Off Road

We take part in off-road events throughout the year, such as trail and fell races throughout North Wales and the North-west. In the autumn and winter, we compete in various cross-country leagues and championships. Our off-road runners also run on the roads, and some run on the track too.


We are involved in four free-to-enter cross-country leagues, all of which begin in late autumn and run well into winter, as follows:

  • North Staffordshire League: Races across all age groups from under-11s upwards, at four venues before Christmas.
  • North Wales League: Races for women and men over 15 only, at five venues between September and February.
  • Manchester Area League (see also here): Races across all age groups (no under-11s at first round), at five venues between October and February.
  • Liverpool and District League: Single race for senior men and women only, at three venues before Christmas, except round 2, which is combined with the European cross-country trials and a nationwide league, in which younger athletes can run.

We also compete in cross-country championship events that take place between January and March. These include the Cheshire, North of England, Liverpool and District and English National Cross-country Championships. Those selected to run for Cheshire also compete at the Inter-counties Cross-country Championships.

Age groups for these events range from under-13s to seniors in all except the Liverpool and District championships (seniors only), with the addition of under-11s at the Cheshire championships.

Entry for all cross-country league and championship events is via the Cross-country Secretary, who can be contacted here.

Essar WCAC Schools Cross-country Series
Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Lane Ellesmere Port CH65 9DB

Years 3-8. Enter on the day, free of charge. First race 10.00am – please allow plenty of time for registration!

Saturdays September 23rd 2017, December 9th 2017, March 3rd 2018, March 24th 2018.

2017-18 results: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4; final Team and Individual standings; participating schools.

2016-17 results:
Overall, including individual rounds (click on a tab).

Previous years’ final standings: 2015-16; 2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13; 2011-12; 2010-11; 2009-10 (Girls); 2009-10 (Boys); 2008-09.

Please check the fixtures page for more information, and get in touch if you’d like to know more.