English National XC Champs – Parliament Hill – Sat 24 Feb 2018

Nicola & Cameron in the U15 girls’ race at Parliament Hill back in 2015

Next Saturday we have the biggest cross country race of the year, the English National, at Parliament Hill. According to Tim Hannah , “it’s going to be a great day with the challenge of the hill and a tasty burger from the Farmers Market to help refuel afterwards”! All entries had to be pre-entered by Christmas and only those registered with England Athletics could be entered, so check with your Team Manager if you are unsure whether you are on the list.


Leaves Stockdove Way at 9:00am. Return at approx. 3:30pm. Please contact Tim Hannah (07734 021877) if you would like a seat on the bus.

Public Transport:

Nearest station is Gospel Oak on the North London Overground line. This station is right by the race start. Through trains available from Willesden Junction, Acton Central or Gunnersbury. Alternatively Belsize Park underground station on Northern Line is about 20 minutes’ walk from the start.

Directions by car

There is some free parking off Highgate Road area to the east of the park. There is very limited pay parking in the East Heath Road car park. More car parking is available at the north end of the Heath at Kenwood House. This is some way from the race area. Parking in residential roads on the Hampstead side of the Heath is very limited and expensive

Race times & distances:

11:00am – Under 17 Women – 5K

11:25am – Under 15 Boys – 4.5K

11:45am – Under 13 Girls – 3K

12:05pm – Under 17 Men – 6K

12:30pm – Under 13 Boys – 3K

12:45pm – Under 15 Girls – 4K

1:05pm – U20 Women – 6K

1:35pm – U20 Men – 10K

2:20pm – Senior Women – 8K

3:00pm – Senior Men – 12K

Next cross country fixture:

North West London League for young athletes on Saturday 3rd March at Wormwood Scrubs.