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Eric Nash

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Eric Nash who died peacefully on Wednesday morning aged 94. Eric was a former Secretary of the Southern Men’s Association,  Secretary and President of Cambridge Harriers, President of the South of England A.A., South of England Cross Country Secretary and President of the

Update on Covid Affected Competition

Throughout the last year or so, we have been examining many possibilities regarding running the 2020 National Cross Country Relays and the 2021 National Cross Country Championships. Unfortunately we have been unable to adjust the calendar to accommodate either of these Championships. We have now agreed to move forward, abandon those Championships and continue our

Equidistance Statement by ECCA

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE ECCA AND THE AREAS The ECCA and the three area competition providers in the Midlands, North and South continue to oppose the equalisation of distances for cross country and this view has been supported by an overwhelming majority at grassroots level who know our sport well alongside many eminent athletes and

English Cross Country Association Annual Open Meeting 2021

The 14th Annual Open meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd May, at this stage we hope the venue will be the Smart Aston Ct Hotel, Midland Rd, Derby DE1 2SL (near Derby Railway Stn). However, we will advise members nearer the time on the venue. All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics for cross country

XC Equalisation of Distances; Statement from the ECCA and 3 areas

The Cross Country representatives of the Northern, Midland & Southern Areas and the English Cross Country Association held their inaugural meeting, on the 14th January 2021. This is the first of a series of meetings aimed at delivering a unified response on behalf of the sport of cross country through the sport’s major competition providers

The Nationals, and COVID

The ECCA has reluctantly decided that it is not going to be possible to promote the annual English ‘National’ Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London on March 6th 2021 as originally planned. Whilst there may be some degree of relaxation of Covid 19 conditions by then, it is not realistic to start planning and

Return to Competition (England Athletics)

Information from England Athletics regarding the return to competition for cross country racing can be found at the below links: Cross Country Guidance (PDF) England Athletics Website, further details Cross Country Licence application