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Fulham Running Club female Cross Country team with muddy legs

Cross Country

Our cross country (also known as XC) team is a big part of FRC, and we love it because it's fun, affordable, and a great way to get fit. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned runner, we have a place for you on our XC team.​ Below we outline some of the reasons why cross country may be for you more than you think…

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What is cross country?

Cross country (XC) is an off-road running event that usually takes place on Saturday afternoons. The women's races are 6-8 km long and the men's races are 8-15 km long. The courses can be hilly or flat, and they can get muddy if it rains.

Female Fulham Running Club running in the mud

What do I need to run XC?

You'll need to wear the club vest, bring your race number, and wear appropriate footwear. You should also bring some safety pins, warm clothing, water, and a snack.

Female Fulham Running Club smiling and cheering

Who runs XC?

XC is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability. It is a team sport, so it's not about personal bests or stopwatches. It's about running alongside your fellow club members for the joy of being part of a team.

Male Fulham Running Club at Cross Country

What are the various XC competitions all about?

XC races are divided into two categories: league and championship. The league races are held from October to February, and the championship races are one-off events each season.

Fulham Running Club member giving the thumbs up at cross country

Why run XC?

XC is a great way to build endurance and fitness over the autumn and winter. It's also a lot of fun! If you're training for a spring marathon, XC will give you a great base of fitness to build on.

Fulham Running Club member waving to the camera

How can I get involved?

To take part in cross country, you need to be an EA member. However your membership also covers your entry into 4 races per season!

To get involved in XC, simply contact the club and let them know you're interested. They'll be happy to give you more information and help you get started.

Cross Country Captains

Our Cross Country Captains are always on hand to help rally the troops during the cold, wet and muddy XC season. Contact them on or contact us.

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