The English National XC Club Summary

Since the race was first run in 1877 many clubs have made the top 10. We have done a simple analysis of the results from the championships to see just how the various clubs have performed. Find out how Tipton Harriers have faired.

The analysis shows :-

  • The number of times a club has placed in the top 10 since 1877
  • The number of times a club has placed in the top 3 since 1877
  • The number of times they have won gold, silver & bronze medals since 1877
  • A club's best placement since 1877
  • A breakdown by century, post World War 2 & post 2000 (showing when they made the top 10)

The event has not been staged every year since it's inception due to the advent of war. In the very early years there were only a few clubs competing.

The results show just how the fortunes of clubs can/has changed. 

The analysis has tried to give the name of a club as it is now

Some clubs did not exist in the early days of Championship or came into being more recently. Some clubs have ceased to exist. Some clubs have come back into existence under a name from the past.

Some clubs have changed names, merged or morphed into others.

Every attempt has been made to get this aspect correct. In the early 20th century overseas clubs were allowed to contest the event as well as ones from the other home nations. This however did not continue for long.