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Team competitions restart..

The English Cross Country Association will start taking teams away from England in the new year. Teams of 4 Senior Men, 4 Senior Women, 4 Junior Men (U20) and 4 Junior Women (U20) will compete at the following events. Sunday 9th January, El Goibar – Spain Saturday 22nd January, Home Countries International, Dundonald – Northern


After a year away because of the pandemic, the country’s most prestigious cross-country relay returned to the calendar. Here Martin Duff gives a view of what went on at a blustery Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. After the mud and rain that plagued the 2019 event, the weather conditions were generally good, if rather windy on

Results – Relays 2021

  PDF CSV U17 Men v4 U17 Women v2 U15 Girls v2 U15 Boys v2 U13 Girls v2 U13 Boys v2 Senior Women v2 Senior Men v2 Junior Women v2 Junior Men v2 U17 Women v2 U17 Men v4 U15 Girls v2 U13 Girls v2 U15 Boys v2 U13 Boys v2 Senior Men v2 Senior

English National Cross Country Relays – update

The English National Cross Country Relays take place after a year off due to Covid at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield this Saturday 6th November. This popular event has received over 1000 team entries for the 15th consecutive year and 1048 teams across all age groups will take part this year. The racing is sure to be

Eric Nash

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Eric Nash who died peacefully on Wednesday morning aged 94. Eric was a former Secretary of the Southern Men’s Association,  Secretary and President of Cambridge Harriers, President of the South of England A.A., South of England Cross Country Secretary and President of the

Update on Covid Affected Competition

Throughout the last year or so, we have been examining many possibilities regarding running the 2020 National Cross Country Relays and the 2021 National Cross Country Championships. Unfortunately we have been unable to adjust the calendar to accommodate either of these Championships. We have now agreed to move forward, abandon those Championships and continue our

Equidistance Statement by ECCA

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE ECCA AND THE AREAS The ECCA and the three area competition providers in the Midlands, North and South continue to oppose the equalisation of distances for cross country and this view has been supported by an overwhelming majority at grassroots level who know our sport well alongside many eminent athletes and

English Cross Country Association Annual Open Meeting 2021

The 14th Annual Open meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd May, at this stage we hope the venue will be the Smart Aston Ct Hotel, Midland Rd, Derby DE1 2SL (near Derby Railway Stn). However, we will advise members nearer the time on the venue. All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics for cross country