Lily Hill Park in Bracknell was the venue for the 21st running of the Bracknell Schools Invitation Cross Country Relays. There are 4 races which were all about team running as the athletes took on the woodland and meadow course in a relay format. This year the event was made possible through financial support from England Athletics.
A strong team was selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4 2018. The ten athletes were accompanied by Team Managers Anne Francis and Paul Allison.
Budding young athletes from across the UK are set to compete in the Sportshall Athletics UK Finals at Manchester's Regional Indoor Athletics Arena on the weekend of 14th and 15th April. The most promising young athletes will battle it out to be crowned UK Champions at the flagship athletics development event of the year.
This year Leeds will host the English Schools' AA Cross Country Championship on Saturday 17th March. Temple Newsam Park is the location for the 58th boys' and 50th girls' event. The Junior and Intermediate age groups will be selected for the SIAB International at Wollaton Park on the 24th March.
Spencer Duval - England Athletics' National Endurance Lead - paid a preliminary visit to the 2018 location for the English Schools' Cross Country Championships which will take place on 17th March 2018. Watch the drone footage that he took of the route.
Following a highly successful switch to Prestwold Hall near Loughborough in 2017, the national school Year 5/6/7 cross country finals will again take place at the same venue on Saturday 24 March. This year sees the invitation extended to Clubs who wish to form teams of children.
Following County competitions and then Regional rounds earlier this month, the Grand Final of the English Schools' AA Cross Country Championships took place in Kent on 25th November. Dr Challoner's High School and Grammar School in Amersham dominated the podiums and both the Junior Boys' and the Inter Girls' compeititons, first and second positions were separated by just one point!
The English Schools' AA 37th Cross Country Cup Final takes place this Saturday 27th November at Sevenoaks School in Kent. Competing for the school team title are Juniors (years 7/8) and Intermediates (years 9/10). This year's course is around the school, with the course going slightly uphill at the start and from about half way round the final section it is flat and fast.
With 2018 on the way we have published our list of track and field championships for 2018. Our championships page also includes details of other national events and a downloadable PDF of other key events on the fixture list.
Following a highly successful switch to Prestwold Hall near Loughborough in 2017, the National Cross-Country Finals for school years 5, 6, and 7 will return to the same venue on Saturday March 24th2018. England Athletics will be supporting the event again, and with the action from the course being live-streamed on a 12 metre screen, and live across the world, it certainly has a big occasion feel about it.