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
are on the
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
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
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
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.
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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Cross Country Results
Results for the Cross Country Championships are now online on the
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
ISF Cross Country
Teams have been announced for the ISF Cross Country in Slovakia in April,
view them on the
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.