English Schools' Athletic Association
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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.

Combined Events and Walks

16th August: Following on from the success of the Virtual Track & Field competition in July, a Virtual Combined Events and Race Walks competition is to be held from 20th August to 20th September. Click the Combined Events & Walks picture box for full 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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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.

2021 Cross Country Championships

The 2021 XC championships will be held on 13th March, not 20th March as previously advertised in the programme at Liverpool this year. The venue is now confirmed as Hop Farm in Kent.




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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.