The 2017 Southern Cross Country Championships take place at Parliament Hill Fields on January 28th. Back in 1931, travel agent Thomas Cook was running a special railway trip from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield in Essex (found this flyer tucked in an old notebook in the Kent AC archives). Cutting it a bit fine with the warm up, train arriving at 2:30 pm with junior race starting at 3 pm and Seniors at 3.15. Imagine this was mostly spectators, sure the runners would have there a bit earlier.
See previous archive posts on Kent AC and its history: