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USATF Winter Championships
The USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will be taking place in San Francisco on Saturday, December 10 in Golden Gate Park. Five races will be contested: masters women 6K, masters men 60+ 8K, masters men (40-59) 10K, open women 6K, and open men 10K.
This year is the 138th time the event has taken place having started in 1883. The pandemic affected the 2020 edition, the only year it has been cancelled. The USATF-managed championships began in 1993.
The defending winter champions are Shadrack Kipchirchir and Alicia Monson.
In addition, individual prize money will be awarded to Age-Graded Masters Male and Female in each of the Masters Championship races as follows:
- 1st Age-Graded Masters Male 10 km (40+) – $200
- 1st Age-Graded Masters Male 8 km (60+) – $200
- 1st Age-Graded Masters Female 6 km – $200
Complete details are available here>>
British Athletics Championships
The November 26 meet will be the European Championships Trials and will be taking place in Sefton Park Liverpool.
Britain offers up a series challenge, so far one meet has already taken place on October 15 in Cardiff. The next event happens on November 12 at Milton Lake at Teardrop Lake. Two more take place in 2023.
The European Championships take place on Dec. 11 in Turin, Italy.
The very first British Championships took place in 1876. Women were included starting in 1927. From 1940 to 1945 the event did not take place due to the second world war. And 2021 was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Defending champions are Mahamed Mahamed who represents Southampton AC and Jessica Gibbon competing for Reading AC.
Further details are available here>>
Canadian Cross Country Championships
The 2021 championships in Ottawa were very cold, the 2022 edition looks to be potentially less unkind on Saturday, November 26.
The second edition of the national cross country championships hosted in Ottawa will be held at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility and Mooney’s Bay.
Defending champions are John Gay and Genevieve Lalonde.
Catch all the action live on AthleticsCanada.tv
Eight races will be contested including a community race.
Visit the Run Ottawa website for more details>>