England Athletics representative opportunities for Cross Country

England Athletics representative opportunities for Cross Country

It is the policy of the English Cross Country Association, backed by England Athletics, to send teams to International Cross Country events to help athletes to develop and gain experience of travelling and competing against good quality athletes from other Countries, or give established athletes a chance to find form in preparation for various Trials and Championships.

England teams are selected for the Senior age group and the IAAF Under 20 age groups for both men and women.  No athlete who is under the age of 16 on the day of competition will be selected and if under 18 will be required to complete a parental consent form.  The English Cross Country Association has decided on the programme of international fixtures for 2016, as follows:

The ECCA who funds the trips will take 4 athletes in each age group (Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men, Junior Women).  Athletes wanting to be considered should contact the appropriate team Manager, details of whom can be found at  www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/team-managers

2015/2016 events

15th November 2015

Atapuerca event in Burgos, Northern Spain, an IAAF permit meeting 2 weeks before the GB Trials in Liverpool.
Selection criteria: With no suitable event prior to selection on the 1st November the Teams will be picked on previous form  including the end of last season as well the Cross Country Relays at Mansfield, although it is noted that they are generally short legs and this will be taken into account also recommendations from Area Team Managers will also be considered.  Click here for team selected

Burgos, Northern Spain
20th December 2015

Brussels Lotto Cross Challenge
Selection criteria: Selection will be based on the GB Trials in Liverpool on the 28th November. Athletes selected for the GB Team running in the European CC Champs will not be considered, athletes finishing in the places just outside of the GB Team will then be considered for selection of the Team going to Brussels in all age groups.

Brussels, Belgium
24th January 2016

Cross International Juan Muguerza - Elgoibar event in Spain an EAA permit event
Selection criteria: Selection to be made on the 10th January. Selection based on form at Liverpool and any outstanding County Championships performances.

The Cross International Juan Muguerza - Elgoibar event in Spain an EAA permit event
14th February 2016

Selection criteria: Selection on form at the Area Championships and other performances, Teams selected 31st January.

19th March 2016 Home Countries International in Scotland
Selection criteria: First 2 home in each the SM, SW, JM and JW races at the English National Cross Country Championships to be automatically selected to run in the HCI, 2 other athletes in each age group to be added based on form. Teams selected by 5th March.