1939 International Cross Country Championships

The 1939 International Cross Country Championships was held in Cardiff, Wales, at the Ely Racecourse on 1 April 1939. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

1939 International Cross Country Championships
OrganisersICCU
Edition32nd
Date1 April
Host cityCardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Wales
VenueEly Racecourse
Events1
Distances9 mi (14.5 km)
Participation63 athletes from
7 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)
Jack Holden
  England
47:23 Mohamed El Ghazi
  France
47:34 Salem Amrouche
  France
47:52
Team
Men   France 36   England 95   Belgium 115

Individual Race ResultsEdit

Men's (9 mi / 14.5 km)Edit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time
  Jack Holden   England 47:23
  Mohamed El Ghazi   France 47:34
  Salem Amrouche   France 47:52
4 Gaston Letisserand   France 48:08
5 Oscar van Rumst   Belgium 48:15
6 Jean Chapelle   Belgium 48:20
7 Emmet Farrell   Scotland 48:21
8 Maurice Baudouin   France 48:39
9 André Glatigny   France 48:40
10 Joseph Guiomar   France 48:45
11 Ivor Brown   Wales 48:47
12 Jim Flockhart   Scotland 48:48
13 Albert Scheirs   Belgium 48:54
14 Sam Palmer   Wales 48:55
15 Alf Tyrer   England 48:57
16 Jack Potts   England 48:58
17 Gaston Tinard   France 48:59
18 Arthur Penny   England 49:00
19 Jack Emery   England 49:08
20 W.A. McCune   Northern Ireland 49:10
21 Alphonse van der Straeten   Belgium 49:15
22 Bobby McPherson   Scotland 49:17
23 Peter Allwell   Scotland 49:20
24 Harry Gallivan   Wales 49:24
25 Dillan Hier   Wales 49:29
26 Frank Reeve   England 49:30
27 Willie Sutherland   Scotland 49:31
28 René Leygues   France 49:33
29 James Ross   Scotland 49:34
30 Tom Richards   Wales 49:35
31 Bobby Reid   Scotland 49:43
32 Dennis Morgan   Wales 49:44
33 Adolphe Heuninck   Belgium 49:48
34 James O'Connor   Ireland 49:50
35 George Fox   Wales 49:58
36 Johnny Glenholmes   Northern Ireland 50:00
37 Robert Nevens   Belgium 50:02
38 Pierre Bajart   Belgium 50:08
39 M. Gorman   Northern Ireland 50:09
40 Anthony Etheridge   England 50:24
41 James Andrews   Northern Ireland 50:46
42 J. McEvoy   Ireland 50:58
43 Jack Noble   England 51:11
44 Reg Thomas   Wales 51:24
45 J. McCormick   Northern Ireland 51:25
46 Dan Gillespie   Northern Ireland 51:53
47 Bob Patterson   Northern Ireland 52:04
48 P. Cullen   Ireland 52:06
49 Arthur Williams   Wales 52:19
50 Michael Murphy   Ireland 52:35
51 Sam Grey   Ireland
52 Pat Campbell   Ireland
53 Paul Coburn   Ireland
54 William Kennedy   Scotland
55 C. Malone   Ireland
Jean Wattiau   France DNF
Edouard Schroeven   Belgium DNF
Davy Cannavan   Northern Ireland DNF
Albert van Meenen   Belgium DNF
Archie Craig Jr.   Scotland DNF
Ted Stimpson   England DNF
Charlie McCooke   Northern Ireland DNF
J.A. Crilly   Ireland DNF

Team ResultsEdit

Men'sEdit

Rank Country Team Points
1   France Mohamed El Ghazi
Salem Amrouche
Gaston Letisserand
Maurice Baudouin
André Glatigny
Joseph Guiomar
36
2   England Jack Holden
Alf Tyrer
Jack Potts
Arthur Penny
Jack Emery
Frank Reeve
95
3   Belgium Oscar van Rumst
Jean Chapelle
Albert Scheirs
Alphonse van der Straeten
Adolphe Heuninck
Robert Nevens
115
4   Scotland Emmet Farrell
Jim Flockhart
Bobby McPherson
Peter Allwell
Willie Sutherland
James Ross
120
5   Wales Ivor Brown
Sam Palmer
Harry Gallivan
Dillan Hier
Tom Richards
Dennis Morgan
136
6   Northern Ireland W.A. McCune
Johnny Glenholmes
M. Gorman
James Andrews
J. McCormick
Dan Gillespie
227
7   Ireland James O'Connor
J. McEvoy
P. Cullen
Michael Murphy
Sam Grey
Pat Campbell
277

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 63 athletes from 7 countries.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holden's Record Triumph - International Title for Fourth Time - Reid's cross-country failure - British athletes were outclassed by Continental runners in the cross-country International at Ely Raceground, Cardiff, on Saturday, with the exception of J.T. Holden, the Tripton veteran, who won the individual title for the fourth time..., Glasgow Herald, April 3, 1939, p. 18, retrieved September 30, 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (March 24, 2007), INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - 14.5km CC Men - Cardiff Ely Racecourse Date: Saturday, April 1, 1939, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on August 6, 2007, retrieved September 30, 2013CS1 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