Committee articles

Alan Brent

The English Cross Country Association is sad to report that Alan Brent has passed away aged 98. Alan was President of the English Cross Country Union in 1989 and worked hard for the ECCU as an Official and Course planner. He was also President of the South of Thames Cross Country Association in 1966 and

New President of the ECCA

At the annual ECCA meeting held at Derby, Richard Inchley was made President for the 2017/18 season. He received his Chain of Office from outgoing President Basil Heatley who said he had thoroughly enjoyed his year in the role. Richard, who has been the ECCA Treasurer for 11 years and is current Chairman of Bedfordshire,

10th Annual Open Meeting – Information

The 10th Annual Open Meeting of the ECCA will be held at the SMART ASTON COURT HOTEL, MIDLAND RD, Derby DE1 2SL on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 12 noon. The Conference Room is on the ground floor of the Hotel, tea and coffee will be available from 11:30. All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics

Annual Open Meeting 2017

English Cross Country Association Annual Open Meeting The 10th Annual Open Meeting will be held on Saturday 20th 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

Obituary – Dr Leo Carroll

It is with great sadness that ECCA has learnt that  Dr Leo Carroll has passed away peacefully following a short illness. He had been the Association’s President back in 2007. Please see a tribute taken from the Northern Athletics web site. Leo had been the current Northern Athletics President and had proudly carried out his

Obituary – Barry Wallman

The English Cross Country Association is sad to have received the news that Barry Wallman has passed away. Barry had been the Honorary Secretary of the ECCU from 1976 to 1988 and then President in 1990/1991. During his involvement with Athletics, Barry was proud to be from Cambridge and lived in the County and was

AGM – President Basil Heatley

We are delighted to announce that at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, last year’s President Bill McGuirk (North Area) passed his Presidency to the Midlands nomination for the role, Basil Heatley. Basil is one of the greatest cross country and marathon runners to have represented both England and GB. He followed his athletics career with many years

2016 ECCA Annual Open Meeting

9th Annual Open Meeting of the ECCA Smart Aston Court Hotel MIDLAND RD, Derby DE1 2SL 12 noon, Saturday 21st May 2016 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 and invite Basil Heatley, nominated by Midland Athletics, to

Bill McGuirk elected as President

On Saturday 16th May at Derby, the ECCA elected Bill McGuirk as it’s President for 2015/16. Bill a member of Wallsend Harriers & AC for many years has also been involved North East Counties Athletics for a long time and richly deserves the honour bestowed upon him. The photo show Bill being congratulated by outgoing

No change to age groups

At the Annual Meeting, there was a unanimous vote to support the Bedford & County AC proposal to oppose any change to age groups for younger athletes. With strong support at the meeting from Aldershot Farnham & District, these major Clubs were representing the views of most Clubs, and with no dissenting voices we now