Midland Counties Cross Country Association

Team Selection Policy

The team for the Home Countries International Cross-Country race  will consist of 4 juniors (Under-20s) and 4 seniors for both male and females (16 in total).

Those wishing to be selected are advised to contact their team manager.

The Midland teams will be selected after the ECCA have selected their team.

Team managers

Ladies  – Claire Martin Telford AC

Men     – Matt Long

Cross Country Events News

Derby Runner Midland Counties Cross-Country Relays – Saturday 22nd October 2022 – Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton.

The 2022 Midland Counties Cross-Country Relays will now include Under-13 boys and girls, Under-15 boys and girls, Under-17 Men and Women, Seniors and Masters Men and Women. Senior Men & Masters 4 X 6k Legs (two laps of 3k) Senior Women & Masters 3 X 6k Legs (two laps of 3k) Under-13/15 Boys & Girls

CHANGE TO ZOOM MEETING – MCCCA AGM – MONDAY 27th JUNE 2022 AT 7.00 P.M.

MCCCA have been contacted by Zoom advising us to delete the existing Zoom Meeting and create a new one as meetings that have circulated entry details have been gate crashed by uninvited attendees. If you are planning to attend tomorrow night’s AGM please contact the Chair of MCCCA at coachkeith53@gmail.com and he will send you

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY TROPHY MANAGEMENT

Following the disappearance of several trophies over the years and the fact that the Cross-Country Championships were not held in 2021, the Midland Counties Cross-Country Association (MCCCA) Committee decided not to present the trophies that they did have in 2022 and to spend a lot of time and effort trying to track down all the

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY ASSOCIATION – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – MONDAY 27th JUNE 2022

NOTICE is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) of the MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY ASSOCIATION will be held ONLINE on MONDAY 27th JUNE 2022 at 7.00 P.M. Those wishing to attend should use the following link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88672859212… Meeting ID: 886 7285 9212 Passcode: 179314 A draft agenda is attached to this

CAROLYN FRANKS TO RECEIVE AN AWARD AT THE NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY

The City of London (owners of Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath) has asked the English Cross Country Association (ECCA) for nominations of those who have given a lot to the sport of Cross Country over many years but remain in the background so they may offer a small gift to such officials and volunteers on

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP BERRY HILL, MANSFIELD SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY 2022 TIMETABLE

10-30 a.m. Under 13 Girls Four to Score 3km.- Lap A 10-50 a.m. Under 13 Boys Four to Score 3km. – Lap A 11-05 a.m. Under 15 Girls Four to Score 4km. – Lap B x 2 11-25 a.m. Under 15 Boys Four to Score 4km.- Lap B x 2 11-45 a.m. Under 17 Women

MIDLAND COUNTIES ROAD RUNNING OPEN FORUM – SUNDAY 16 JANUARY 2022 AT MIDDAY

A quick reminder that the above discussion will take place on Zoom at midday on Sunday 16th January 2022. This is your opportunity to have your say about anything road running related concerning the Midlands. Do you want to see changes? Should the 12 and 6-stage relays change? Should we offer more road races for

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS- ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2022

Club team managers are reminded that entries for the Midland Counties Cross-Country Championships close tomorrow Friday 14th January 2022. As at today several of the larger Midland clubs had not entered. Please remember that entries will only be accepted on line and LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Entries can be made via: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/mcaaxc22e.php

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS BERRY HILL MANSFIELD – SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY 2022

Entries for the Midland Counties Area Cross-Country Championships to be held at Berry Hill, Mansfield on Saturday 29th January 2022 can still be made through Sport Soft at the following link until Friday 14th January 2022: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/mcaaxc22e.php TIMETABLE AND DISTANCES 10-30am Under-13 Girls Four to Score 3km. 10-50am Under-13 Boys Four to Score 3km. 11-05am

VENUE NEEDED FOR 2022 MIDLAND 7 AND 5 CROSS-COUNTRY

The date for the 2022 Midland 7 and 5 has been set for Saturday 19th November 2022 and the Midland Counties Cross-Country Association are now seeking a club to host the event. There have been recent comments in some quarters about the number of Midland events that are held in the North of the Area;

MIDLAND 7- AND 5-MILE CROSS-COUNTRY – BULWELL HALL 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

The Women’s 5-mile cross-country was won by Martha Coyle of Notts Athletic Club who came home in 30:55 – 1 minute and 33 seconds clear of the runner-up, Tamara Freemen of Bromsgrove & Redditch who clocked 32:28, with Ella Taylor of Charnwood third in 32:37 just 9 seconds back. Notts AC finished three athletes in

VENUE FOR THE 2024 NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Midland Counties Cross-Country Association are looking for a club to host the 2024 National Cross-Country Championships. The provisional date is 24th February 2024. If your club is interested, please contact the Chair of the Midland Counties Cross-Country Association, Keith Brackstone, at coachkeith53@gmail.com by 5.00 p.m. on Friday 10th December 2021. Applications will be discussed

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS BERRY HILL MANSFIELD – SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY 2022

Details of the Midland Counties Area Cross-Country Championships to be held at Berry Hill, Mansfield on Saturday 29th January 2022 will be circulated to clubs this week. Entries are already open on Sport Soft at the following link: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/mcaaxc22e.php TIMETABLE AND DISTANCES 10-30am Under-13 Girls Four to Score 3km. 10-50am Under-13 Boys Four to Score

MIDLAND 7 AND 5- MILE CROSS-COUNTRY – SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

A quick reminder that these two races will be held on Saturday 20th November 2021 at Bulwell Hall, Nottingham. Entries close on Wednesday 10th November 2021. Letters have been circulated to Clubs but if your club hasn’t received one yet please contact Val Day in the Midland Counties Office by email to finance@mcaa.org.uk and update

MIDLAND COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CRITERIA FOR SELECTION FOR THE 2022 HOME INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY

As usual the Midland Counties, along with the North of England, have been invited to send an Area Team to compete in the Home International Cross-Country. This event will take place on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Dun Donald in County Antrim (the event was held there in 2019) as part of the Celtic Cross

MIDLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS – WOLVERHAMPTON – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

Just six weeks out from this event and the Midland Counties were still without a venue so we must begin with a special mention for Adam Guy and the volunteers from Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletic Club who stepped in and staged a great event on behalf of the Midland Counties Cross-Country Association (MCCCA). The MCCCA

MIDLAND 7 AND 5-MILE CROSS-COUNTRY RACES – SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

A letter will be sent to clubs by the end of the week with details about the Midland 7-mile and 5-mile races at Bulwell Hall, Nottingham on Saturday 20th November 2021. Entries will be through the Midlands Office with payment by bank transfer to the Midland Counties Account. We look forward to seeing lots of

MIDLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021 – ALDERSLEY STADIUM, WOLVERHAMPTON

Entries are now closed and we have the following numbers declared in races: Under-13 Girls – 10 Under-13 Boys -12 Under-15 Girls – 13 Under-15 Boys – 10 Under-17 Men – 14 Under-17 Women – 12 Senior Men – 49 Senior Women – 32 Masters Men – 22 Masters Women – 27 Team Managers now

FINAL REMINDER – MIDLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS – WOLVERHAMPTON – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

As at Tuesday 12th October 2021 only the following entries have been received: Under-13 Girls: 1 team + 2 unpaid Under-13 Boys: 4+2 Under-15 Girls: 3+1 Under-15 Boys: 1+1 Under-17 Women: None Under-17 Men: None Senior Women: 5+1 Senior Men: 9+6 Masters Women: 2+3 Masters Men: 3+2 This is a great opportunity to get a

DERBY RUNNER – MIDLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS – ALDERSLEY STADIUM – WOLVERHAMPTON – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

The Midland Counties are pleased to announce that the Derby Runner Midland Cross-Country Relays will take place at Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and entries are now available on the Sportsoft website at the following link: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/mcaaxcrel21e.php Online entries will close on Thursday 14th October 2021 and no changes to entries will

MIDLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

The Midlands Cross-Country Association has been working closely with officers from Halesowen Athletic Club investigating the possibility of holding the Midland Cross-Country Relays close to their club. So far two possible courses have been identified but both had to be discounted when tenant farmers refused to allow runners to cross their land. Officers from Halesowen