The club participates in both the Kent Fitness League and the Kent League for cross country.
Kent Fitness League
Sunday 14th November – New Barn Park, Swanley
Sunday 28th November – Oxleas Wood
Sunday 12th December – Fowlmead
Sunday 2nd January – Minnis Bay
Sunday 16th January – Shorne Woods
Sunday 6th February- Blean Woods, Canterbury.
Sunday 20th February – Knole Park, 9 a.m. start
Saturday 16th October – Swanley Park
Saturday 23rd October – Somerhill School
Saturday 13th November – Danson Park
Saturday 27th November – Footscray Meadows
Saturday 12th February – Norman Park
Other cross country events in which Istead members participate are:
Kent County Cross Country Championship – Saturday 8th January – Brands Hatch
English National Cross Country Championships – Saturday 26th February – Parliament Hill, London
Here are the results for the 2019/2020 season:
Individually Trevor Edgley won the V70, Lynne Champion the V50 category & Joyce Bell the V65 category.
Other high finishers were Mark Champion 2nd V50, Barry Bell 2nd V70 and for the Ladies Lynne Champion was 5th overall, Katie Vick 11th and Victoria Katharine Wright 16th meaning that 3 ladies finished in the top 20.
In the age categories Katie Vick was 3rd under 35 (with Victoria Katharine Wright 4th), & Sally George was the 3rd F35.
This year also saw record turnouts for the club in cross country with Mark Champion, Aaron Pritchard, Matt Aspinall, Trevor Edgley, Barry Bell, Graham Green, Lynne Champion, Victoria Katharine Wright, Sally George, Janet Murray, Sandra Barbuti , Joyce Bell & Mandy Green completing all 5 races this year.
The 2019/2020 season will be remembered as a particularly muddy one!
Please note that if you want to take part in Cross Country, you will need to wear a club vest.