British & Irish Masters Cross Country International : Dublin on 14 Nov 2020 : COVID Update

We will have to wait until the 16 August 2020 before there is any further decision regarding the postponement / cancellation of the B & I Cross Country International scheduled to take place in Dublin on 14 November 2020.  

The organiser’s IMAA are (similarly to us in the UK) currently under a lockdown situation.  The Irish Government’s five stage policy will lift at the end of August – subject to the pandemic staying under control.  With the accommodation and the banquet booked, IMAA are optimistic that the event will go ahead.  Some of the Home Countries have selection trials planned specifically for the International and these are still within the fixture list.


Mel James.  BMAF Cross Country Secretary

EAMA Indoor Inter Area Challenge – 1 Mar 2020

A new European Record for Julia Machin of MMAC in High Jump

In the match between six area clubs there were eight other CBPs and many closely contested events.  MMAC athlete W45 Julia Machin cleared 1.65m in the high jump to add two centimetres to the previous record.

The other CBPs were

Sally Hine                     W70             60m.                  10.34                   MMAC
Dominic Bradley          M40             200m.               22.96                   MMAC
Giuseppe Minetti        M50             200m.               24.62                   VAC
Tina Wickens               W50             400m.               65.05                   MMAC
Mark Symes                 M50             1500m.             4:17.69               SCVAC
Joanne Willoughby     W50             Long Jump        4.82                     MMAC
Carolyn Derbyshire     W35             2k. Walk           10:32.77             MMAC
Noel Blatchford           W70             2k. Walk           13:24.41             SCVAC


… and the Team Results were :

TEAM                          MEN          WOMEN             TOTAL
MMAC                          207              167                    374
EMAC                            188              148                    336
SCVAC                           156              135                    291
VAC                               165              110                    275
WMAA                          125              149                    274
SWVAC                           78                16                      94

England Masters Cross Country Team Selection for 2020

The EAMA cross country team selection process has been changed and there will now be a selection race for the teams to compete in the 2020 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International to be held in Dublin on 14 November 2020. The selection race will be held on 10 Oct 2020 and it will be incorporated within a North Midlands Cross Country League race. The team will be selected in all 5-year age categories. The venue for the race will be Markeaton Park, Kedlesdon Road, Derby DE22.

Full details and the selection for are available here :

and on the Cross Country page.

See later post update re-Covid Lockdown etc. http://englandmasters.org.uk/2020/05/07/british-irish-masters-cross-country-international-dublin-on-14-nov-2020/


B&I 2019 Cross Country Selection – Event being held in Southport 16 Nov 2019

Kim Matthews is the EAMA Cross Country Secretary and has produced the full details for the 2019 Selection process.  This updates and enhances the “taster” paper previously available and provides you with all you need.  All aspiring cross country athletes should read the process document and submit their application to be in the hands of their selector not later than 27 Sept 2019

The full pack of papers to support the selection process are 2019 B&I Selection for EAMA.

2018 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International – Swansea, Wales

The selection process for the England team to take part in the 2018 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International at Swansea, Wales on 17 Nov 2018 has opened and affiliated runners are encouraged to get their application in.

It is important that all athletes wishing to be selected are paid up members of their respective Masters/Veteran area club or association and also be UK registered.  Applications must be made on the EAMA XC 2018 papers which must be fully completed and sent to the relevant area club/association representative named below by Wednesday 3 October at the latest.

More details (and the application forms) are on the Cross Country page.

Cross Country 2018

A short report has been published following the 2017 B&I International XC and very helpfully, draft guidance about selection for the England Team for 2018 as well as draft guidance (as a preview) about the Inter-Area XC which in this year will be held on Saturday 28 September 2018 at Nowton Park, Bury St. Edmunds.

The 2018 B&I International XC will be held in Swansea and organised by Welsh Masters on 17 November 2018.