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9th November: at the moment it looks doubtful whether the 2021 XC championships will be possible on 13th March, but we are still planning ahead and we are due to make a final decision in January. If counties cannot hold their own championships at the end of January because of restrictions on the sport, this would be the natural time to make the decision to cancel the championships.The venue is still proposed to be Hop Farm in Kent.
13th October: Possible plans are currently being discussed for the 2021 Track and Field cup season. Please check the website regularly for updates.
In the meantime, it is essential that we continue to update our database of email contacts for teachers and schools. Believe it or not, we have around 1200 contact email addresses becoming obsolete each year. Consequently, between October and January we'll be sending emails to all our known contacts and school offices asking you log in online to update your own details, and those of your other interested teachers, so that we don't lose contact with you.
Further details of this will be published here in due course.
22nd September: Following on from the success of the Virtual Track & Field competition in July, a Virtual Combined Events and Race Walks competition was held from 20th August to 20th September.
The results are now in. Many thanks to all those athletes who entered and the coaches and parents who have supported their athletes through these uncertain times. It is very encouraging to see entries from a total of 22 different counties and thanks must also go to the County Team Managers and Regional Coordinators for supporting this initiative. Under the circumstances there were many excellent performances across the age groups and events and the organisers are delighted that so many took the opportunity to compete - albeit virtually.
Click the Combined Events & Walks picture box for full details and results.
2nd September: Sadly the ESAA have now made the decision to cancel this year's Cross Country Cup competition.
It is increasingly clear that it will not be possible to transport pupils across Counties to compete in mass gatherings, and feedback from schools indicates that they will be too busy trying to catch up with lost teaching time anyway.
Existing entries will have their entry fee held over to be used to enter next year's Track & Field Cup or Cross Country Cup.
Click the Cross Country Cup picture box for all the details.
15th August: Telling the stories of athletics - everybody can set a personal best.
English Schools’ Athletic Association and The Athletics Museum are pleased to announce that their online exhibition is now live at
Following the cancellation of the English Schools Championships, the proposed physical exhibition that was to be displayed there
has been moved online.
The first online exhibition traces the history of the English Schools’ Athletics Association (ESAA) championships; stories and anecdotes from participants, archive material from its inauguration in 1925 up to the modern day, and past champions and athletes who have gone on to achieve further success, in both track and field and 16 other sports. There’s also a look back and indeed forward at Tokyo 1964, 1991 and 2022.
25th July: Certificates are now available for those athletes who took part in the Virtual Championships. Emails have been sent to the addresses given when you made your entry, please check your spam box because some providers can incorrectly treat our mail as spam.
Once you've got your email, go to the Track & Field page, click Certificates and follow the instructions there to download your certificate as a PDF file.
Results from the Virtual Championships are now available, click the Track & Field picture box.
Some results appear to have been achieved outside of the competition week 5th to 11th July so they are listed separately together with a few results of events which were submitted but which aren't included in the Chmmpionships for the relevant age group.