2013 SPAR European Cross Country Champs,
The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Invitational Challenge is in its twenty-fifth year. Teams from Great Britain & Norther Island, Europe and the U.S. will battle over the loop course in the center of Edinburgh on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Note that the BBC is covering the event, but also on the europeanathletics.com site, a YouTube coverage of the event will be shown!
If you are in New York, the event will start at 7 am your time, in Chicago, 6 am your time and in San Francisco, then, 4 am your time.
USA Track & Field’s Jim Estes waxed poetically about the importance of this event, noting how important cross country is in the distance runners’ schedule. Very strong men’s and women’s teams from the US should battle Great Britain & Northern Island tomorrow for the titles.
RunBlogRun.com will cover the event live, with race by race updates, quick quotes and hopefully, photos (depending on how good I am at shooting photos today).
EDINBURGH (GBR): A 36 strong Great Britain and Northern Ireland team will compete against teams from the USA and Europe at the Bupa Great Edinburgh XCountry in the picturesque Holyrood Park tomorrow, Saturday 11 January. 12 British athletes will line up in both the men’s and women’s senior races while six will compete in each of the junior races for what is the first international event since GB & NI topped the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade with nine medals last month. European Athletics have named their teams for the international match at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country. European Athletics will stream the senior events live via their youtube channel.