1926 International Cross Country Championships

The 1926 International Cross Country Championships was held in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium, at the Hippodrome de Stockel on March 28, 1926. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

1926 International Cross Country Championships
OrganisersICCU
Edition19th
DateMarch 28
Host cityBrussels, Belgium Belgium
VenueHippodrome de Stockel
Events1
Distances9 mi (14.5 km)
Participation53 athletes from
6 nations

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Men
9 mi (14.5 km)
Ernie Harper
  England
44:17.4 Joseph Guillemot
  France
44:59 Robert Marchal
  France
45:04
Team
Men   France 32   England 62   Scotland 101

Individual Race ResultsEdit

Men's (9 mi / 14.5 km)Edit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time
  Ernie Harper   England 44:17.4
  Joseph Guillemot   France 44:59
  Robert Marchal   France 45:04
4 Lucien Dolquès   France 45:06
5 James Mitchell   Scotland 45:10
6 Emile Chapuis   France
7 Albert Rodway   England 45:12
8 Maurice Norland   France
9 Léon Thierré   France
10 Arthur Muggridge   England 45:32
11 Ernest Bedel   France
12 Bill Cotterell   England
13 Dunky Wright   Scotland 45:48
14 Austin Price   England
15 Paul Bontemps   France
16 Frank Stevenson   Scotland 45:58
17 Leon Degrande   Belgium 46:00
18 Tommy Metcalf   England
19 John Ryan   Ireland 46:15
20 B.D. Hammond   Wales 46:17
21 Dan Quinn   Scotland
22 Robert Miller   Scotland
23 George Perry   England
24 Charles Freshwater   Scotland
25 Sam Ferris   Ireland
26 Joseph Marien   Belgium
27 Tom Whitton   Scotland
28 E.R. Leyshon   Wales
29 Ernie Thomas   Wales
30 Alick Pirie   Scotland
31 R. Moore   Ireland
32 Jozef Langenus   Belgium
33 Pierre Verbiest   Belgium
34 Tommy Keating   Ireland
35 Sammy Allnutt   England
36 Jimmy Guy   Wales
37 Ted Hopkins   Wales
38 Ivor Thomas   Wales
39 Georges Leclerc   France
40 Patrick Groarke   Ireland
41 Pierre Debraye   Belgium
42 W. Atherton   England
43 Kenneth Coard   Ireland
44 George Walker   Ireland
45 Danny Phillips   Wales
46 Gwyn Morgan   Wales
47 Jean Godefroid   Belgium
Walter Calderwood   Scotland DNF
Alex Gilmore   Ireland DNF
Jack Prosser   Wales DNF
Emile Goetleven   Belgium DNF
Jean Corbloem   Belgium DNF
Alfred Defleurquin   Belgium DNF

Team ResultsEdit

Men'sEdit

Rank Country Team Points
1   France Joseph Guillemot
Robert Marchal
Lucien Dolquès
Emile Chapuis
Maurice Norland
Léon Thierré
32
2   England Ernie Harper
Albert Rodway
Arthur Muggridge
Bill Cotterell
Austin Price
Tommy Metcalf
62
3   Scotland James Mitchell
Dunky Wright
Frank Stevenson
Dan Quinn
Robert Miller
Charles Freshwater
101
4   Wales B.D. Hammond
E.R. Leyshon
Ernie Thomas
Jimmy Guy
Ted Hopkins
Ivor Thomas
188
5   Ireland John Ryan
Sam Ferris
R. Moore
Tommy Keating
Patrick Groarke
Kenneth Coard
192
6   Belgium Leon Degrande
Joseph Marien
Jozef Langenus
Pierre Verbiest
Pierre Debraye
Jean Godefroid
196

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 53 athletes from 6 countries.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Cross-Country Championship. - Brussels, Sunday - In the International Cross-Country Championship held here today, in which six nations took part, France was the winner..., Glasgow Herald, March 29, 1926, p. 6, retrieved September 28, 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (March 24, 2007), INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - 14.km CC Men - Bruxelles Hippodrome de Stockel Date: Sunday, March 28, 1926, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on December 5, 2005, retrieved September 28, 2013{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved September 24, 2013
  4. ^ 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 13ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved September 24, 2013