• Haile Gebrselassie – One of the greatest ever

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

      “Cross country for me was very important. As you know my career started in 1991 at the World Junior Cross Championships in Antwerp where I finished 8th. After I returned several times and won medals at the World Cross Championships. I believe it is a great way to build a good base in training for […]

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  • Becky Lyne – European Bronze Medalist 800m – 2006

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    “I was incredibly fortunate in my career as an athlete to travel to some great places and to meet many amazing people that have enriched my life in so many ways. And so it is just wonderful to see that such a dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and friendly (to humans and the environment!) team has created […]

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  • Jon Brown – European Cross Country Champion

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

      “The young athlete pathway should be exciting and with incentives for kids to raise their abilities higher, I think the concept of a European Schools Cross Country event would be a great incentive to maintain a young athletes enthusiasm and passion for their sport, and an opportunity to test themselves against the very best […]

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  • Sonia O’Sullivan – Double World Cross Country Champion

    Posted on August 26, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    ”The European schools cross country championships is a great initiative to encourage and give school kids another level of competition to aim for beyond their own country. To have the opportunity to run against and meet school children from across Europe will not only promote healthy competition across borders but also give school children the […]

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  • Sonia O’Sullivan – One of the greatest female athletes ever

    Posted on August 26, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    ‘’From school kid National Cross Country champion in 1987 to World Cross Country champion 1998….. Takes years of work, persistence and dedication to get from a good junior athlete to best in the world.’’

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  • Hayley Yelling – Double European Cross Country Champion

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

      ‘What a great event!  Really encouraging for young athletes to get a feel for competing away from home.  We need something to keep young athletes motivated and inspired to stay in this sport. London 2012 was a great event – providing us with lots of great male and female role models. This event is much needed as there is a gap between […]

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  • Catherina McKiernan – Cross Country Legend

    Posted on July 15, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    ”I believe this is a fantastic idea to give school going children the opportunity to compete against schools from other countries. It will give young people the incentive to train knowing that they have a big event like this to focus on and the experience they will gain will be invaluable. I have no doubt […]

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  • John Downes – Event Promoter ESCCO 2014

    Posted on July 13, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    We are delighted to announce John Downes as one of our event promoters for the European Schools Cross Country Open in February. An Irish legend on the country, as well as the road and track, John has competed all over the world during his eventful career. Only man to win Irish Interclubs and British Cross […]

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  • Base camp No. 1 for ESCCO

    Posted on June 21, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    This will be one of the base camps for up to 100 of the athletes that will be coming to the European Schools Cross Country Open in February 2014. The International Windsurfing Centre in Gran Canaria where the World Windsurfing Championships are being held this July. A huge step towards the sustainable running of the […]

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  • First school already confirmed

    Posted on June 16, 2013 by Andrew in Blog Updates.

    Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar are the first secondary school to confirm a team of 12 for the European Schools Cross Country Open. The number 1 Senior Boys(u/18) team in Ireland and their silver medal winning Minor Boys(u/14) team mates have laid down the gauntlet to schools all over Europe to answer the call and take on […]

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