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Basil Heatley, A Tribute

Basil Heatley, a young 17 year old worker from a farm just outside Coventry saw an advert by Godiva Harriers asking for would be athletes to take part in a recruitment ‘Novice Race’. Basil, having been very interested in athletics since seeing the great Czech runner Emile Zatopek’s medal achievements in the 1948 London Olympics

Basil Heatley

Basil Heatley who was The ECCA President in 2016/17 passed away on the 3rd August 2019. Basil who was 85 and as you know was a great cross country and marathon runner will be greatly missed and the ECCA send condolences to his wife and family. The Funeral of Basil will take place at 3-00pm

2019 English Cross Country Relays – Venue

The ECCA are delighted to announce that the 2019 English Cross Country Relays will once again take place at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday 2nd November. There had been some doubt as the Berry Hill Trust the owners of the Park had been close to closing the Park permanently due to lack of funds

12th Annual Open Meeting – Agenda

The 12th Annual Open Meeting of the ECCA will be held at the SMART ASTON COURT HOTEL, MIDLAND RD, Derby DE1 2SL on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 12 noon. The Conference Room is on the ground floor of the Hotel, tea and coffee will be available from 11:30. Agenda Apologies for absence Chairman’s welcome

English Cross Country Association 12th Annual Open Meeting

The 12th Annual Open meeting will be held on Saturday 18th May at the Smart Aston Ct Hotel, Midland Rd, Derby DE1 2SL (near Derby Railway Stn) All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics for cross country running are eligible to attend and vote. The meeting will start at 12 noon The Annual Open meeting is empowered to: *

Race Report – Rotselaar Feb 2019

England teams were in action at Rotselaar, Belgium in the Cross Cup event which was also their National Championships. Our women’s teams had great success with in the U20W Becky Briggs winning in a time of 16.28 and Shannon Flockhart coming in in second place, 12 secs down. Third was Febe Triest of Belgium and