1958 International Cross Country Championships

The 1958 International Cross Country Championships was held in Cardiff, Wales, at the Pontcanna Fields on 22 March 1958. Tunisia entered a team for the first time after gaining independence. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

1958 International Cross Country Championships
OrganisersICCU
Edition45th
Date22 March
Host cityCardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Wales
VenuePontcanna Fields
Events1
Distances9 mi (14.5 km)
Participation78 athletes from
9 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)
Stanley Eldon
  England
46:29 Alain Mimoun
  France
46:30 Frank Sando
  England
46:33
Team
Men   England 35   France 64   Belgium 166

Individual Race ResultsEdit

Men's (9 mi / 14.5 km)Edit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time
  Stanley Eldon   England 46:29
  Alain Mimoun   France 46:30
  Frank Sando   England 46:33
4 Alan Perkins   England 46:38
5 Willie Dunne   Ireland 46:43
6 Michel Bernard   France 46:48
7 John Merriman   Wales 46:57
8 Fred Norris   England 47:07
9 Basil Heatley   England 47:12
10 Alan Cocking   England 47:15
11 Maurice Chiclet   France 47:19
12 Francis Duleau   France 47:21
13 Marcel Vandewattyne   Belgium 47:26
14 Ahmed Messafta   Tunisia 47:28
15 Rhadi Ben Abdesselam   France 47:43
16 Hélio Duarte   Portugal 47:48
17 David Richards Jun.   Wales 48:04
18 Salah Beddiaf   France 48:09
19 Bertie Messitt   Ireland 48:10
20 Robert Bogey   France 48:12
21 Frans Herman   Belgium 48:13
22 Norman Horrell   Wales 48:14
23 Hamoud Ameur   France 48:16
24 Manuel Faria   Portugal 48:17
25 John Russell   Scotland 48:18
26 Paul Genève   France 48:23
27 Michael Firth   England 48:30
28 Luis García   Spain 48:32
29 Frans van der Hoeven   Belgium 48:34
30 António Ventura   Portugal 48:36
31 Willy Putzeys   Belgium 48:42
32 Aurèle Vandendriessche   Belgium 48:44
33 Antonio Amoros   Spain 48:46
34 Joe Connolly   Scotland 48:49
35 Kenneth Caulder   England 48:57
36 Abdelmalek El Ouni   Tunisia 49:00
37 Pat Moy   Scotland 49:04
38 Joaquim Santos   Portugal 49:08
39 Labidi Ayachi   Tunisia 49:10
40 Frans Scheers   Belgium 49:16
41 Joaquim Ferreira   Portugal 49:19
42 Harry Fenion   Scotland 49:22
43 Mariano Martin   Spain 49:24
44 Raymond van den Borre   Belgium 49:27
45 Jean van Onselen   Belgium 49:33
46 Adrian Jackson   Scotland 49:34
47 Tommy Dunne   Ireland 49:35
48 José Fernández   Spain 49:37
49 Jim Douglas   Ireland 49:40
50 Andrew Fleming   Scotland 49:49
51 Jose Castro Ruibal   Spain 50:02
52 Maurits van Laere   Belgium 50:09
53 Miguel Navarro   Spain 50:11
54 Andy Brown   Scotland 50:14
55 Armando Aldegalega   Portugal 50:25
56 Des Dickson   Scotland 50:26
57 Luis Vargas   Spain 50:27
58 Adam Brown   Ireland 50:29
59 Harry Wilson   Wales 50:33
60 Amor Manai   Tunisia 50:35
61 Rhys Davies   Wales 50:39
62 J.I. Evans   Wales 50:41
63 Davy Harrison   Ireland 50:56
64 Augusto Silva   Portugal 51:09
65 Sean O'Sullivan   Ireland 51:21
66 Rachid Ben Naceur   Tunisia 51:27
67 Peter Bowden   Wales 51:37
68 John McLaren   Scotland 51:39
69 Michael Maynard   England 51:39
70 Abdessalem Dargouth   Tunisia 51:49
71 Frazer Walker   Ireland 51:55
72 Barrie Saunders   Wales 52:00
73 Joaquin Escudero   Spain 52:11
74 Ali Tarbag   Tunisia 52:23
75 Abdelbaki Ben Ali   Tunisia 53:00
76 Haydn Tawton   Wales 53:25
77 Bob McCullough   Ireland 53:35
Hassan Amri   Tunisia DNF

Team ResultsEdit

Men'sEdit

Rank Country Team Points
1   England Stanley Eldon
Frank Sando
Alan Perkins
Fred Norris
Basil Heatley
Alan Cocking
35
2   France Alain Mimoun
Michel Bernard
Maurice Chiclet
Francis Duleau
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam
Salah Beddiaf
64
3   Belgium Marcel Vandewattyne
Frans Herman
Frans van der Hoeven
Willy Putzeys
Aurèle Vandendriessche
Frans Scheers
166
4   Portugal Hélio Duarte
Manuel Faria
António Ventura
Joaquim Santos
Joaquim Ferreira
Armando Aldegalega
204
5   Wales John Merriman
David Richards Jun.
Norman Horrell
Harry Wilson
Rhys Davies
J.I. Evans
228
6   Scotland John Russell
Joe Connolly
Pat Moy
Harry Fenion
Adrian Jackson
Andrew Fleming
234
7   Ireland Willie Dunne
Bertie Messitt
Tommy Dunne
Jim Douglas
Adam Brown
Davy Harrison
241
8   Spain Luis García
Antonio Amoros
Mariano Martin
José Fernández
Jose Castro Ruibal
Miguel Navarro
256
9   Tunisia Ahmed Messafta
Abdelmalek El Ouni
Labidi Ayachi
Amor Manai
Rachid Ben Naceur
Abdessalem Dargouth
285

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 78 athletes from 9 countries.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cross-country - England win both titles at Cardiff - England won both team and individual titles on Saturday in the forty-fifth International cross-country championship at Pontcanna Field, Cardiff..., Glasgow Herald, March 24, 1958, p. 10, retrieved 2 October 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (24 March 2007), INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - 14.5km CC Men - Cardiff Pontcanna Fields Date: Saturday, March 22, 1958, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on 12 September 2007, retrieved October 2, 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