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Annual Open Meeting 2023 – Agenda

The 16th Annual Open Meeting of the ECCA will be held at Aston Ct Hotel, Derby on Thursday 11th May 2022 at 11.00 am. This will be a face-to-face meeting and tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. The Hotel is on the opposite side of the Road from the Railway Station. Please enter through

English Cross Country Association Annual Open Meeting 2023

The 16th Annual Open meeting will be held on Thursday 11th May 2023, 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 11.00am. The Annual Open Meeting is

Eddie Hardy, obituary

At the age of 95 the ECCA has lost Eddie Hardy, one of its oldest members. A top class Cross Country Runner, Eddie represented England twice in the International Cross Country Championships in 1951 and 1952. This was followed by years of giving back to the sport including a period as England Cross Country Team

Report – 2023 English National XC

Sarah Astin and James Kingston both took maiden National titles in the senior races on the Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire yesterday. The 6000-acre site treated thousands of runners across the 10 races to a hard and fast course with a few undulations on a dry if slightly chilly day. The venue is well used to

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Junior Men

The Belgians are renowned for their challenging cross country courses, organisation and hospitality so what better race to pick for our final international race of the season than Diest in Belgium. The Diest race is a part of the CrossCup series but as it is not a gold standard event it does not attract the

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Junior Women

The course was the same as the junior men 5070m. Innes went immediately into the lead followed by Hattie, Olivia and Sophie. At the end of the first of three laps Innes was in a clear lead from Hattie followed by Olivia and Sophie. Innes continued to stretch her lead during the second lap followed by Hattie

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Senior Women

The Senior Ladies team were represented by Sarah Astin, Niamh Bridson Hubbard, Rebecca Murray and Philippa Stone. The ladies delivered excellent performances on a challenging 9km multi lap course, each lap containing several tight turns, running through sand and running up and down steep banks. They all started positively and ran with the leading pack

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Senior Men

On a particularly tight and twisty Diest course, a good start to the hairpin turn after two hundred metres was essential. All three England representatives were soon to the fore, with Tomer Tarragano (Brighton & Hove, Dean Miller) covering the lead, closely followed by Jack Gray (Cambridge & Coleridge, Mark Vile) and Ned Potter (Newham