Cross Country


England Masters Cross Country Selection for 2016 Event

We now have the selection process material from England Athletics Masters Association for the 2016 Cross Country event which will be held at Tollcross Park, Glasgow on Saturday 12 November 2016.

Teams will be selected by a panel based upon the the submissions made and so if you have the desire to represent England Masters at the cross country, please get your submission in. Everything you need to know is in the pack here.  Please note that I must receive your hard copy submission etc not later than Saturday 23 Sept 2016 (and I have no leeway in this date because I have to set off for a marathon in Portugal the day after anyway).

This is a great chance for EMAC members to be selected to represent England - some members have in the past expressed concern that the process appeared opaque.  We are trying to make it as open and fair as possible for the benefit of everyone.  Best of luck and I hope to be receiving many applications.    Maurice Hemingway (Temp XC Sec)

EVAC Cross Country Champs 2015  -  Saturday 21 November 2015EVAC XC Info2015.pdf

Excellent event with a turnout of 36 EVAC runners took place at Hillyfield, Colchester as part of the Eastern AA Championships.  Some really good results in various age groups.  The MV35 to MV55 ran 10k course whilst the FVs and MV60+ ran a 6k course.  It was a tad cold and blustery but otherwise good conditions on this undulating course.  Many thanks to Eastern AA for incorporating us in their event.   EVAC Results

BMAF Open Cross Country Camps 2015  -  Ruthin, Denbigshire  Sat 14 March 2015

Alex Rowe who is the EAMA XC Sec has informed us that the BMAF Open XC Championship will be used as part of the selection process for consideration of places for the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country being held this year in Dublin on 14 November 2015.  Good to run against other hopefuls for selection.  More info on Events.

EVAC Cross Country Champs 2014  -  Saturday 29 November 2014

Many thanks to Tom Salway for promoting this within EVAC and liaising with Kettering Harriers who hosted the event.  Tom writes, Weather was mild but overcast and the going was pretty soft but not too muddy. It was an interesting course with some twists and turns and a welcome downhill finish over the last 400m.  Adam from Kettering Harriers did a terrific job and was really helpful. EVAC Results

EAMA Open Masters Cross Country Race - Wollaton Park -  Saturday 22 November

Why not go along to the Open Race at this year’s British & Irish Masters International Cross Country to be staged by England Athletics Masters Association on Saturday November 22nd at Wollaton Park in Nottingham, one of the most spectacular cross country venues in England.

Get to enjoy the spectacle and camaraderie of the International Event and then take a competitive run over the same 5km and 8km courses as traversed by the International. There will be three International races followed at 14:00 by the Open Race.

Any EVAC members selected as Reserves for the England teams will be automatically entered into the Open Race as England competitors free of charge to them, and any having an England vest from a previous year can wear this vest if they wish.  Entry Form

     XC Update

Twelve EVAC Members have been selected for the International.  Congratulations and best wishes.  They are :

M35  Luke Humphreys & Stuart Nelson
M40  Malcolm Muir Rs
M50  Colin Ridley Rs
M55  Richard Drage & Michael Bridgeland Rs
W45  Philippa Taylor
W50  Margaret Deasy & Maureen McCarthy Rs
W55  Gail Duckworth
W70  Mary Holmes & Anne Martin

EVAC Cross Country Champs 2013  -  Saturday 30 November 2013

Many thanks to Rob Lands for promoting this within EVAC.   The event took place as part of the Kettering Harriers Charity Cup XC.  Rob also helped out with the recording and took some photos which are linked from our Facebook page and at M35-M55 and F & M60+.  Full results and EVAC Results

Southern Masters Cross Country, Shuttleworth (Nr Biggleswade)

Club members may be interested in this event on Saturday 14 December 2013 as it is in our area.  The races are held within the Southern Inter Counties cross country programme.  Shuttleworth Park is a hilly grassland course, so is good running.  Please note that the race is not organised by BMAF or a regional club and so the age groups etc will not follow the BMAF pattern.  Entries close Fri 29 Nov 2013.   SEAA Page   Entry Forms (scroll to p4&5 for Masters form)

BMAF Cross Country Relays, Derby, Saturday 23 November

The cross country relays return to the calendar at the same venue as last year, Moorways Stadium. The course consists of two 1 mile laps per leg.  There are two races - women plus M65’s and then all other men’s age groups.  Teams are in 10 year age groups starting at M35 & W35.  Three per team for the women’s and M65 races. Five per team for M35 & M45 teams, four for M55.  Entry forms are on the BMAF website.  EVAC were not well represented last year so lets hope for more teams from the area in 2013.  The closing date is Fri 8 November.  Details   Entry Form

BMAF 2013 Cross Country Championships - Results from  Sunderland 16 Mar 2013

As far as we can tell, five EVAC members went to Sunderland for the BMAF XC - two from Chelmsford and two from C&C.  Between them they secured two 1st places and two 3rd places.  Extracted results are available on our Results page.  Well done Mary Holmes, Helen Grant, Maureen McCarthy, Wendy King and Michael Bridgeland.

Anunal EVAC, RAF & Cambs Uni XC - Saturday 26 Oct 13 - Results

The Eastern Counties v RAF v Cambridge Univ, race was on Saturday 26 October St Neots and EVAC sent around a request for volunteers for the Eastern Masters team.  These are the extracted results for masters with overall position on the left.

8,   0:23:52,  MUSSETT, Adrian,   Eastern AA,  Vet Men
13, 0:24:21,  HARRISON, Sam,  Eastern AA,  Vet Men
23, 0:25:05,  SALT, Mike,  Eastern AA,  Vet Men
36, 0:26:27,  ROWLAND, Chris, Royal Air Force,  Vet Men
39, 0:26:36,  MAXWELL, Marcus,  Royal Air Force,  Vet Men
42, 0:26:54,  TUFF, M,  Eastern AA,  Vet Men
46, 0:27:15,  PETTIT, S, Eastern AA, Vet Men
55, 0:28:50,  BELL, Simon, Royal Air Force, Vet Men
57, 0:29:44,  HOULTON, D,  Eastern AA, Vet Men
58, 0:30:01,  LOVESEY, N,  Eastern AA,  Vet Men

The RAF runners are not EVAC members, neither is  Sam Harrison, but the other six are so it seems the notice worked.  There wasn't a masters race for the women but two members did compete

7,   0:19:11,  LEGGATE, Ellen,  Eastern AA
14, 0:20:05,  MCCARTHY, Maureen,  Eastern AA

The full results are here

EVAC Cross Country Championships 2012 - Sat 8 Dec 2012

We were pleased to be able to hold our cross country championships again in 2012 and they were held within the Kettering Charity Cup - one of the oldest cross country events in the country by kind agreement of Kettering Town Harriers.  It was an excellent day for racing although pretty cold for spectators and officials.

EVAC Results (amended 13.45hrs 9 Dec 2012)      Full Results

EVAC Cross Country Mens Start 2012

Mens Start - Pic Rob Lands

EVAC XC Sec - vacant