IUAA Results Database


Celtic International Cross Country

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Female Team Competition Winners
28th Mar 2009CaernafonIUAA  View
28th Mar 2008Strathallan SchoolSUIUAA View
31st Mar 2007DCU Sportsgrounds, GlasnevinIUAAWelsh UniversitiesSUView
22nd Mar 2003Grange GormanIUAAPresident's SelectSUView
11th Mar 2000Phoenix ParkIUAA  View
14th Mar 1998Santry Playing FieldsIUAASUWelsh UniversitiesView
Male Team Competition Winners
28th Mar 2009CaernafonIUAASU View
28th Mar 2008Strathallan SchoolIUAAWelsh Universities View
31st Mar 2007DCU Sportsgrounds, GlasnevinIUAASUPresident's SelectView
22nd Mar 2003Grange GormanIUAAPresident's SelectSUView
11th Mar 2000Phoenix ParkIUAA  View
14th Mar 1998Santry Playing FieldsIUAASUWelsh UniversitiesView
3rd Mar 1951St Columba's College, RathfarnamEnglish UnisIUAA View
18th Mar 1950Garscube Estate, GlasgowEnglish UnisSUIUAAView
Best Male Cross Country Team Results
1IUAA22nd Mar 200312349   19126%View
2IUAA11th Mar 2000123459111247130%View
3IUAA14th Mar 19982345710  31147%View
4English Unis 3rd Mar 1951245678  32152%View
5IUAA28th Mar 20091267    16160%View
6IUAA28th Mar 20082367    18180%View
7English Unis18th Mar 195012481116  42200%View
8IUAA31st Mar 20072567    20200%View
9SU31st Mar 200714812    25250%View
10IUAA 3rd Mar 19511310121314  53252%View
Best Female Cross Country Team Results
1IUAA31st Mar 20071234  10100%View
2IUAA28th Mar 20091234  10100%View
3IUAA14th Mar 19982358  18180%View
4SU28th Mar 20081359  18180%View
5IUAA28th Mar 20082467  19190%View
6IUAA22nd Mar 2003256   13216%View
7SU14th Mar 19981679  23230%View
8IUAA11th Mar 200045710121351242%View
9President's Select22nd Mar 20033410   17283%View
10Welsh Universities31st Mar 2007671012  35350%View
All Celtic International Cross Country meets
828th Mar 2009Welsh UniversitiesCaernafonView249Aviva Home Countries International and Celtic Universities Matches
728th Mar 2008SUStrathallan SchoolView229In Conjunction with Schools International Athletic Board
631st Mar 2007IUAADCU Sportsgrounds, GlasnevinView246held in conjunction with the Kit Kat Schools International Cross Country Championships
522nd Mar 2003IUAAGrange GormanView245 
411th Mar 2000IUAAPhoenix ParkView249 
314th Mar 1998IUAASantry Playing FieldsView257 
2 3rd Mar 1951TCDSt Columba's College, RathfarnamView116The Universities Cross Country International between the Home Countries was hosted in Ireland for the first time. The course at the foot of the Dublin Mountains comprised four laps of approx. 1.75 miles. It proved to be one of the stiffest courses in Ireland at that time. Each lap contained eight obstacles and a vertical climb of 180 feet (circa 55 metres). The course took the runners over grassland, woodland, ploughed fields, muddy grass lanes, stone lanes and a concrete roadway. The representative nature of the event was diminished by the absence of the Welsh and Scottish Universities as they were unable to send teams for financial reasons. The English Universities team was captained by E.R. Downer (Southampton), an English Senior International and 1951 Universities Athletic Union (British Universities) cross-country champion. G. Boak (Durham) had come fourth in the North of England Senior Cross Country Championship the previous week. The Irish team was captained by W.A. Robertson of Queen's University, that years I.A.A.B Junior Cross-Country Champion. Not unexpectedly English Universities finished their six scoring men inside the first eight positions. However the battle for the individual honours gave Irish Universities much to cheer about. The three individual medallists ran throughout in the order in which they finally placed, with two Irishmen in the first three home.
118th Mar 1950GlasgowGarscube Estate, GlasgowView117The first Universities International Cross Country contest between Home Countries took place at Garscadden, Glasgow on 16 February, 1946, with teams of eight a side, with six to score, the format that was subsequently used. An Irish Universities team had been invited but was unable to compete. This was disappointing from a Trinity perspective as they had beaten Glasgow University in the Phoenix Park, Dublin in their first inter-university fixture since the end of World War II on 15 December 1945. The match over 5.5 miles between English and Scottish Universities was won by English Universities. The individual winner was D.W.M Haw of Leeds University. In 1947 he match was again a two-horse race at Weetwood, Leeds. Haw again took the individual title over a 7-mile road course and English Universities, the team honours by 61 pts to 75 pts. The contest in 1948 at Edinburgh saw the University of Wales joining for a triangular match with Scottish and English Universities. The individual title went to C.J. Black of Nottingham University, while English Universities again took the team title with 31 pts from Scottish Universities with 48 pts and the University of Wales with 115 pts. In 1949 the Universities International Cross Country took place at Nottingham as the same triangular contest. The first four athletes from English Universities finished together in joint 1st place - D.C. Birch (Leeds), the Universities Athletic Union (British Universities) champion, D. Calcott (Reading), R.V. Hughes (Birmingham) and E.A. Short (London). English Universities won easily with the minimum score of 21 pts from Scottish Universities (63 pts) and the University of Wales (107 pts). The 1950 contest was hosted by Glasgow University Hare and Hounds. Irish Universities sent a team for the first time, while the University of Wales did not participate. This was the first occasion that the Glasgow club had organised a cross-country event over a course at the Garscube Estate. The Lord Provost of Glasgow gave the participating teams a lunch-time reception in the City Chambers. The weather was described as very bad. R.V. Hughes of Birmingham University took the individual title from D.W.M. Haw (Leeds) and W.A. Robertson (QUB). Haw and Hughes had finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the UAU Championships in February at Sheffield. English Universities won for the 5th year in a row.