EAMA is proud to be able to field an International Cross Country from the members of the Area Clubs as well as promote Inter-Area XC events
EAMA is one of the four Regional associations that make up the BMAF collective along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The Association is represented on the BMAF Executive and at BMAF International Meetings. The eight constituent Area Clubs send a delegate to the two meetings held each year. The AGM is open to all.
EAMA promotes events for the benefit of its eight Area Clubs and hosts the International XC event in turn. Delegates from the Area Clubs form a Selection Committee for the England team the appropriate competitions. Clubs pay a small Levy to EAMA to cover expenses. Financial support & assistance is also received from England Athletics. They also support both the Indoor & Outdoor T&F Inter-Area matches.
The IMAA International Secretary has issued a press release confirming that the 2020 B&I Masters Cross Country is cancelled :
“Due to the current Covid 19 situation both here and in the UK we felt the best decision was to postpone the event in November. This decision was based on the following facts:
The age profile of the athletes participating falls into the high risk category
Outdoor events in Ireland is currently limited to 200, indoor events is 50.
IMAA is bound by AAI rules and regulations and their website provides that “Overseas athletes can compete in Ireland if they have completed 14 days of self-isolation in Ireland prior to the event and have proof of travel dates.”
Financial obligations have been deferred to 2021
While we are very disappointed not to be going ahead with the event this year we feel that it’s the right decision.
Having regard to the substantial preparatory work already carried out and to avoid incurring unnecessary costs we have now reached agreements with all parties concerned to host this event in 2021 ( November 13th ) subject to any Covid19 restrictions that may then apply.”
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.
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
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 :
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 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.
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.