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English Cross Country Association announces 2024 Annual Open Meeting

The 17th Annual Open Meeting of the ECCA will be held on Thursday 9 May at 11am in Nottingham. This will be a face-to-face meeting and tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.
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This month's performance round up

There has been lots of action indoors and on the roads for our England athletes this month. From our Age Group Indoor Combined Events and Junior Para Championships to the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100km, there are lots of successes to celebrate.
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ECCA English National Cross Country Championships postponed

Our partners at the English Cross Country Association (ECCA) have taken the difficult decision postpone tomorrow's planned National Cross Country Championships at Weston Park in Shropshire.
Junior men's podium at Diest XC

England shine at Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium 

The final round of the EnergyVision CrossCup in Diest provided the perfect conclusion to the series of European cross country events. On an unseasonably mild day in Belgium, fifteen athletes across both the junior and senior aged groups toed the line flying the flag for England. 
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England team selected for the Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium

We are pleased to announce a strong team of 16 athletes for the Lotto Cross Cup in Diest, Belgium. Typically held in January or February, the Cross Cup competition was created as a men's only event in 1941 before introducing the women’s competition in 1977. Historically attracting top athletes from Europe and Africa, England have been representing at the Cup for the last two seasons. The teams have enjoyed a range of successes including victories across all age groups at the various Cross Cup venues.

Gemma Steel: from local leagues to European cross country champion

Gemma is a multiple gold medallist at the European Cross Country Championships but also enjoys road running, especially the Great Run series. She'll tackle anything from 5k to half marathon and has been an active competitive athlete for over 15 years. Gemma was one of the four panellists at the National Running Show Q&A session. Read a summary of her interview.
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England Athletics’ Running Family came together en masse at the 2024 National Running Show

Senior women's start at London International XC

The future is here – how the new-look London International Cross Country has created a real buzz of excitement with today’s athletes 

For everyone at the inaugural London International Cross Country on 20 January, there was a real feeling this event marked the start of something very special indeed. 
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Where can I find competitions?

If you are a competition organiser who needs to plot in your outdoor track and field events, an exisiting national fixtures list is essential. And for both athletes and their coaches, planning the competitive year ahead is vital when preparing a training schedule.
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Full of promise – London International Cross Country

Last weekend, Parliament Hill Fields, a classic venue for more than a century, played host to the inaugural London International, a race that featured a Home Countries International as well as a guaranteed place on Great Britain’s World Cross Team in late March in Belgrade. There was also an inter area match, the trials for the World University cross and a set of competitive age group races, all of which took place on the twisting, testing 2km lap which offered great views for spectators.