Senior Men

2015 - Karl Steinegger
2014 - Karl Steinegger
2013 - Karl Steinegger
2012 - Graham Houghton
2011 - Graham Houghton
2010 - Mike Houghton
2009 - Mike Houghton
2008 - Graham Houghton &
             Mike Houghton
2007 - Graham Houghton
2006 - Graham Houghton &
             Mike Houghton
2005 - Mike Houghton
2004 - Ian Bamber
2003 - Mike Houghton
2002 - Peter Burnett
2001 - Ian Pudge
2000 - Neil Garnett
1999 - Gary Bergin
1998 - Gary Bergin

(no separate senior & vets champs prior to 1998)

1996/7 - Neil Ashcroft
1995/6 - Neil Clarke
1994/5 - Gary Bergin
1993/4 - Dave Southern

Vet Men

2015 - Chris Millington
2014 - Chris Millington
2013 - Chris Millington
2012 - Chris Millington
2011 - Chris Millington &
            Colin Martin
2010 - Colin Martin
2009 - Colin Martin
2008 - Colin Martin
2007 - Colin Martin
2006 - Colin Martin
2005 - Colin Martin
2004 - Julian Spencer
2003 - Julian Spencer
2002 - Julian Spencer
2001 - Bernard Riley
2000 - Alan Peers
1999 - Rory Pritchard
1998 - Geoff Wilson

(no separate senior & vets champs prior to 1998)

1996/7 - Neil Ashcroft
1995/6 - Neil Clarke
1994/5 - Gary Bergin
1993/4 - Dave Southern

Cross country leagues

Spectrum Striders takes part in two cross country leagues:

  • the North West Sunday Cross Country League
  • the Liverpool & District  Cross Country League

For both leagues, the club pays entry fees so it is free for you to run.

All races in these two leagues are included in the Spectrum Striders RC Cross Country & Multi-terrain Race Championship.


North West Sunday Cross Country League (NWSCCL)

You don't need to register or pre-enter for races in this league, just turn up and run!  Remember, even if you are not a counting runner, you can still push other clubs runners down the finishers list and increase the other club's score, so you can make a difference to the result.  It's free to enter and you get free butties & a cup of tea after!

This league is not just for the faster runner.  The races are all about 4½ to 5 miles long.

It would help if you would let Julian or the cross country captain know if you are intending to come so that we have a good idea of numbers as we need to ensure that we have a full ladies and men's team.

Remember that it is compulsory to wear your club vest.  Also you must be a first claim runner for your club.  If you run as second claim or as a guest, please use a running top that will not be confused with any the competing clubs.  Also, as a guest you may be asked to make a small contribution to the cost of refreshments.

At the finish, the organisers hand out a plastic finish token to each runner showing in which position you finished.  You then hand this to a representative from your club who will note your name and take the token.

Several of the smaller clubs combine teams to make them more competitive.  The following teams took part in the league in 2014:

  • Spectrum Striders RC
  • Liverpool RC
  • Penny Lane Striders
  • Knowsley Harriers AC
  • Newburgh Nomads RC (mens team only)
  • Widnes Wasps (womens team only)
  • Pensby Runners / Birkenhead AC
  • Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers / Parbold Pink Panthers
  • Warrington Road Runners / Helsby RC / Lymm Runners
  • Mersey Tri Club
  • Chester Tri Club
  • Liverpool Harriers
  • Ellesmere Port RC

Past results for the league are on Steve Saunders' web site.  Go to the site and click on "X-country".


Liverpool & District Cross Country League (L&D League)

This league is generally of a higher standard than the NWSCCL and the races are a little longer.  It is still a team competition but unlike the NWSCCL the men & women are part of the same team.

For these races, you need to be a first claim member of the club.  Also, there is no entry on the day.  You need to enter in advance via the cross country captain or Julian.

The league usually has three races before Christmas and a fourth race, the L&D League Championship, after Christmas.

For more information, go to the Liverpool & District Cross Country Union web site.

Senior Ladies

2015 - Liz Whitfield
2014 - Luisa Candioli
2013 - Liz Whitfield
2012 - Alison Draper
2011 - Liz Whitfield
2010 - Liz Whitfield
2009 - Liz Whitfield
2008 - Liz Whitfield (née Farhall)
2007 - Liz Farhall
2006 - Claire Davies
2005 - Claire Davies
2004 - Janet Salmon
            (née Robertson)
2003 - Nabilah Sahili
2002 - Janet Robertson
2001 - Janet Robertson
2000 - Karon Forster
1999 - Karon Forster
1998 - Caroline Cunningham

(no separate senior & vets champs prior to 1998)

1996/7 - Sue Southern
1995/6 - Annette Pritchard
1994/5 - Anne Hewitt
1993/4 - Gill Demet

Vet Ladies

2015 - Jane Lowe
2014 - Debbie Read
2013 - Karon Forster
2012 - Karon Forster
2011 - Caroline Hemming &
             Karon Forster
2010 - Marian Martin
2009 - Marian Martin
2008 - Marian Martin
2007 - Karon Forster
2006 - Marian Martin
2005 - Karon Forster
2004 - Karon Forster
2003 - Shelley Walsh
2002 - Janet Redpath
2001 - Janet Redpath
2000 - Annette Pritchard &
             Janet Redpath
1999 - Annette Pritchard
1998 - Anne Fortune

(no separate senior & vets champs prior to 1998)

1996/7 - Sue Southern
1995/6 - Annette Pritchard
1994/5 - Anne Hewitt
1993/4 - Gill Demet