England Cross Country representative fixtures
England Cross Country Association have now selected fixtures for representative teams for the coming winter. This has been based on the current domestic and championship fixture list with a view to trying to benefit those athletes who are likely to be either in contention, or on the fringe, of making the international championship teams.
OUR POLICY & SELECTION CRITERIA
Our Policy is to support English athletes in their ongoing development who are on an upward trajectory by offering opportunities and experience competing for England in international cross country competition either in the UK or abroad.
Athletes are expected to have competed at Liverpool in the European Cross Trial in 2023, or if unable to do so demonstrated personal ambition by competing previously in the National Cross Country Championship or European Cross Country Trial.
Note: Selections will be made 3 weeks before each event and an ‘expression of interest’ to be submitted via the appropriate form on the England Athletics /ECCA website or via email to team manager for each event.
2023-24 England Cross Country Team Fixtures:
Race 1 – 12th November 2023 Seville, Spain – Selection date 17th October – selection based on completing an expression of interest, previous cross country form January to March 2023 and current endurance performances up to selection date in October 2023
Race 2 – 7th January 2024 Elgoibar, Spain – Selection date 17th December 2023 -selection primarily based on European Trial 2023 + other recent form taken into account.
Race 3 – 20th January Parliament Hill, London (incorporating Home Countries International and Area match and UK Cross Challenge) – selection date 31st December 2023 -selection primarily based on European Trial 2023 + other recent form taken into account.
Race 4 – 11th February Diest, Belgium – Selection date 21st January 2024 – -selection primarily based on European Trial 2023 + other recent form taken into account.
England Cross Country Association – International competition policy
Athletes wanting to be considered should contact the appropriate team manager, details can be found at http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/team-managers/