The Primary and Year 7 National Schools' Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 25th March at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire. The event is formally endorsed by England Athletics.
Following a marvellous New Balance English Schools' AA Cross Country Championships at the challenging venue at Norfolk Showground last weekend, teams were selected to compete at the SIAB (Schools' International Athletic Board) Cross Country International in Wales which takes place on the 25th March.
74 young athletes took part in the Ashford Leisure Trust junior athletics competition held at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday 18th March. The event was for young athletes from primary school years R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 with youngsters taking part in five events throughout the morning.
Over the past few years England Athletics in London have been working across the spectrum to provide support, case studies and partnership development to help get more schools buying into this unique idea of 'daily running'.
Report and video - There was a tremendous afternoon of races at the Norfolk Showground when the national schools' cross country titles were decided. The races saw a mix of front running, sprint finishes and late changes to medal positions as the county schools teams contested the six championship races.
This Saturday sees the New Balance English Schools' AA Cross Country Championships take place at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich. The course is mostly flat and fast, although there are several slight hills. We wish the athletes all the best and you can follow the championships on social media and via our Live Events page this Saturday.
London will host World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August and it's time to get your tickets! There are still some special offers on for clubs and schools, a resale site for fans, plus VIP packages and and regular tickets too.
A young cross country runner gave up his chance of winning to help his friend who collapsed with bad stitch during a Primary Cross Country race in Grimsby. He turned back from the nearby finish line, picked up his friend and helped him to the finishing line.
On Monday 6th March, in celebration of International Women's day Mara Yamauchi paid a visit to the Tiffin Girls' School in South London. She has recently qualified as a coach and took a group of Year 9 girls through their paces with a session to inspire the next generation of young women.
England Athletics are pleased to announce the launch of its new Schools Athletics App. This app builds on the highly successful Athletics 365 app and is aimed specifically at teachers and those working in the schools and education environment. We would also like to remind coaches and assistant coaches of what is available on the Athletics 365 App and how this can help those coaching athletics in clubs or taking Coaching qualifications.