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2021 Cross Country Championship

14th January: Sadly, due to the worsening Covid situation, the ESAA has now had to cancel this year's XC Championships which were due to take place in March. Full details and preliminary information about a replacement Virtual XC Championships are on the XC page

2021 Track & Field Cup

10th December: due to the ongoing uncertainties, entries for the 2021 Track & Field Cup now won't open until 1st March 2021 and will close on 31st March.

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 will be published here in due course. Please check the website regularly for updates, full details are on the T&F Cup page

Combined Events and Walks

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.

Cross Country Cup

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.

The Athletics Museum launched

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 www.theathleticsmuseum.org.uk.  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.

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visit the museum

Virtual Track & Field Championships

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.

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 Recent Events

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Cross Country Results

Results for the Cross Country Championships are now online on the
Cross Country page .

New Steeplechase Heights

Steeplechase barrier heights have been changed by World Athletics this year, but this change won't apply to the ESAA Championships. For full details see the Track & Field page

ISF Cross Country

Teams have been announced for the ISF Cross Country in Slovakia in April, view them on the International page

Cross Country Cup Final

Congratulations to Dr. Challoner's Grammar School who won the Junior Boys race and Dr. Challoner's High School who won the Inter Girls race with just 34 points. The Coopers' Company and Coborn School also did very well, finishing 2nd in both the Girls races.

The first three teams in the Junior Boys race were separated by just 6 points. Guildford High School Junior Girls won with 31 points, finishing all 4 counters in the first 12.

Click the Cross Country Cup picture box then Results Index to view all the results.

Combined Events & Walks

All results of the CE and Walks finals are now online. Click the Combined Events & Walks picture box.

Track & Field Championships

All result are now online in various formats, together with images of all the field cards. Click the Track & Field picture box.

Track & Field Cup Final

The Cup Final results are now online. Click the Track & Field Cup picture box then Results Index.

Cross Country Championships

All results of the XC Championships at Leeds on 16th March are now online. Click the 'Cross Country' picture box.