Cross Country teams

It is the policy of the English Cross Country Association (ECCA), 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.

2022 selection events

9 January 2022 – Elgoibar International Cross Country, Spain
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22 January 2022 – Home Countries International, Belfast
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13 February 2022 – Belgium Cross Cup
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Selection information

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 ECCA decides on the programme of international fixtures and funds the trips. 4 athletes in each age group (Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men, Junior Women) are selected.Find out more at

Athletes wanting to be considered should contact the appropriate Team Manager, details of whom can be found at