1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

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Senior women's race at the 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 9th
Date March 28
Host city Madrid, Spain Spain
Location Hippodromo de la Zarzuela
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 118
Races 1
Distances 4.41 km – Senior women

The Senior women's race at the 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Madrid, Spain, at the Hippodromo de la Zarzuela on March 28, 1981. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

Race results[edit]

Senior women's race (4.41 km)[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Grete Waitz  Norway 14:07
2 Jan Merrill  United States 14:22
3 Yelena Sipatova  Soviet Union 14:22
4 Agnese Possamai  Italy 14:25
5 Tatyana Sychova  Soviet Union 14:25
6 Betty Springs  United States 14:28
7 Svetlana Ulmasova  Soviet Union 14:28
8 Debbie Scott  Canada 14:31
9 Tatyana Pozdnyakova  Soviet Union 14:34
10 Asuncion Sinobas  Spain 14:38
11 Dorthe Rasmussen  Denmark 14:39
12 Dianne Zorn  New Zealand 14:39
13 Julie Shea  United States 14:41
14 Christine Benning  England 14:41
15 Mary Shea  United States 14:42
16 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 14:47
17 Lynn Kanuka  Canada 14:47
18 Rosa Mota  Portugal 14:49
19 Cornelia Bürki   Switzerland 14:50
20 Carla Beurskens  Netherlands 14:51
21 Irina Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 14:55
22 Jane Furniss  England 14:56
23 Cristina Tomasini  Italy 14:57
24 Joëlle Debrouwer  France 14:59
25 Mary O'Connor  New Zealand 15:00
26 Lorraine Moller  New Zealand 15:00
27 Anne Audain  New Zealand 15:02
28 Paula Fudge  England 15:02
29 Silvana Cruciata  Italy 15:02
30 Brenda Webb  United States 15:02
31 Sheila Currie  Canada 15:02
32 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 15:02
33 Alba Milana  Italy 15:02
34 Deirdre Nagle  Ireland 15:02
35 Gail Rear  New Zealand 15:02
36 Francie Larrieu  United States 15:02
37 Annick Lebreton  France 15:08
38 Fionnuala Morrish  Ireland 15:08
39 Patricia Appleby  Ireland 15:08
40 Veronica Poryckyj  Canada 15:08
41 Francine Peeters  Belgium 15:09
42 Sandra Arthurton  England 15:09
43 Amelia Lorza Lopez  Spain 15:09
44 Helena Heikkinen  Finland 15:13
45 Carole Bradford  Wales 15:13
46 Nadia Dandolo  Italy 15:13
47 Gunvor Hilde  Norway 15:13
48 Martine Bouchonneau  France 15:13
49 Marina Loddo  Italy 15:13
50 Kath Binns  England 15:13
51 Anne Lord  Australia 15:13
52 Marie-Christine Deurbroeck  Belgium 15:13
53 Annie van Stiphout  Netherlands 15:19
54 Monique Seys  Belgium 15:19
55 Mercedes Calleja  Spain 15:19
56 Carol Meagan  Ireland 15:24
57 Elise Wattendorf   Switzerland 15:25
58 Tuija Toivonen  Finland 15:25
59 Mona Kleppe  Norway 15:25
60 Hilary Hollick  Wales 15:25
61 Alison Wiley  Canada 15:32
62 Desiree Leatherby  Australia 15:32
63 Barbara Moore  New Zealand 15:32
64 Alice Silva  Portugal 15:32
65 Wendy Smith  England 15:35
66 Mehan Sloane  Australia 15:35
67 Saskia Brouwer  Netherlands 15:35
68 Christine Price  Scotland 15:35
69 Randi Bjørn  Norway 15:35
70 Denise Verhaert  Belgium 15:40
71 Pilar Fernandez  Spain 15:40
72 Marleen Meuris  Belgium 15:40
73 Aurora Cunha  Portugal 15:40
74 Patricia Marchand  France 15:40
75 Lynne MacDougall  Scotland 15:40
76 Mercedes Buceta  Spain 15:40
77 Tuula Konttinen  Finland 15:40
78 Joke Bruggen  Netherlands 15:40
79 Yvonne Murray  Scotland 15:40
80 Isabelle Matthys  France 15:40
81 Marga Wiegman  Netherlands 15:50
82 Sylvie Ruegger  Canada 15:50
83 Zehava Shmueli  Israel 15:50
84 Vreni Forster   Switzerland 15:50
85 Päivi Pihlajamäki  Finland 15:50
86 Rosemary Longstaff  Australia 15:50
87 Bronwen Cardy  Wales 15:50
88 Charlotte Kaagh  Denmark 15:50
89 Gaylene Clews  Australia 15:50
90 Siobhan Treacy  Ireland 15:50
91 Mie Poulsen Jensen  Denmark 15:59
92 Tina Krebs  Denmark 15:59
93 Rhonda Mallinder  Australia 15:59
94 Susana Irazusta  Spain 15:59
95 Alison Wright  Scotland 16:01
96 Maria Steels  Belgium 16:06
97 Wilma Rusman  Netherlands 16:06
98 Regina Gonçalves  Portugal 16:06
99 Albertina Machado  Portugal 16:06
100 Patricia Deneuville  France 16:07
101 Jean Lochhead  Wales 16:13
102 Ulla Nielsen  Denmark 16:17
103 Barbara Harvie  Scotland 16:17
104 Daniela Gassmann   Switzerland 16:22
105 Carey May  Ireland 16:28
106 Yana Jones  Wales 16:30
107 Mette Holm Hansen  Denmark 16:32
108 Kathy Williams  Wales 16:35
109 Hilde Stavik  Norway 16:40
110 Linsey Macdonald  Scotland 16:55
111 Francisca Xavier  Angola 17:33
112 Rosa Neves  Angola 17:56
113 Sara Tavares  Angola 18:12
114 Maria Silva  Angola 18:22
115 Gertimulda Sepulveda  Angola 18:40
116 Isabel Andre  Angola 18:46
Rita Borralho  Portugal DNF
Maricica Puică  Romania DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Yelena Sipatova 3
Tatyana Sychova 5
Svetlana Ulmasova 7
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 9
(Irina Bondarchuk) (21)
(Giana Romanova) (32)
24
2  United States
Jan Merrill 2
Betty Springs 6
Julie Shea 13
Mary Shea 15
(Brenda Webb) (30)
(Francie Larrieu) (36)
36
3  Italy
Agnese Possamai 4
Cristina Tomasini 23
Silvana Cruciata 29
Alba Milana 33
(Nadia Dandolo) (46)
(Marina Loddo) (49)
89
4  New Zealand
Dianne Zorn 12
Mary O'Connor 25
Lorraine Moller 26
Anne Audain 27
(Gail Rear) (35)
(Barbara Moore) (63)
90
5  Canada
Debbie Scott 8
Lynn Kanuka 17
Sheila Currie 31
Veronica Poryckyj 40
(Alison Wiley) (61)
(Sylvie Ruegger) (82)
96
6  England
Christine Benning 14
Jane Furniss 22
Paula Fudge 28
Sandra Arthurton 42
(Kath Binns) (50)
(Wendy Smith) (65)
106
7  Norway
Grete Waitz 1
Ingrid Kristiansen 16
Gunvor Hilde 47
Mona Kleppe 59
(Randi Bjørn) (69)
(Hilde Stavik) (109)
123
8  Ireland
Deirdre Nagle 34
Fionnuala Morrish 38
Patricia Appleby 39
Carol Meagan 56
(Siobhan Treacy) (90)
(Carey May) (105)
167
9  Spain
Asuncion Sinobas 10
Amelia Lorza Lopez 43
Mercedes Calleja 55
Pilar Fernandez 71
(Mercedes Buceta) (76)
(Susana Irazusta) (94)
179
10  France
Joëlle Debrouwer 24
Annick Lebreton 37
Martine Bouchonneau 48
Patricia Marchand 74
(Isabelle Matthys) (80)
(Patricia Deneuville) (100)
183
11  Belgium
Francine Peeters 41
Marie-Christine Deurbroeck 52
Monique Seys 54
Denise Verhaert 70
(Marleen Meuris) (72)
(Maria Steels) (96)
217
12  Netherlands
Carla Beurskens 20
Annie van Stiphout 53
Saskia Brouwer 67
Joke Bruggen 78
(Marga Wiegman) (81)
(Wilma Rusman) (97)
218
13  Portugal
Rosa Mota 18
Alice Silva 64
Aurora Cunha 73
Regina Gonçalves 98
(Albertina Machado) (99)
(Rita Borralho) (DNF)
253
14  Finland
Helena Heikkinen 44
Tuija Toivonen 58
Tuula Konttinen 77
Päivi Pihlajamäki 85
264
15   Switzerland
Cornelia Bürki 19
Elise Wattendorf 57
Vreni Forster 84
Daniela Gassmann 104
264
16  Australia
Anne Lord 51
Desiree Leatherby 62
Mehan Sloane 66
Rosemary Longstaff 86
(Gaylene Clews) (89)
(Rhonda Mallinder) (93)
265
17  Denmark
Dorthe Rasmussen 11
Charlotte Kaagh 88
Mie Poulsen Jensen 91
Tina Krebs 92
(Ulla Nielsen) (102)
(Mette Holm Hansen) (107)
282
18  Wales
Carole Bradford 45
Hilary Hollick 60
Bronwen Cardy 87
Jean Lochhead 101
(Yana Jones) (106)
(Kathy Williams) (108)
293
19  Scotland
Christine Price 68
Lynne MacDougall 75
Yvonne Murray 79
Alison Wright 95
(Barbara Harvie) (103)
(Linsey Macdonald) (110)
317
20  Angola
Francisca Xavier 111
Rosa Neves 112
Sara Tavares 113
Maria Silva 114
(Gertimulda Sepulveda) (115)
(Isabel Andre) (116)
450
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 118 athletes from 22 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]