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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. 
UK Cross Challenge 2024

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.
National Running Show stand 2024

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. 
Sprint start at the 100m

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.
spectator tunnel at London International XC

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.
Group of male cross country runners

Encouraging friendly inter-club rivalry increases strength in depth

Recognising the importance of team camaraderie, along with encouraging friendly inter-club rivalry has helped race organiser Dave Richmond maintain the huge popularity the Frostbite Friendly League enjoys every winter in the Cambridgeshire area.
Amelia Quirk at Cardiff cross country 2022

England team selection for London International Cross Country

Later this month, a team of 16 athletes will represent England at the inaugural London International Cross Country. Part of the UK Cross Challenge, within the Home Countries International, athletes will battle it out across the 10km course, split over five 2km laps. Dubbed the ‘Night of the 10,000m PBs for cross country’, it is set to be an exciting day of racing.
Zak Mohamed at international cross country

England team selected for Juan Muguerza Elgoibar Cross Country

We are pleased to announce a team of 16 athletes selected to represent England at the Juan Muguerza Cross Country in Elgoibar, Spain this weekend. This year there will be England teams in both the junior and senior races.