British Masters Cross Country Championships – Wallsend 18 Mar 2023
The course is on grassland around the Rising Sun Hill – 2 laps (5.8 km) for all women and M65+ and 3 laps (8.6 km) for M35-M60.
- BMAF XC 35-65 Men Team Results 2023
- BMAF XC Women and O65 Men Team Results 2023
- BMAF XC Women and O65 Team Individual Results
England Masters Cross Country Team Selection Race – Derby 14 Oct 2023
Open to all paid-up members of the BMAF area clubs in England. The first 3 athletes from each 5-year age category in Race 1 and in categories M55 and M60 in Race 2 are guaranteed selection in the England Team for the B&IXC being held in Glasgow on 11 Nov 2023 (details below). Similarly the first 4 athletes in the other 5-year age categories M35 up to M50 in race 2 are guaranteed selection,
The course for race 1 is 6km for All Women and Men 65+ . Race 2 is 9.8km M35 to M60.
All athletes are requested to complete and submit the attached Selection Form. This is absolutely essential in the case of those that might not automatically qualify. Anyone not able to attend can apply for the remaining places in the team based on their performances during the year. Competing in either or both of the events listed above is likely to be a great help to the selectors.
Entry links available on the BMAF website fixtures page
British & Irish Masters Cross Country International – Glasgow 11 Nov 2023
A very special weekend of teams of 80 men/women from each of the home countries and Ireland competing for individual and team age group medals and the friendly rivalry that has existed for the last 33 years will be resumed in Glasgow. There will be two races of 6km for the women/men over 65 and for the women aged-35-64 followed by two races of 8km for the men aged 50-64 and 35-49. Finally there will be an open race over the same distances.
In the evening, there will be a banquet to accompany the presentation of medals.
Full details and entry links available on the BMAF website fixtures page
Entry via your own Area Selector :
EMAC Yuko Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
MMAC Mick Smedley email@example.com
NMAC Sue Cordingly firstname.lastname@example.org
SCVAC Michael Jeffries email@example.com
SWVAC Alison White firstname.lastname@example.org
VAC Mike Mann email@example.com
Isle of Man Mo Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
NEMAA Kim Matthews email@example.com
EMAA Inter-Area Masters Cross Country Challenge 2022
Results are available on OpenTrack at :
Results and some pictures at NEMAA News https://www.nemaa.co.uk/news
Race 1 – All women and Men 65+
Winning team of six scorers – NEMAA 86.32%
Carol Page 88.66%, Allie Wilson Craw 88.16%, Katherine Davis 88.06%, Jane Hodgson 85.48%, Jackie Murdy 84.03%, Maggie Lorraine 83.48%
Race 2 – Men 35 to 64
Winning team of 6 scorers – NEMAA 81.90%
Brian Martin 84.91%, David Nicholson 84.73%, Gavin Bayne 82.22%, David Graham 80.68%, Mark McNally 79.50%, Jarlath McKenna 79.36%
Runners up team – Welsh Masters Athletics Ltd. 76.37%
Combined overall female top age graded result – Carol Page NEMAA W60 – 88.66%
Combined overall male top age graded result – Stanley Owen NMAC – 87.49%
18 of the top age graded results were by NEMAA representatives.
2020 Event Cancelled (14 Aug 2020). See News Post
EMAA each year seeks to select a team of athletes in the five-year age groups to take part in the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International (usually held in November each year). Selection normally takes place in late summer and potential athletes must be a member of one of the constituent clubs (EMAC, IoM, MMAC, NMAC, NEMAA, SCVAC, SWVAC or VAC as either a first or second claim member). The process for selection for 2020 has been published and the associated documentation is now available here – EAMA XC Selection 2020 application form
This year’s race was held at Singleton Park, Swansea on the 17th November. The course was very undulating on normal grass as you would expect for a park. Fortunately the weather was fine and sunny but not too hot.
England swept the team awards winning all age groups apart from the Men’s 75 where we finished 2nd.
Congratulations must go to our individual medal winners:
Gold: Kate Rennie (SCVAC) W45; Kathryn Bailey (SWVAC) W50; Yuko Gordon (EMAC) W65; Angela Copson (MMAC) W70; Alastair Watson (MMAC) M40; James Skinner (SCVAC) M45; Tim Hartley (MMAC) M50; and Ben Grant (NMAC) M70.
Silver: Jessica Franklin (VAC) W35; Kirst Longley (NMAC) W40; Julie Dixon (SWVAC) W45; Caroline Wheelhouse (NMAC) W60; Dot Fellows (MMAC) W70; Will Smith (NMAC) M40; Scott Smith-Bannister (SCVAC) M55; Nigel Gates (SWVAC) M65.
Bronze: Lara Bromilow (EMAC) W35; Louise Rudd (NMAC) W40; Jacqueline Rockliffe (SWVAC) W45; Clare Elms (VAC) W50; Monica Williamson (MMAC) W55; Linda Hembury (VAC) W60; Dorothy Kesterton (NMAC) W65; Nick Jones (NMAC) M40; Simon Baines (VAC) M45; Andrew Leach (EMAC) M50; Guy Woods (SWVAC) M55; Paul Merrison (NEMAC) M60; David Butler (EMAC) M65; Phil Brennan (MMAC) M75..
The overall team scores were as follows:
MEN’S TEAM ENG IRL WAL SCO NIR
TOTAL 44 27 23 21 19
WOMEN’S TEAM ENG IRL SCO WAL NIR
TOTAL 40 30 26 15 8
COMBINED ENG IRL SCO WAL NIR
TOTAL 84 57 47 38 27
Our only disappointment was the apparent lack of enthusiasm for our award winners at the evening banquet compared to the reception given to that given to the other country’s winners. Perhaps we can to better next year in Southport 2019.
We would especially like to thank all of you competitors for the warm welcome you gave us and for the emails of thanks that we have received. We would also like to thank Julie Everett wife of Steve M55 Reserve for the invaluable help in distributing kit etc. on the Saturday morning.
David & Ruth Lesley (Team Managers)
EAMA Team Photo for B&I International XC 2017 Picture by Stephen Latimer (this and others at https://stephenlatimer.shootproof.com/BritishandIrishMasters)
In 2017 the event was hosted by the Northern Ireland Athletics Masters Association in Derry on 18th November 2017. The series of races for Masters athletes took place on the Saturday afternoon on 18th November 2017 at Gransha Park in the City.