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About the League


The Northern Police Cross Country League has now ten fixtures starting in late September through to March. The races are hosted by a different police force and staged at venues within the respective north of England force areas. The forces eligible to compete in the Northern League are:-










North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

West Yorkshire


 Eligible forces but not currently represented:-


Atomic Energy




The League secretary would be interested to re-kindle runners from these non-participating forces.


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Mission Statement

"The aim of the Northern Police Cross Country League is to promote the ethos of team work while improving the health, fitness and wellbeing of police officers and police staff in the forces of the Northern Region, and to provide participating forces with the vehicle to encourage and promote participation of members in their own forcesí Cross Country Championship" 

"By each individual Force concentrating on achieving maximum attendance at their own fixture, the league as a whole will benefit"




The races are generally held over interesting and varied cross county terrain. between five and six miles for men and women. Each host provides adequate changing facilities, showers and a hot meal following.


The league is challenging and competitive and has produced some excellent, talented cross country runners over the years. Notwithstanding this the league provides and excellent opportunity for any standard of runner to take part as there are no entry standards required.


The races are held on a Wednesday afternoon starting at 2pm and give those attending an opportunity at the very least to take part in a mid-week event that forms the basis of good all-round winter training.


Entry Requirements


Competitors may be:-


Serving or retired police officers or police staff

Temporary retired police officers or police staff who are on a career break and plan to rejoin their force

Members of the special constabulary, community volunteers

Other police employees under direct control of the force Chief Constable




If you wish to participate in the League please contact your Force representative who will liaise with you over transport and directions to attend each fixture. There is no need to enter each fixture and there is no individual entry fee. You simply turn up and run! It could not be easier!


Entry Fee


The season entry fee for each police force is currently set at £40. This is usually paid at the end of the season. Each police force may enter as many runners as they wish in each of the set fixtures. The cost remains the same throughout irrespective of how many take part!


The fee in the main covers the cost of the end of season prizes.


Cheques should be made payable to "LCSSC" and sent to the secretary Vol. 20785 Steve Broadbent, Lancashire Constabulary Sports Club, Police HQ, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SA.


Guest Runners


The League is closed to other club runners or organisations. However guests from local clubs or other service organisations like the fire or prison service have sometimes competed by special arrangement.



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