Cross Country Relays


Our 55th edition of the XC relays will take place 30th October 2021




This years relays will take place on Saturday October 30th.

Online entries will close midnight BST 23/10/21, on the day entries are also accepted. Any queries, concerns, song requests etc. please contact Emilia on:


This years relays will take place on Saturday October 30th. All are welcome at our relays. Universities, schools, sports clubs, or simply a group of friends. Team prizes are on offer to teams that are entirely made up of either: students at the same university, past members of university clubs, members of the same sports club, or students at the same school. Fastest leg prizes, however, are available to all competitors.

6 x 3k relay, mens and mixed teams

3 x 3k relay womens team

Past Results




The inaugural UMACCC relays took place on the 28th October 1967 at Wythenshawe Park, Sale. Birmingham University are by far the most successful team in the history of the men’s race with more than 12 wins whilst Stretford AC (now Trafford AC) have clocked four of the fastest times ever on the women’s side. Recent races (post-millennium) have been dominated Birmingham University.

Over the years the race has been sponsored by a multitude of local and national companies including Wilson’s Brewery; Ronhill Sports; Fastrax, Fila and Sweatshop. The willingness of these companies to support the relays is homage to the many people who have helped sculpt and cement the reputation of the relays over the past 40 years.

Course Records (University Fields from 2012):

Women’s fastest leg – Lauren Howarth – 9:32

Women’s team overall – Birmingham University – 29:47

Men’s fastest leg – Jonathan Davies – 8:20

Men’s team overall – Leeds Beckett – 52:55




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