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LDR March, 2021 Division Newsletter


The LDR April Division Newsletter is attached here.  Please feel free to share with all whom you think may be interested.


Paul Carlin

Masters LDR Coordinator

email:   therunningprof@gmail.com

blog:    www.runningprof.com

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Brief Report on Upcoming Events

         2021 NACAC XC Championships (Honduras) 

         2021 Club Championships(Tallahassee, FL)

         2022 USA Cross Country Championships (San Diego, CA)

        2022 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Bathurst Australia)

         2022 Club Championships - San Francisco, CA

         2023/24 USA Cross Country Championships - Richmond, VA, Bill Quinlist has provided the Masters XC Report


In addition, Bill Quinlish has provided the Masters XC report:


2020 USATF Masters Cross Country Report 

Cancellations: 

What a strange year. The Covid-19 pandemic created life-threatening and life-altering changes for all of us. Cross country running and other sports took a backseat to health issues. First, the 2020 World Masters Athletics (WMA) Outdoor Championships scheduled for Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from July 20th to August 1st were cancelled. Then, the USATF Masters 5km Cross Country Championships scheduled for October 18th at Franklin Park in Boston, MA and the 2020 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships scheduled for Dec. 12, 2020 at Golden Gate Park were also cancelled. The 2021 USATF Cross Country Championships scheduled for San Diego, CA on Feb. 6, 2021 will be the next cancellation. 

Events: 

We had already held two of our National Master’s Cross Country Championship events prior to the onset of the pandemic. Those events were the 2019 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships held on December 14, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and the 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships held on January 20, 2020 at Mission Bay Park in San Diego, CA. 

Master event records were set in Bethlehem at the 2019 Club XC as follows: 

Total Master Men finishers = 691 

Total Master Women finishers = 288 

Total Master M/W finishers = 979 

Total Master scoring teams = 171 

Master prize purse = $13,750 

Master summaries for the 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships in San Diego were: 

Total Master Men finishers = 141 

Total Master Women finishers = 49 

Total Master M/W finishers = 190 

Total Master scoring teams = 28 

Master prize purse = $7,000 *Ties all-time high 

2020 Master Harriers of the Year: 

Fortunately, we already held two of our three National Master’s Cross Country Championship Harriers of the Year selection events prior to the onset of the pandemic. The USATF Cross Country Council ruled that the 2020 Masters Harriers of the Year awards would proceed based upon the results of the two national cross country championships already held pre-Covid-19. Winners of the 2020 Master Harriers of the Year Awards winners based on the age graded results of those two events were: 

2020 Master Female Harrier of the Year - Marisa Sutera Strange 

2020 Master Male Harrier of the Year - Joe Sheeran