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Cross Country running is an essential part of most endurance athletes training as it builds both mental and physical toughness.

The County provides access to a higher level of competition via the County Cross Country Championships. From this event athletes are selected for the  South West Cross Country Championships and may then go on to represent Wiltshire in the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at the end of the season.

The 2016 Wiltshire XC Championships will take place at Bath University on Sunday 11th December as part of the Tri County XC Championships and Wiltshire Off Road Race League. Further details are here. Online entry is here.

The EA SW Cross Country Championships will be held on Sunday 8th January 2017 at  Exeter Race Course, Devon. Details are found here and athletes are encouraged to enter themselves into this event for selection consideration.

Following the South West XC Championships selection will be made for the National Inter Counties XC to be held on Saturday 11th March 2017 at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

All age group teams will consist of 8 athletes. Reserves may be nominated.

For more information concerning Cross Country running in the county please contact the XC Secretary.