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 October 20th 2018, November 3rd 2018, February 9th 2019 and March 2nd 2019. Details here.

Previous years’ results for the WCAC Schools Cross-country Series, back to 2008-09, are available midway down our archive page.

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