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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

XC Equalisation of Distances; Statement from the ECCA and 3 areas

The Cross Country representatives of the Northern, Midland & Southern Areas and the English Cross Country Association held their inaugural meeting, on the 14th January 2021. This is the first of a series of meetings aimed at delivering a unified response on behalf of the sport of cross country through the sport’s major competition providers

The Nationals, and COVID

The ECCA has reluctantly decided that it is not going to be possible to promote the annual English ‘National’ Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London on March 6th 2021 as originally planned. Whilst there may be some degree of relaxation of Covid 19 conditions by then, it is not realistic to start planning and

Return to Competition (England Athletics)

Information from England Athletics regarding the return to competition for cross country racing can be found at the below links: Cross Country Guidance (PDF) England Athletics Website, further details Cross Country Licence application

ECCA Cross Country Relays – Update

We very much regret that after significant consultation, planning and discussion, circumstances outside our control have lead us to conclude that the English National Cross Country Relays cannot happen as we hoped at the end of October. Understandably with the current restrictions and rising occurrence of Covid-19 Mansfield District Council have very reluctantly decided that

Cross Country Competition – State of Play

The ECCA were represented at the meeting referred to below. We will continue with our planning for Cross Country although we accept that there will be restrictions but we will move forward as quickly and safely as we can. The formal statement is below. England Athletics is pleased to announce that we have begun making

Coronavirus and Cross Country

The ECCA is aware that at this time of the year, Clubs and Cross Country Leagues plan to be making preparations for the season ahead. Another consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic is that although athletes in Clubs are allowed to train now in groups, Cross Country competition is not taking place. England Athletics is drafting

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