International Cross Country Championships

The International Cross Country Championships was an annual international competition in cross country running. It was created in 1903 by the International Cross Country Union (ICCU) and it marked the first time that an annual international championships had been held for the sport.

Orienteering World Cup
FrankSando.jpg
Frank Sando crossing the line to win the 1957 edition of the championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)March–April
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1898 (1898)
Most recent1972 (1972)
Organised byICCU

It began its life as a contest between the four Home Nations of the United Kingdom. The event became increasingly international over its history, beginning with the admittance of the first non-UK country in 1907 (France), the addition of several other Continental European countries in the 1920s, and then the introduction of Tunisia in 1958 which saw an African team compete for the first time.[1]

The championships featured only a senior men's race from 1903 to 1961, at which point an under-21s event was introduced. After some years as an unsanctioned competition, a women's race finally gained official acceptance in 1967.[1]

The event lasted from 1903 to 1972 – at the 1971 ICCU Congress members decided to transfer organisation of the event to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), a move which was finalised after the 1972 ICC Championships and led to the first IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1973.[2]

The International Cross Country Championships featured a number of running greats, including: Alfred Shrubb (the inaugural race winner) and Jean Bouin in its early years, Frank Sando who won twice, as well as Jack Holden and Alain Mimoun who both won the race a record four times, and then Franjo Mihalić, Gaston Roelants and David Bedford in its later years. American runner Doris Brown was dominant in the short history of the women's race, winning all but two of the official women's races.[1]

EditionsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Countries
No. of
Athletes
Unofficial 1898 Paris-Ville-d'Avray   France March 20 2 16
1st 1903 Hamilton, Lanarkshire   Scotland March 23 Hamilton Park Racecourse 4 45
2nd 1904 St Helens, Lancashire   England March 26 Haydock Park 4 46
3rd 1905 Dublin, Leinster   Ireland March 25 Baldoyle Racecourse 4 48
4th 1906 Newport-Caerleon, Monmouthshire   Wales March 10 Caerleon Racecourse 4 44
5th 1907 Glasgow   Scotland March 23 Glasgow Agricultural Society Show Grounds, Scotstoun 5 56
6th 1908 Paris-Colombes   France March 26 Stade de Matin 5 54
7th 1909 Derby, Derbyshire   England March 20 Derby Racecourse 5 51
8th 1910 Belfast, Ulster   Ireland March 26 Belvoir Park 5 43
9th 1911 Newport-Caerleon, Monmouthshire   Wales March 25 Caerleon Racecourse 5 45
10th 1912 Edinburgh, Lothian   Scotland March 30 Saughton Public Park 5 44
11th 1913 Paris-Juvisy-sur-Orge   France March 24 Juvisy Aerodrome 4 36
12th 1914 Amersham, Buckinghamshire   England March 28 Chesham Park 5 45
Not held due to World War I
13th 1920 Belfast, Ulster   Ireland April 3 Belvoir Park 4 35
14th 1921 Newport-Caerleon   Wales March 19 Caerleon Racecourse 4 36
15th 1922 Glasgow   Scotland April 1 Hampden Park 5 45
16th 1923 Paris-Maisons-Laffitte   France March 25 Hippodrome de Maisons-Laffitte 4 36
17th 1924 Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland   England March 22 Gosforth Park 6 52
18th 1925 Dublin   Ireland March 28 Baldoyle Racecourse 5 42
19th 1926 Brussels   Belgium March 28 Hippodrome de Stockel 6 53
20th 1927 Newport-Caerleon, Monmouthshire   Wales April 2 Caerleon Racecourse 5 44
21st 1928 Ayr, Ayrshire   Scotland March 24 5 45
22nd 1929 Paris-Vincennes   France March 23 Hippodrome de Vincennes 10 90
23rd 1930 Leamington, Warwickshire   England March 22 7 61
24th 1931 Dublin (men)   Ireland March 28 Baldoyle Racecourse 6 54
Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (women)   France March 22 3 16
25th 1932 Brussels (men)   Belgium March 20 Hippodrome de Stockel 6 52
Croydon, Surrey (women)   England March 19 2 12
26th 1933 Newport-Caerleon, Monmouthshire   Wales March 25 Caerleon Racecourse 6 54
27th 1934 Ayr, Ayrshire   Scotland March 24 Ayr Racecourse 6 54
28th 1935 Paris-Auteuil (men)   France March 23 Hippodrome d'Auteuil 7 61
Morecambe, Lancashire (women)   England March 20 The Old Golf Links 2 11
29th 1936 Blackpool, Lancashire   England March 28 The Stadium, Squires Gate 6 54
30th 1937 Brussels   Belgium March 20 Hippodrome de Stockel 6 54
31st 1938 Belfast, Ulster (men)   Northern Ireland April 2 Royal Ulster Showground 7 63
Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (women)   France April 2 3 18
32nd 1939 Cardiff, Glamorgan   Wales April 1 Ely Racecourse 7 63
Unofficial 1940 Paris   France March 24 Bois de Boulogne 3 27
Not held due to World War II
33rd 1946 Ayr, Ayrshire   Scotland March 30 6 54
34th 1947 Paris-Saint-Cloud   France March 30 Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud 6 54
35th 1948 Reading, Berkshire   England April 3 Leighton Park 6 54
36th 1949 Dublin   Ireland March 26 Baldoyle Racecourse 7 62
37th 1950 Brussels   Belgium March 25 Hippodrome de Boitsfort 10 88
38th 1951 Newport-Caerleon, Monmouthshire   Wales March 31 Caerleon Racecourse 8 71
39th 1952 Hamilton, Lanarkshire   Scotland March 22 Hamilton Park Racecourse 7 63
40th 1953 Paris-Vincennes   France March 21 Hippodrome de Vincennes 10 89
41st 1954 Birmingham   England March 27 (men) Bromford Bridge Racecourse 7 62
March 20 (women) 2 12
42nd 1955 San Sebastián, Euskadi (men)   Spain March 19 Lasarte Hippodrome 8 70
Ayr, Ayrshire (women)   Scotland March 26 2 12
43rd 1956 Belfast (men)   Northern Ireland March 17 Royal Ulster Showground 8 70
Upminster, Essex (women)   England March 17 2 12
44th 1957 Waregem, West Flanders (men)   Belgium March 23 Hippodroom Waregem 10 89
Musselburgh, East Lothian (women)   Scotland March 30 2 12
45th 1958 Cardiff, Glamorgan   Wales March 22 Pontcanna Fields 9 78
46th 1959 Lisboa   Portugal March 21 National Stadium 9 78
47th 1960 Hamilton, Lanarkshire   Scotland March 26 Hamilton Park Racecourse 8 71
48th 1961 Nantes, Pays de la Loire   France March 26 10 109
49th 1962 Sheffield, Yorkshire   England March 24 Graves Park 10 126
50th 1963 San Sebastián, Euskadi   Spain March 17 Lasarte Hippodrome 11 125
51st 1964 Dublin   Ireland March 21 Leopardstown Racecourse 9 113
52nd 1965 Ostend, West Flanders   Belgium March 20 Hippodrome Wellington 15 174
53rd 1966 Rabat   Morocco March 20 Souissi Racecourse 15 134
54th 1967 Barry, Glamorgan   Wales March 18 12 152
55th 1968 Tunis   Tunisia March 17 Hippodrome de Kassar-Said (men) 14 177
56th 1969 Clydebank, Dunbartonshire   Scotland March 22 Dalmuir Park 14 193
57th 1970 Vichy, Auvergne   France March 22 17 211
Frederick, Maryland (alternate women's event)   United States March 21 VFW Country Club
58th 1971 San Sebastián, Euskadi   Spain March 20 Lasarte Hippodrome 18 228
59th 1972 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire   England March 18 Coldhams Common 15 200

ResultsEdit

Men's individual resultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1898 (unofficial)
9 mi (14.5 km)
Sid Robinson
  England
56:36 Harry Harrison
  England
56:36.4 Charles Bennett
  England
57:14.8
1903
8.5 mi (13.7 km)
Alfred Shrubb
  England
46:22.6 Tom Edwards
  England
46:56.6 John Daly
  Ireland
47:10.2
1904
8.5 mi (13.7 km)
Alfred Shrubb
  England
47:58.4 Albert Aldridge
  England
48:20.2 George Pearce
  England
49:38.6
1905
8 mi (12.9 km)
Albert Aldridge
  England
40:20 Tom Hynes
  Ireland
40:35 Joe Deakin
  England
41:14
1906
10 mi (16.1 km)
Charles Straw
  England
57:32 George Pearce
  England
57:55 Will Nelson
  England
58:11
1907
10 mi (16.1 km)
Adam Underwood
  England
54:26.4 George Pearce
  England
54:48 Sammy Welding
  England
54:50
1908
10 mi (16.1 km)
Arthur Robertson
  England
50:26.8 Fred Neaves
  England
50:31 George Pearce
  England
50:42
1909
10 mi (16.1 km)
Arthur Edwin Wood
  England
58:03 Jean Bouin
  France
58:04 Ernest Loney
  England
58:53
1910
10 mi (16.1 km)
Arthur Edwin Wood
  England
54:02 Puck O'Neill
  Ireland
54:24 Harry Baldwin
  England
54:24
1911
10 mi (16.1 km)
Jean Bouin
  France
54:07.6 Harry Baldwin
  England
54:22 George Wallach
  Scotland
54:44
1912
10 mi (16.1 km)
Jean Bouin
  France
51:46 William Scott
  England
52:19 Frederick Hibbins
  England
52:34
1913
10 mi (16.1 km)
Jean Bouin
  France
51:52.4 Ernest Glover
  England
52:33 Jacques Keyser
  France
53:10
1914
10 mi (16.1 km)
Alfred Nichols
  England
1:00:24 George Wallach
  Scotland
1:00:41 Ernest Glover
  England
1:00:46
Not held due to World War I
1920
10 mi (16.1 km)
Jim Wilson
  Scotland
55:06 Christopher Vose
  England
55:33 Wally Freeman
  England
55:52
1921
10 mi (16.1 km)
Wally Freeman
  England
56:53 Bobby Mills
  England
57:03 Bevy Bingham
  Ireland
57:17
1922
10 mi (16.1 km)
Joseph Guillemot
  France
1:03:59 Bill Cotterell
  England
1:04:27 Julien Schnellmann
  France
1:05:03
1923
10 mi (16.1 km)
Joe Blewitt
  England
58:11.8 James G. McIntyre
  Scotland
58:13 Georges van den Broele
  Belgium
58:20
1924
10 mi (16.1 km)
Bill Cotterell
  England
55:35.4 Ernie Harper
  England
55:40 Eddie Webster
  England
56:21
1925
10 mi (16.1 km)
Eddie Webster
  England
56:55 John Ryan
  Ireland
57:14 Bill Cotterell
  England
57:38
1926
9 mi (14.5 km)
Ernie Harper
  England
44:17.4 Joseph Guillemot
  France
44:59 Robert Marchal
  France
45:04
1927
9 mi (14.5 km)
Lewis Payne
  England
51:40 Seghir Beddari
  France
51:49 Henri Gallet
  France
52:03
1928
9.5 mi (15.3 km)
Harry Eckersley
  England
52:34 John Suttie Smith
  Scotland
52:48 Seghir Beddari
  France
53:02
1929
8.7 mi (14.0 km)
Bill Cotterell
  England
42:46.2 Henri Dartigues
  France
42:48 Robert Courtier
  France
42:51
1930
9.5 mi (15.3 km)
Tom Evenson
  England
53:49 Robbie Sutherland
  Scotland
53:50 Roméo Dieguez
  France
54:15
1931
9 mi (14.5 km)
Tim Smythe
  Ireland
48:52 Jack Winfield
  England
49:11 Tom Evenson
  England
49:16
1932
9 mi (14.5 km)
Tom Evenson
  England
50:51 Jack Holden
  England
51:06 Walter Beavers
  England
51:15
1933
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jack Holden
  England
53:40.8 Robbie Sutherland
  Scotland
53:50 John Suttie Smith
  Scotland
53:54
1934
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jack Holden
  England
50:28 Alex Burns
  England
51:24 Arthur Penny
  England
51:26
1935
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jack Holden
  England
47:52 Bill Wylie
  Scotland
48:12 William Eaton
  England
48:14
1936
9 mi (14.5 km)
William Eaton
  England
47:38 Jack Holden
  England
48:08 Alex Dow
  Scotland
48:14
1937
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jim Flockhart
  Scotland
49:50 André Sicard
  France
50:03 James Ginty
  England
50:13
1938
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jack Emery
  England
49:57 Jean Chapelle
  Belgium
50:16 Sam Palmer
  Wales
50:36
1939
9 mi (14.5 km)
Jack Holden
  England
47:23 Mohamed El Ghazi
  France
47:34 Salem Amrouche
  France
47:52
Not held due to World War II
1946
9 mi (14.5 km)
Raphaël Pujazon
  France
51:51.2 Marcel Vandewattyne
  Belgium
52:24 Paul Messner
  France
52:49
1947
9 mi (14.5 km)
Raphaël Pujazon
  France
50:26 Jean Chapelle
  Belgium
50:51 Mohamed Lahoucine
  France
51:04
1948
9 mi (14.5 km)
John Doms
  Belgium
54:05 Emile Renson
  Belgium
54:25 Mohamed Lahoucine
  France
54:50
1949
9 mi (14.5 km)
Alain Mimoun
  France
47:50 Raphaël Pujazon
  France
47:51 Charles Cérou
  France
47:55
1950
9 mi (14.5 km)
Lucien Theys
  Belgium
45:42 Alain Mimoun
  France
45:50 Mohamed Hamza
  France
46:00
1951
9.25 mi (14.9 km)
Geoff Saunders
  England
54:07 Frank Aaron
  England
54:48 Charles Cérou
  France
55:05
1952
9 mi (14.5 km)
Alain Mimoun
  France
48:19 Marcel Vandewattyne
  Belgium
49:02 Abdelkader Driss
  France
49:06
1953
9 mi (14.5 km)
Franjo Mihalić
  Yugoslavia
47:53 Frank Sando
  England
48:03 Abdallah Ould Lamine
  France
48:06
1954
9 mi (14.5 km)
Alain Mimoun
  France
47:51 Ken Norris
  England
48:13 Patrick Ranger
  England
48:21
1955
9 mi (14.5 km)
Frank Sando
  England
46:09 Hugh Foord
  England
46:33 Ken Norris
  England
46:35
1956
9 mi (14.5 km)
Alain Mimoun
  France
45:18 Frank Sando
  England
Ken Norris
  England
45:28
1957
9 mi (14.5 km)
Frank Sando
  England
45:58 Basil Heatley
  England
46:09 Ken Norris
  England
46:18
1958
9 mi (14.5 km)
Stanley Eldon
  England
46:29 Alain Mimoun
  France
46:30 Frank Sando
  England
46:33
1959
9 mi (14.5 km)
Fred Norris
  England
42:44.8 Frank Sando
  England
42:52.4 Salah Beddiaf
  France
43:01.4
1960
9 mi (14.5 km)
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam
  Morocco
43:33 Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
43:40 John Merriman
  Wales
43:40
1961
8.9 mi (14.3 km)
Basil Heatley
  England
45:22.2 Antonio Amoros
  Spain
45:46 Martin Hyman
  England
45:56.4
1962
7.5 mi (12.0 km)
Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
44:40 Marcel Vandewattyne
  Belgium
44:46 Mel Batty
  England
44:48
1963
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Roy Fowler
  England
37:19.7 Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
37:32 Mariano Haro
  Spain
37:41.6
1964
7.3 mi (11.8 km)
Francisco Aritmendi
  Spain
40:33 Ron Hill
  England
40:42 John Cooke
  England
40:49
1965
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Jean Fayolle
  France
36:48 Mel Batty
  England
36:48 Mohamed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
37:00
1966
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Ben Assou El Ghazi
  Morocco
36:22.1 Derek Graham
  Ireland
36:29.6 Tracy Smith
  United States
36:32.2
1967
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
36:03 Tim Johnston
  England
36:20 Bryan Rose
  New Zealand
36:27
1968
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Mohamed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
35:25.4 Ron Hill
  England
35:26.8 Roy Fowler
  England
35:31.8
1969
7.5 mi (12.0 km)
Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
36:25 Dick Taylor
  England
36:44 Ian McCafferty
  Scotland
36:57
1970
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Mike Tagg
  England
36:39.8 Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
36:41.8 Trevor Wright
  England
36:44.6
1971
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Dave Bedford
  England
38:42.8 Trevor Wright
  England
39:05.2 Eddie Gray
  New Zealand
39:11.6
1972
7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
37:43 Mariano Haro
  Spain
38:01 Ian Stewart
  Scotland
38:20

Men's Team ResultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1898 (unofficial)   England 21   France 69
1903   England 25   Ireland 78   Scotland 107
1904   England 27   Wales 102   Scotland 113
1905   England 28   Scotland 82   Ireland 97
1906   England 24   Ireland 86   Scotland 106
1907   England 23   Scotland 85   Ireland 123
1908   England 24   France 81   Ireland 104
1909   England 32   Ireland 77   Scotland 107
1910   England 35   Ireland 56   Scotland 102
1911   England 32   Ireland 108   Scotland 121
1912   England 41   Scotland 88   Ireland 110
1913   England 38   France 61   Scotland 96
1914   England 47   Scotland 74   France 106
Not held due to World War I
1920   England 38   Ireland 70   Scotland 114
1921   England 33   Ireland 71   Wales 119
1922   France 53   England 65   Scotland 90
1923   France 43   England 76   Belgium 112
1924   England 21   France 80   Scotland 133
1925   England 29   Ireland 91   Wales 92
1926   France 32   England 62   Scotland 101
1927   France 49   England 61   Scotland 112
1928   France 45   England 55   Scotland 104
1929   France 31   England 74   Spain 117
1930   England 30   France 80   Scotland 111
1931   England 32   Scotland 102   France 102
1932   England 21   France 69   Scotland 110
1933   England 32   Scotland 62   France 109
1934   England 34   France 102   Scotland 105
1935   England 30   Scotland 84   France 102
1936   England 41   France 66   Scotland 112
1937   England 55   France 70   Belgium 98
1938   England 43   France 96   Belgium 117
1939   France 36   England 95   Belgium 115
Not held due to World War II
1946   France 43   Belgium 77   England 96
1947   France 34   Belgium 86   England 105
1948   Belgium 46   France 47   England 114
1949   France 33   England 90   Ireland 123
1950   France 43   Belgium 77   England 82
1951   England 47   France 54   Belgium 99
1952   France 35   England 64   Belgium 126
1953   England 64   France 84   Yugoslavia 129
1954   England 29   France 85   Belgium 102
1955   England 27   Belgium 102   Spain 109
1956   France 42   England 59   Belgium 131
1957   Belgium 67   France 80   England 84
1958   England 35   France 64   Belgium 166
1959   England 40   France 72   Belgium 110
1960   England 52   Belgium 61   France 125
1961   Belgium 54   England 71   France 119
1962   England 44   Spain 115   Belgium 132
1963   Belgium 110   France 113   England 113
1964   England 38   France 96   Morocco 149
1965   England 55   France 55   New Zealand 110
1966   England 59   France 79   Morocco 184
1967   England 70   New Zealand 96   France 122
1968   England 58   France 101   Spain 129
1969   England 57   France 121   Belgium 125
1970   England 35   France 85   Belgium 136
1971   England 56   Belgium 176   France 186
1972   England 84   Morocco 94   Belgium 140

Junior Men's Individual ResultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1940 (unofficial)
5 mi (8.0 km)
Frank Aaron
  England
27:51 Gaston Cottin
  France
28:00 Jack Timmins
  England
28:09
1961
4.7 mi (7.5 km)
Colin Robinson
  England
26:20.4 Alan Simpson
  England
26:24.4 Mariano Haro
  Spain
26:25.2
1962
4.7 mi (7.5 km)
Abdeslem Bouchta
  Morocco
25:05 Anthony Evans
  England
Martin Heath
  England
25:23
1963
4.7 mi (7.5 km)
John Farrington
  England
25:17.4 Ahmed Zammel
  Tunisia
25:23.6 Lachie Stewart
  Scotland
25:37.6
1964
4.7 mi (7.5 km)
Ian McCafferty
  Scotland
24:20 David Walker
  England
24:45 Don Collins
  England
24:45
1965
4.7 mi (7.5 km)
Johnny Dumon
  Belgium
21:36 Albien van Holsbeek
  Belgium
21:44 David Walker
  England
21:51
1966
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
Mike Tagg
  England
21:26.4 Roy Young
  England
21:35.3 Eddie Knox
  Scotland
21:40.6
1967
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
Eddie Knox
  Scotland
24:42 Eddy van Butsele
  Belgium
24:44 Brooks Mileson
  England
24:49
1968
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
John Bednarski
  England
20:59 Pierre de Freyn
  Belgium
21:00 Mohamed Omar
  Morocco
21:02
1969
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
Dave Bedford
  England
19:38 John Bednarski
  England
19:59 John Harrison
  England
20:13
1970
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
John Hartnett
  Ireland
21:57.2 Jack Lane
  England
22:05.2 Eric de Beck
  Belgium
22:09.2
1971
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
Nick Rose
  England
23:12.4 Ray Smedley
  England
23:17.4 Jim Brown
  Scotland
24:02
1972
4.35 mi (7.0 km)
Aldo Tomasini
  Italy
23:20 Jim Brown
  Scotland
23:35 Franco Fava
  Italy
23:45

Junior Men's Team ResultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1940 (unofficial)   France 34   England 60   Belgium 102
1961   England 11   Belgium 18   Spain 39
1962   England 9   Morocco 28   Scotland 37
1963   England 12   Spain 20   Scotland 24
1964   England 16   Scotland 17   Morocco 22
1965   Belgium 9   England 14   Morocco 34
1966   England 8   Belgium 21   Scotland 28
1967   England 12   Belgium 30   Scotland 33
1968   England 10   Tunisia 27   Morocco 29
1969   England 6   Ireland 21   Spain 27
1970   England 15   Belgium 15   Italy 34
1971   England 7   Scotland 30   Italy 39
1972   Italy 19   England 22   Morocco 26

Women's Individual ResultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1931 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Gladys Lunn
  England
11:12 Lilian Styles
  England
11:25 Suzanne Lenoir
  France
1932 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Gladys Lunn
  England
12:52 Suzanne Hedouin
  France
13:06 Lilian Styles
  England
13:07
1935 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Nellie Halstead
  England
20:06 Lilian Styles
  England
20:12 Esther Raven
  England
20:18
1938 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Evelyne Forster
  England
12:40 Dolly Harris-Roden
  England
12:48 Jeanne Pousset
  Belgium
12:51
1954 (unofficial)
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Diane Leather
  England
15:19 Anne Oliver
  England
15:45 June Bridgland
  England
16:12
1955 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Diane Leather
  England
16:08 Anne Oliver
  England
16:31 Leila Buckland
  England
16:45
1956 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Roma Ashby
  England
13:05 June Bridgland
  England
13:11 Diane Leather
  England
13:12
1957 (unofficial)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Diane Leather
  England
11:15 Roma Ashby
  England
11:21 June Bridgland
  England
11:45
1967
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Doris Brown
  United States
14:28 Rita Lincoln
  England
15:05 Peggy Mullins
  Ireland
15:07
1968
2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Doris Brown
  United States
15:00 Vicki Foltz
  United States
15:12 Pamela Davies
  England
15:21
1969
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Doris Brown
  United States
14:46 Maureen Dickson
  United States
14:51 Valerie Robinson
  New Zealand
14:58
1970 (Vichy)
1.9 mi (3.0 km)
Paola Pigni
  Italy
10:38.4 Zofia Kolakowska
  Poland
10:39.2 Ilja Keizer
  Netherlands
10:43.8
1970 (Frederick)
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Doris Brown
  United States
15:04 Rita Lincoln
  England
15:11 Thelma Fynn
  Canada
15:14
1971
2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Doris Brown
  United States
11:08.4 Berny Lenferink
  Netherlands
11:21.2 Joyce Smith
  England
11:23.2
1972
2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Joyce Smith
  England
16:11 Eileen Claugus
  United States
16:13 Rita Ridley
  England
16:19

Women's Team ResultsEdit

Year   First   Second   Third
1931 (unofficial)   England 15   France 21   Belgium 42
1932 (unofficial)   England 14   France 22
1935 (unofficial)   England 10   Scotland 26
1938 (unofficial)   England 12   France 30   Belgium 36
1954 (unofficial)   England 10   Scotland 34
1955 (unofficial)   England 10   Scotland 34
1956 (unofficial)   England 10   Scotland 34
1957 (unofficial)   England 10   Scotland 34
1967   England 17   Ireland 35   Scotland 50
1968   United States 19   England 20   Scotland 55
1969   United States 23   New Zealand 35   England 37
1970 (Vichy)   Netherlands 19   France 39   Italy 45
1970 (Frederick)   England 18   United States 46   Ireland 48
1971   England 29   New Zealand 42   United States 51
1972   England 22   United States 40   Scotland 64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c International Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ 30 years of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. IAAF (2003-03-20). Retrieved on 2011-02-14.

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