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13th April: The Virtual XC Championships results and certificates are now available on the
The ESAA have found it necessary to postpone the Track and Field cup in it's usual format for 2021.
The restrictions that exist in schools in the current climate and will likely continue until
at least June half term have placed such a level of uncertainty on the competition that
it is considered impractical to continue as originally planned.
There will be no National or Regional finals this year. All schools that have entered to this date will have their entry fee carried over to the 2022 competition.
Full details of these changes are on the Track & Field Cup page.
Entries for the T&F Cup were delayed until 8th March to coincide with the date for schools to re-open. Entries will close on 31st March, we can't allow any entries after then because the time to organise events is already very limited. We really MUST get things organised within just a few weeks.
If schools wish to participate in this year's competition, YOU NEED TO ENTER via the online entry form link on the T&F Cup page - that is the only way that County Secretaries will be able to know which schools want to be involved, and give them time to organise sufficient competitions and book the necessary venues. If you paid for last year, your payment will be carried over to this year's entry.
In light of the 'roadmap' to exit Covid-19 restrictions which was published on 22nd February, the ESAA is waiting on a UKA statement to ascertain when tracks will be accessible which will have a considerable impact on County and Regional rounds. Further information will follow once UK athletics governing bodies have released a timescale for a planned return to competition. In accordance with Government guidelines at the moment 17th May is the earliest date that competitions can start.
We are still continuing to update our database of email contacts for teachers and schools but due to the large number of changes it has not been possible to email everyone as we'd hoped to do in January.
We've had little or no direct contact with key teachers over the last 12 months so a lot of the updates which would normally have been notified to us during that time have not been made. Usually most of these updates would be done online by teachers themselves during the course of competitions, but that hasn't happened.
To help with this, we've created a facility for teachers who have previously entered either the TF or XC Cup competitions sometime during the last few years to be able to login to update the contact details for their school and the teachers in charge of teams, without the need to have entered a competition recently. It is essential that we don't lose touch, so you can now login without needing to have a valid competition entry this year.
Please check the website regularly for updates, full details are on the
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.