The Saucony English Cross Country Relays

2013 Relays

Entries for the 2013 Saucony English Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield are now being accepted.

For ease of administration for both the ECCA and Clubs all entries must be made online this year via the following link www.frsystems.co.uk/natrelay

Entry fees remain the same as in 2012 but as a consequence of new conditions made by our results provider, we have had to introduce an admin fee of £1 per club per age group.

The Closing date is FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER 2013 and Clubs are urged to note this.

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START-JUNIOR-WOMEN-1-Mansfield2012The first English Cross Country Relays took place in 1985 with just three events; Under 17 Men, Junior Men and Senior Men.

The event was first staged in Crystal Palace Park and then again in the same location two years later in 1987 before it moved permanently to Berry Hill Park, Mansfield in 1989.

That year, womens events were also held and over the years all the age groups have been added – there are now eight races and ten championships competed for on a single day. Over the years this event has grown in stature thanks to the dedication of all the officials, sponsors and the co-operation of Mansfield District Council.  In an era where numbers of participants have fallen this event continues to grow in size.

 

Michael Callegari

Michael Callegari

Since the advent of the event, all the top British cross country runners have competed over the course around Berry Hill Park and with the various laps remaining the same, consistent records have been established and are regularly challenged. The positioning of the event in early November makes it an ideal competition for athletes aiming to qualify for the Great Britain team to take part in the European Cross Country Championships a month later and at the same time support their club. 

Ian Byett

ECCA Hon Sec

 

Images (c)Mark Shearman 2012

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