Edgar Nicholls 1924 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of this much loved man. You will remember him handing you your number as you registered at our Track & Field Championships and always wishing you good luck. For years he officiated at the popular Road Relays in Sutton Park.

War deprived him of Olympian status; he was a Reserve for the 1948 London Olympics. He had such a pile of Worcester County AA medals before he reached Masters age that he offered them back to the County, he had won 38 Gold.  He never retired, not even from earning a living and contributing hugely to our sport whilst his wife Irene did the Seeding, Recording and other tasks for us. He won numerous BMAF age group events on the track and as a cross-country runner. As a 70-year old he was still helping a local farmer and could be found hunking bales of hay etc.

He and Irene have given their time and expertise generously not only to our sport, but to their community, local schools etc. Without such volunteers, we would all be so much poorer. At 96 he leaves us after a very fulfilling life.

We offer our sincere condolence to Irene and his family.

Bridget Cushen

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A short report has been published following the 2017 B&I International XC and very helpfully, draft guidance about selection for the England Team for 2018 as well as draft guidance (as a preview) about the Inter-Area XC which in this year will be held on Saturday 28 September 2018 at Nowton Park, Bury St. Edmunds.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