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Long Distance Running (LDR)



LDR January, 2022 Division Newsletter


The January, 2022 LDR Newsletter may be found here.



Future Meets:


2022 USATF Cross Country Championships 

San Diego, CA (Mission Bay)

January 8, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 5 km Championships 

Atlanta, GA (Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend) 

February 26, 2022


2022 USATF Masters Half Marathon Championships 

Syracuse, NY (Syracuse Half Marathon) 

March 20, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 10 Mile Championships 

Sacramento, CA (SACTOWN 10) 

April 3, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 10 km Championships 

Dedham, MA (James Joyce Ramble) 

April 24, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 1 Mile Championships 

Rochester, NY (Rochester Mile) 

May 21, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 12 km Championships 

Highlands, NJ (By Hook or By Crook 12K) 

September 18, 2022 


2022 USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships 

Boulder, CO

October 22, 2022

 

2022 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships 

San Francisco, CA

December 10, 2022


The November LDR Newsletter may be found here.


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


IBill Quinlish provided a Masters XC report for 2020:


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