mail for the second time in my first year as chairman. As you are all well aware we are entering a second lockdown tomorrow (5th Nov) and despite England Athletics’ best efforts in trying...

ATW Cross country race – Northwood (31st Oct)

Four Bicester AC athletes made the journey to Hertfordshire for last Saturday’s ATW cross country races held at Northwood.  The races were competitively contested with 47 finishers in the under 15 girl’s race run over 4km.  Ever improving Anna Jolliffe, who was...

Cooper Test (18th Oct)

Here's the results of todays cooper test. NAMELAP DISTANCE 320M-BACK FIELDLAP DISTANCE 200M-FRONT FIELDNUMBER OF LAPS RUNTOTAL DISTANCE COVERED IN 12 MINUTESU15s+    TIMOTHY JONESYES 9 LAPS, 20 METRES2,900 METRESFINLEY C-MYES 10 LAPS, 10...

BAC HOME TRAINING VIDEOS AND SESSIONS

Hi All Pre COVID-19, today should have been the first day of Summer training! So, instead we are launching training videos and written sessions the athletes can access whilst at home. Hopefully this will keep the athletes engaged during this unusual time and go some...

English School’s Cross Country Championships – Liverpool (14th Mar)

Six Bicester AC athletes were selected to compete for Oxfordshire at last weekend’s English School’s Cross Country Championships held in Sefton Park.  The age groups are not an exact match with UK athletic age bands with, in simplistic terms, the junior girls...

UK Inter County Cross Country Championships – Loughborough (7th Mar)

Eight Bicester AC athletes, selected to compete for Oxfordshire, made the trip to Loughborough for last Saturday’s UK Inter County Cross Country Championships. Bicester’s highest placed finisher was Hugo Jinks, who despite being at the junior end of his age group,...

Oxfordshire Cross Country League – Henley (1st Mar)

The final round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place last Sunday at Henley.  There was a good turnout of Bicester runners who braved the quite blustery conditions. Elsie Jacobs has enjoyed a fine Winter season with individual race wins in both the...

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

Bicester AC took part in their final Chiltern League Cross Country Fixture of the season held last Saturday at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes.  It was another successful day for Bicester’s Elsie Jacobs in the under 11 girl’s race as she finished 3rd, just two...

Oxon Cross Country League – Swindon (2nd Feb)

Bicester AC fielded a total of 28 runners in the latest Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture held in Lawns Park Swindon. This was a challenging circuit with plenty of cross - country mud and accompanied by a keen wind.  Elsie Jacobs continued her fine cross -...

Chiltern Cross Country League – Keysoe (11 Jan)

Eight Bicester AC athletes made the trip to Bedford last Saturday for the penultimate round of the Chiltern Cross Country League run in muddy and windy conditions.  Elsie Jacobs has enjoyed an excellent winter season and she was again Bicester’s highest placer...