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Diane Leather

The English Cross Country Association is sad to hear that Life Member, Diane Leather, who later married to become Mrs Charles has died peacefully on Friday 7th September aged 85. Diane was a great distance runner both at Cross Country and on the Track. It was over the mile that Diane hit the headlines becoming

Ted Sutters

The English Cross Country Association is sad to hear that Ted Sutters passed away on Tuesday 10th July at the age of 96. Ted was for many decades a member of the English Cross Country Union Committee and was President during the 1968 – 69 season when the National was held at Parliament Hill. A

ECCA decides on National Cross Country Championship Distances for Senior Men and Women for 2019

At recent English Cross Country Association meetings of the championship and general committees, the subject of equi-distance championship races was discussed following overtures to the ECCA from a number of women runners. The ECCA conducted a survey at the National Cross Country Championships and this and other surveys carried out by other organisations and those

Race Report: Combined SIAB and HCI Cross Country 2018

The Combined SIAB and HCI Cross Country was held on a tight, testing course in front of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. The length of the lap was kept to 2K with multiple laps used with an extra 500 m loop to accommodate the younger age groups. The course was in great condition after the last few

Results – SIAB Cross Country 2018

Woolaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 24th March 2018 Download PDF results here Junior Girls — FINAL RESULTS Pos Num Name Club Time 1 1 Bea Wood England 14:04 2 2 Bethany Cook England 14:27 3 66 Anya Maclean Scotland 14:30 4 65 Anna Hedley Scotland 14:45 5 97 Samia Jones Wales 14:48 6 4 Emily

Results – Home Countries International Cross Country 2018

Woolaton Park, Nottingham, Saturday 24th March 2018 Download PDF results here Junior Women — FINAL RESULTS Pos Num Name Club Time 1 4 Julia Paternain England 22:01 2 3 Holly Page England 22:11 3 1 Scarlett Dale England 22:30 4 7 Naomi Lang Scotland 22:43 5 27 Claudia Cowan North 22:50 6 6 Anna MacFadyen

Notice of Annual Open Meeting 2018

The 11th Annual Open meeting will be held on Saturday 19th 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

Final domestic XC events of 2018

The final domestic Cross Country event of the Season takes place at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday when the Schools International and the Home Countries International takes place. The races get underway at 11:30 with the following Time Table. 1.) 11.30am Junior Girls  4K    2.) 11.50am Junior Boys  4.5K   3.) 12.15pm Inter Girls   4.5K   4.)

Survey on Distances for Senior Championship Races

The Survey took place at the English National Cross Championships held at Parliament Hill on the 24th February 2018 with 244 taking part Number of participants giving a name 84.8% Number of participants not giving a name 15.2% Number of participants that were female 59.0% Number of participants that were male 41.0%   Number of

Record Numbers Compete at the Home of Cross Country Running

On a bright, sunny but very cold afternoon cross country runners turned out in droves to compete in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields which many consider as the home of the sport. Overall the numbers finishing totalled 6444 up 1156 on the 2015 record, a fantastic 21% growth. Once