1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

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Senior women's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 11th
Date March 20
Host city Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England England
Location Riverside Park
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 111
Races 1
Distances 4.072 km – Senior women

The Senior women's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Gateshead, England, at the Riverside Park on March 20, 1983. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Complete results,[3] medallists, [4] and the results of British athletes[5] were published.

Race results[edit]

Senior women's race (4.072 km)[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Grete Waitz  Norway 13:29
2 Alison Wiley  Canada 13:37
3 Tatyana Pozdnyakova  Soviet Union 13:37
4 Joan Benoit  United States 13:57
5 Betty Springs  United States 14:00
6 Svetlana Ulmasova  Soviet Union 14:01
7 Francine Peeters  Belgium 14:03
8 Fiţa Lovin  Romania 14:04
9 Margaret Groos  United States 14:04
10 Aurora Cunha  Portugal 14:06
11 Alla Yushina  Soviet Union 14:08
12 Nancy Rooks  Canada 14:09
13 Jan Merrill  United States 14:12
14 Agnese Possamai  Italy 14:14
15 Doina Melinte  Romania 14:15
16 Anne-Marie Malone  Canada 14:17
17 Pilar Fernandez  Spain 14:18
18 Christine Benning  England 14:19
19 Christina Boxer  England 14:20
20 Carolyn Schuwalov  Australia 14:20
21 Yelena Sipatova  Soviet Union 14:21
22 Midde Hamrin  Sweden 14:21
23 Lynn Kanuka  Canada 14:22
24 Rosa Mota  Portugal 14:24
25 Nadia Dandolo  Italy 14:24
26 Christine Hughes  New Zealand 14:26
27 Sue Bruce  New Zealand 14:26
28 Kath Binns  England 14:26
29 Jane Furniss  England 14:27
30 Jacqueline Lefeuvre  France 14:30
31 Mary O'Connor  New Zealand 14:31
32 Mehan Sloane  Australia 14:31
33 Eva Ernström  Sweden 14:32
34 Albertina Machado  Portugal 14:34
35 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 14:35
36 Maria Radu  Romania 14:36
37 Wendy van Mierlo  Canada 14:36
38 Barbara Moore  New Zealand 14:36
39 Adriana Mustata  Romania 14:36
40 Nan Doak  United States 14:36
41 Janis Hams  Australia 14:37
42 Kathy Hadler  United States 14:38
43 Montserrat Abello  Spain 14:39
44 Debbie Elsmore  New Zealand 14:40
45 Lizanne Bussières  Canada 14:40
46 Joëlle Debrouwer  France 14:41
47 Patricia Deneuville  France 14:41
48 Deirdre Nagle  Ireland 14:44
49 Laura Blanco  Spain 14:44
50 Kim Lock  Wales 14:46
51 Fiona McQueen  Scotland 14:47
52 Mona Kleppe  Norway 14:48
53 Kathy Mearns  Scotland 14:48
54 Lucilia Soares  Portugal 14:48
55 Asuncion Sinobas  Spain 14:49
56 Alba Milana  Italy 14:49
57 Ana Isabel Alonso  Spain 14:50
58 Linda Milo  Belgium 14:51
59 Zehava Shmueli  Israel 14:53
60 Teresa Purton  England 14:55
61 Randi Bjørn  Norway 14:57
62 Birgitta Wåhlin  Sweden 14:57
63 Sharon Dalton  Australia 14:58
64 Lyudmila Medvedeva  Soviet Union 14:58
65 Charlotte Kaagh  Denmark 15:01
66 Sylvie Bornet  France 15:02
67 Elise Lyon  Scotland 15:04
68 Maria Rébélo  France 15:07
69 Marie-Christine Deurbroeck  Belgium 15:08
70 Debbie Peel  England 15:10
71 Louise Copp  Wales 15:11
72 Glenys Kroon  New Zealand 15:12
73 Conceição Ferreira  Portugal 15:12
74 Jeanette Nordgren  Sweden 15:13
75 Cristina Agusti  Spain 15:15
76 Véronique Renties  France 15:16
77 Jean Lorden  Scotland 15:16
78 Rita Borralho  Portugal 15:17
79 Ann Hilliard  Ireland 15:19
80 Betty van Steenbroeck  Belgium 15:20
81 Rhonda Mallinder  Australia 15:21
82 Laura Fogli  Italy 15:23
83 Louise McGrillen  Ireland 15:24
84 Eefje van Wissen  Netherlands 15:24
85 Ann-Marie Fox  Wales 15:33
86 Sicau West  Romania 15:36
87 Marit Holtklimpen  Norway 15:37
88 Greta Hickey  Ireland 15:38
89 Jean Lochhead  Wales 15:39
90 Dalila Mehira  Algeria 15:39
91 Mie Poulsen Jensen  Denmark 15:39
92 Linda van Vliet  Netherlands 15:41
93 Trijnie Smeenge  Netherlands 15:42
94 Yvonne Murray  Scotland 15:45
95 Eithne Kenny  Ireland 15:47
96 Yvonne Haglund  Sweden 15:54
97 Lynne MacDougall  Scotland 15:54
98 Mébarka El Hadj Abdellah  Algeria 15:59
99 Noeleen Mullan  Northern Ireland 15:59
100 Fiona Harwood  Wales 16:02
101 Desirée Heijnen  Netherlands 16:04
102 Rosemary Harron  Northern Ireland 16:06
103 Sally James  Wales 16:07
104 Sally Pierson  Australia 16:08
105 Paula Hawtin  Northern Ireland 16:09
106 Angela McCullagh  Northern Ireland 16:10
107 Mary Martin  Ireland 16:18
108 Camilla Harron  Northern Ireland 16:28
109 Baukje Hiemstra  Netherlands 16:49
110 Christine Lord  Northern Ireland 16:55
Alla Libutina  Soviet Union DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1  United States
Joan Benoit 4
Betty Springs 5
Margaret Groos 9
Jan Merrill 13
(Nan Doak) (40)
(Kathy Hadler) (42)
31
2  Soviet Union
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 3
Svetlana Ulmasova 6
Alla Yushina 11
Yelena Sipatova 21
(Lyudmila Medvedeva) (64)
(Alla Libutina) (DNF)
41
3  Canada
Alison Wiley 2
Nancy Rooks 12
Anne-Marie Malone 16
Lynn Kanuka 23
(Wendy van Mierlo) (37)
(Lizanne Bussières) (45)
53
4  England
Christine Benning 18
Christina Boxer 19
Kath Binns 28
Jane Furniss 29
(Teresa Purton) (60)
(Debbie Peel) (70)
94
5  Romania
Fiţa Lovin 8
Doina Melinte 15
Maria Radu 36
Adriana Mustata 39
(Sicau West) (86)
98
6  New Zealand
Christine Hughes 26
Sue Bruce 27
Mary O'Connor 31
Barbara Moore 38
(Debbie Elsmore) (44)
(Glenys Kroon) (72)
122
7  Portugal
Aurora Cunha 10
Rosa Mota 24
Albertina Machado 34
Lucilia Soares 54
(Conceição Ferreira) (73)
(Rita Borralho) (78)
122
8  Norway
Grete Waitz 1
Ingrid Kristiansen 35
Mona Kleppe 52
Randi Bjørn 61
(Marit Holtklimpen) (87)
149
9  Australia
Carolyn Schuwalov 20
Mehan Sloane 32
Janis Hams 41
Sharon Dalton 63
(Rhonda Mallinder) (81)
(Sally Pierson) (104)
156
10  Spain
Pilar Fernandez 17
Montserrat Abello 43
Laura Blanco 49
Asuncion Sinobas 55
(Ana Isabel Alonso) (57)
(Cristina Agusti) (75)
164
11  Italy
Agnese Possamai 14
Nadia Dandolo 25
Alba Milana 56
Laura Fogli 82
177
12  France
Jacqueline Lefeuvre 30
Joëlle Debrouwer 46
Patricia Deneuville 47
Sylvie Bornet 66
(Maria Rébélo) (68)
(Véronique Renties) (76)
189
13  Sweden
Midde Hamrin 22
Eva Ernström 33
Birgitta Wåhlin 62
Jeanette Nordgren 74
(Yvonne Haglund) (96)
191
14  Belgium
Francine Peeters 7
Linda Milo 58
Marie-Christine Deurbroeck 69
Betty van Steenbroeck 80
214
15  Scotland
Fiona McQueen 51
Kathy Mearns 53
Elise Lyon 67
Jean Lorden 77
(Yvonne Murray) (94)
(Lynne MacDougall) (97)
248
16  Wales
Kim Lock 50
Louise Copp 71
Ann-Marie Fox 85
Jean Lochhead 89
(Fiona Harwood) (100)
(Sally James) (103)
295
17  Ireland
Deirdre Nagle 48
Ann Hilliard 79
Louise McGrillen 83
Greta Hickey 88
(Eithne Kenny) (95)
(Mary Martin) (107)
298
18  Netherlands
Eefje van Wissen 84
Linda van Vliet 92
Trijnie Smeenge 93
Desirée Heijnen 101
(Baukje Hiemstra) (109)
370
19  Northern Ireland
Noeleen Mullan 99
Rosemary Harron 102
Paula Hawtin 105
Angela McCullagh 106
(Camilla Harron) (108)
(Christine Lord) (110)
412
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 111 athletes from 22 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]