British Athletics Milton Keynes Cross Challenge


The British Athletics Milton Keynes Cross Challenge takes place on Saturday 7th November at Tear Drops Lakes.

The event was added to the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series in February 2015 and has been moved to act as the 2015/2016 'season opener' this November.

Welsh women in Cross Challenge action

The races are intended to help prepare athletes for the British Athletics Liverpool Cross Challenge which hosts the Trial race for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team to compete at the European Cross Country Championships on December 14th.

It is felt that this race could help to prepare Welsh Athletes for Liverpool who sometimes reach the trial race without having raced the best athletes in the UK since the previous season.

Entries close on Wednesday 28th October.

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British Athletics has announced the dates and locations for the 2015/16 Cross Challenge. The series incorporates five key fixtures across the autumn and winter season as thousands of athletes seek to become Britain’s best cross country athletes. 

The series offers five high quality and competitive cross country opportunities for athletes which culminates with the series finale in Birmingham in March 2015. In order to be eligible for prizes at the Final, athletes must have competed in two of the previous four cross challenge fixtures. There is no entry fee for those who qualify.

The Cross Challenge also gives up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to match themselves against established cross country stars with competitive fields catering for all age-groups; senior, under-20, under-17, under-15 and under-13.

The Cross Challenge events will be held at Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Antrim and Cardiff with the series finale to be hosted once again at Cofton Park, Birmingham.

With cash prizes on offer, the British Athletics Cross Challenge guarantees fantastic racing opportunities as our athletes prepare for events such as European Cross Country Championships in France on December 13 2015. Further information on international selection can be found by clicking here.

British Athletics believes that the series is a fundamental pathway for endurance competitors and looks forward to once again working with the various organisers who deliver quality events each time.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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