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Welcome to the 2020 Varsity Cross-Country Races

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Varsity Cross-Country Races will not take place on their scheduled date of Saturday 5th December 2020. Provisionally, the event will take place on Saturday 20th March 2021.

From Thames Hare and Hounds’ Headquarters, Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, SW15 3PQ.

Order of Events

The Blues races will take place as follows:

2:00 p.m. 45th Ladies’ Race (4 miles) (Eight-a-side, six-to-score)

2:45 p.m. 130th Gentlemen’s Race (7½ miles) (Eight-a-side, six-to-score)


The programme for the 2020 races will be available in the week before the race. It will contain event details including start-lists, a race preiew and a statistical history of the event. Currently, the 2019 can be accessed at the link above.

Course Map including possible splits locations

Details of the ladies’ and gentlemen’s courses displaying the locations where we will attempt to take splits and give live updates of the state of the matches as they happen. In the ladies’ race, the splits will be in at point D (c. 2.5 miles) and point P (c. 3.75 miles). In the gentlemen’s race, the splits will be at point S (c. 3.75 miles), point D (c. 6.25 miles) and point P (c. 7.25 miles).

Live Results

The OpenTrack website where the splits and final results will be displayed as the athletes cross the line. The 2019 result is available at the link above.

Historic results

Details of the results of every gentlemen’s race (since 1880) and ladies’ races (since 1976), courtesy of Simon Molden. Further detail on the race history can be found on the Thames Hare and Hounds’ website.


Further details and news will be posted on the VarsityXC Twitter feed.