Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country - Live on BBC One 13:00 - 14:30
The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country has changed its title for 2011 and has also taken on a brand new format, which we hope will make the event more exciting, entertaining and more competitive event.
Men’s short race
Britain’s number 1 in 2010 Tom Lancashire takes on the Olympic and European 1500m champions.
GB 2012 hopefuls go head to head against the World 5000m and 10000m champions in the best quality X Country in the world.
Men’s international team challenge
Mo Farah, double European champion, leads the GB team into action against the best of the USA and Europe in the inaugural International team challenge. Up against 9 times European champion Sergey Lebid and a strong US team, can Farah lead the British team to victory?
The new format
The new format for the 2011 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country will consist of a short 4.2km course with the best male athletes in the world competing. The 5.7km event will remain the same and is contested by the world's best female athletes.
The big change in 2011 is the introduction of the International Team Challenge, which will see Great Britain & Northern Ireland Senior Men and Great Britain & Northern Ireland U23 and U20 Men take on the United States and a European Select team over 8km.
Each country competing in the International Team Challenge will consist of nine athletes per team and the first six athletes to complete the course will receive a score based on their position. The team with the lowest overall score wins.
Free entry for spectators, plus all the action live on LED big screen
Entry into Holyrood Park is free for spectators. We hope that the public will take advantage of the opportunity to see the world’s best athletes compete, as well as the cream of young Scottish athletes on show within the main events and the Scottish Inter District Championships.
There will be an LED Big Screen, with a live feed to BBC television pictures so you won’t miss a second as the action unfolds around Holyrood Park.