Cross country running

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Results MMAC XC Championships 2015

Latest Information and News

Competition Entries are open for……

  1. MMAC Cross-Country Championships, 18th January 2015 – Closing Date 10th January
  2. Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap, 1st February 2015 – Closing Date 23rd January

Further details are on this website on the relevant pages.

To enter go to http://bmaf.org.uk  and click on “Member Login” and login using your username & password.

Membership Subscriptions 2015

Although subscriptions are due from the 1st January it helps everyone concerned if you can pay early. Entry to the Cross Country Championships (see above) will not be allowed after the 31st December unless you are paid up and your status “confirmed”. Please do not leave it until the closing date. To pay your 2015 subscriptions go to http://bmaf.org.uk and click on “Member Login” after logging in click on “Area Club Membership” to pay your subs.

London Marathon Club Entries

I am happy to announce that Nick Vaughan #83502 & Barry Coleman #83593 are our successful applicants for our two guaranteed Club entries for the London Marathon 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone….

Remember membership subscriptions are now due for 2014. Please go to http://areg247.co.uk and login with your username and password. If you don’t know them CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY on mmac.sec@blueyonder.co.uk.

New-Year-2014Closing date for entries to our Cross Country Championships is 11th January, paid up members only please. You can enter online at http://areg247.co.uk

MMAC Events

10 Mile Championships

Entries are now CLOSED. Go to “Championships” – “10 Mile Road” or click on tweet…..

Cross Country Championships 2014

Entries are being taken for this event on the 19th January 2014. Closing date 11th January.

Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap

Entries are open also for this event on the 2nd March 2014. Closing date 22nd February.

Online entries at http://areg247.co.uk 

British & Irish International Masters Cross Country

For anyone with an England qualification who wishes to be selected for the British & Irish International Masters Cross Country due to take place on Saturday, 16th November 2013 at Cardiff please use the application form from the link below:-

XC Form 1

Running 6

MMAC XC Championships – Results

Full results from yesterday’s Cross Country Championships can be found on the dedicated page on this website at http://tinyurl.com/95ofh96

Our President, Adrian Lloyd, presents the W35 winners medal to Kate Ransey

Our President, Adrian Lloyd, presents the W35 winners medal to Kate Ramsey

Re-arranged MMAC Cross Country Championships



The re-arranged Cross Country Championships will be held this coming weekend, 3rd February 2013 at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. The host Club, Wolverhampton & Bilston AC have requested

English: Aldersley Leisure Village Sports cent...

English: Aldersley Leisure Village Sports centre incorporating a grandstand for the athletics stadium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

that all officials and entrants follow the Car Parking signs to the parking area designated close to the course. There is a large event taking place at the Centre and car parking on the main Car Park will be severely limited.


Your co-operation will be appreciated.


MMAC Cross-Country Championships 2013

MMAC XC Championships

announcement_clip_artFollowing postponement of our Cross Country Championships, we are happy to announce that we have re-arranged for the event to take place on the 3rd February 2013. This date is the only one we could take bearing in mind other fixtures and existing commitments of the organisers/venue etc.

For members who cannot attend the re-arranged date will you please contact Irene Nicholls on irenenn@aol.com

Those members who will be able to attend on the new date, all the existing arrangements apply, please use your race numbers and age identifiers that were sent originally.

For the members who now find that the date is free for them, then please enter using the original entry form from http://tinyurl.com/axykg9r BUT send the completed form direct to:-

Irene Nicholls, Rainbow Cottage, 15 Meadow Lane, Alvechurch, BIRMINGHAM B48 7LH

We are aware that the new date will clash with certain other events but they are at a minimum compared to any alternatives and it do not clash with any large cross country events, regional or national.

MMAC XC Championships

MMAC XC Championships, Sunday, 20th January

postponed-stampUnfortunately we have had to make an decision to POSTPONE the above event. Owing to the weather conditions as well as the forecast and with the safety of our competitors uppermost in our minds we feel that this is the correct decision. We foresee problems with traveling to the venue; car-parking and first aid, so to be fair to all concerned we have postponed.

Initially we are looking at an alternative date of the 3rd February to run the event BUT this will be subject to confirmation because of the many factors involved. Again, watch this space.

It would be helpful if members would pass this information on to any known entrants and share on social media.

Appeal from Birmingham Cross Country League

An important appeal from Chris Holloway of Tipton Harriers who is researching into the history of the Birmingham Cross Country League. I reproduce his letter below…..

I am starting to research the development of the badge used for the various awards in the Birmingham & District XC League over the years to record for posterity.

I would like to ask for help on a couple of fronts from your more “senior” members.

Firstly I am seeking examples of Midland club badges that have included a “wooden gate” as part of the design.

I seem to vaguely recall that older clubs such as Small Heath Harriers or Lozells Harriers may have had this. There may have been others. If so does anyone have a good quality drawing, photograph or picture (or could take one/scan one) of each badge for me?  The badge may be on a letterhead, vest, blazer tracksuit or other item of memorabilia.

My second appeal is to try and trace the various specific designs used for BDXCL medals over the years since 1925 when the league was formed. I understand that the basic design was probably standard across all divisions and placements (1st, 2nd 3rd etc). I have examples from the 1930’s & 40’s but would like to obtain any other variations that may have existed.

What was the badge like in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s and up to the present day? Did it in fact differ?

Ideally I want to obtain good quality digital photographs that show the detail of each medal.  I can take photographs if I can borrow the medals so if people are willing to lend them to me I would be very grateful to know.

If any of our members can help please contact Chris direct on tipton.harrier@yahoo.co.uk

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