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

Click here for more details on the ECCA website.

 

2016 - 2017 events

Date

Event

Location Info
13 November 2016

IAAF permit event:
Cross de Atapuerca

Burgos, Spain

Senior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 plus Junior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 will also be taken to this IAAF Permit event. Selection will be mainly on known form and form during Road Relay season

Latest date for selection: 28th October 2016.  Click here for teamClick here for report.

18 December 2016

Brussels Iris CrossCup

Brussels, Belgium

Senior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 plus Junior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 will also be taken to this IAAF Permit event. Selection will be based on Liverpool trial event but none of the GB Team running in the European Champs will be included.

Latest date for selection: 12th December 2016.

22 January 2017

IAAF permit event

Elgoibar, Spain

Senior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 plus Junior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 will also be taken to this IAAF Permit event. Selection based on Liverpool trial event / current form and county champs.

Latest date for selection: 24th December 2016.

12 February 2017 (TBC)

IAAF permit event

 

Caceres, Spain

Senior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 plus Junior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 will also be taken to this IAAF Permit event. Selection based on current form up to and including area champs XC.

Latest date for selection: 28th January 2017.

25 March 2017 Home Countries International Wales Senior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 plus Junior Men’s and Women’s teams of 4 will be selected for this event. Selection will be offered to the top 4 in each of the Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s events at the National Cross Country Championships and if any decline then selection will be offered to the next person and so on. However this cannot happen until after the World XC Team is selected in March.