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Cross country races are through the winter months, often in the rain with plenty of mud. Walton AC are in the Surrey XC League, various XC championships, some ad hoc events such as the Priory Park Relays and our juniors also take part in the Border League.

Races vary in distance with senior ladies between 6km – 8km and mens 8- 14km depending on the race league. Juniors are often shorter starting at 1500m and becoming longer as you move up the age groups.

Race terrain varies race by race and can often be determined by the weather. Courses may include long hills, short hills, technical challenges, grass and trails.

All the league events are free to enter if you are a member of our club, you just need to have a club vest and confirm availability.

Our fixtures

Our Surrey XC League fixtures 2023-24 for senior runners are:

  • 14th October 23 – Epsom
  • 11th November 23 – Oxsted
  • 13th January 24 – Oxshott
  • 10th February 24 – Lloyds park

2024-25 fixtures coming soon.

Border League fixtures 2023-24 for junior runners are:

  • 5th November 23 – Maidenhead
  • 3rd December 23 – Guildford
  • 11th February 24 – Lightwater
  • 3rd March 24 – Reigate Priory Park

2024-25 fixtures coming soon.


Our juniors train in the Academy and Satellite groups.

Our middle and long distance student, senior and master runners all train together under Coach Jamie McLoughlin. We have team training plans and sessions and we encourage our runners to get together outside of these as well to complete other training, fostering a social atmosphere.

Team training

We know that everyone has different availability based on their own personal situations so training is not compulsory, it’s there if you can make it, so come along if you can. Examples of the training we do:

Mondays – Strength and Conditioning, the Hub, Walton (not all year round)
Tuesdays – Walton Track or Brooklands Community Park
Saturdays – Hill training and Parkrun
Sundays – Long social run, various locations across path and trails – Walton, Staines and Surrey Hills to name a few.

See us in action

Five ladies on an athletics track

Track & Field

We provide track & field athletics for all ages and our members have the opportunity to train and compete in various track, jump and throw disciplines.

Walton AC relay team

Cross Country

Cross country races are through the winter months, with courses that include long hills, short hills, technical challenges, grass and trails.

Four Athletes in red shirts on a grass field

Road Running

Road running is all year round with various competitions available. Distances range from the mile to 5-10km, half and full marathons as well as Parkrun.

Three men in Walton ac running vests

Senior & Masters

Our training is aimed to create athletes that want to improve, compete or maintain fitness. We offer track, field, cross country and road running that is inclusive for all.

Kids in Walton vests in sports hall


Set up to give children in years 4 to 7 the opportunity to try out many athletics activities – including jumping, throwing, running and hurdling.

Four girls in Walton vests at in mud


Providing opportunity to take part regularly in athletics through fun, competitive, and engaging sessions over a variety of athletic disciplines designed for all levels of ability.