Temple Newsam, Leeds

Saturday 24th March 2007

The 47th Boys and 39th Girls ESAA Sainsbury's English Schools National Cross Country Championship is to take place at Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 24th March 2007.

The park is situated South East of Leeds and is just a few minutes from Junction 46 on the M1.

Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its Rhododendron and Azalea walk and features the National Plant Collections of Delphinium, Phlox and Aster novi–belgii. Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm.

We are extremely grateful to Leeds City Council for allowing us to use this wonderful setting. You can view the park's extensive interactive website here.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
Click the map to get interactive maps from www.multimap.com - you can also find directions from your own address by entering your own postcode as the starting address, and entering LS150AE as the destination address (that is LS one five zero AE, not oh AE).


There are double yellow lines along the Temple Newsam Road leading to the Park so there is NO on-street parking in the vicinity. There are hard standing areas along the road leading to the Park that we will be using first - these have a capacity of approximately 500 cars. There is also an overflow car park which is grass - at the moment this area is too wet to use, additional parking facilities will be given here when details are finalised. Car parking areas will be marshalled and there is no charge for parking.

County Coaches will be sent away from the park after dropping off their athletes.

Timetable of Events

9.30amChampionship Course Open for Inspection.
The course is either up, down or round a bend.
Hence the shorter than normal distances,
but within the recommended ESAA minimum distances
10.00amDeclarations open
11.00amOfficials meeting
12.15pmDeclarations Close and
Championship Course should be cleared
12.45pmIntermediate Girls Championship - 3650 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation
1.15pmIntermediate Boys Championship - 5350 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation
1.50pmJunior Girls Championship 3350 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation
2.15pmJunior Boys Championship - 3650 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation
2.45pmSenior Girls Championship - 4350 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation
3.15pmSenior Boys Championship 6650 metres
Followed by the Individual Presentation


Individual presentations (first 6 finishers in each race) will be made as each race is completed, at a point near to the finishing area.

It is again envisaged that the Team Race presentations will take place during the afternoon. There will be announcements made to keep you aware of the times of the Team Race presentations.

The presentation of the Aggregate Team awards will again take place during the Track and Field Championships in July.

Current Trophy Holders

BoysTrophy Name2006 Winner
IntermediateYorkshireWest Yorkshire
Aggregate ALiverpoolEssex
Aggregate BCoventrySussex
Aggregate CSussexBedfordshire
Junior 1st 8Lockhurst LaneSurrey
Intermediate 1st 8Newcastle 800Northumberland
Senior 1st 8WiganWest Yorkshire
GirlsTrophy Name2006 Winner
JuniorRochdaleGreater Manchester
IntermediateLeicestershireGreater Manchester
Aggregate ALancashireGreater Manchester
Aggregate BDurhamCheshire
Aggregate CS. RoseSuffolk
Junior 1st 8StedmanLancashire
Intermediate 1st 8R. BrownCheshire
Senior 1st 8H. WithamEssex

Course Map

aerial photo reproduced with permission from www.getmapping.com

International Team Selection

The Athletes invited to represent English Schools' A.A. in the Home International on Saturday 31st March in Dublin will be selected from the Junior and Intermediate age groups.

The first 10 runners will be handed a letter informing them of this fact as they finish and they will be required to report immediately to the International Team Managers as soon as possible after the race in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Normally the first 8 are selected for the international team. Positions 9 and 10 are reserves in case one of the selected team has to drop out.

Competitor Lists

Competitors are asked to check these lists so that their name appears correctly in the programme, on the tee-shirts, and in the results. Everything to do with the event is prepared automatically from these lists so if your name is wrong here, it will be wrong everywhere!

Note that Counties can enter up to 16 athletes in each age group, but only 8 are allowed to run in the event. Your name appearing in these lists DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL GET TO RUN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. County team managers will make their final team selections in due course and the lucky athletes will be informed either by post or by telephone - you would have been told what your local arrangements are when you filled in your availability forms at the County Championships.

If you find any spelling errors, please notify us immediately. It is now too late to incorporate any corrections for the programme and teeshirts, but they will be included on the results.

Counties shown in silver have not yet sent in their entry list.
avon bedfordshire berkshire buckinghamshire cambridgeshire cheshire cleveland cornwall cumbria derbyshire devon dorset durham essex gloucestershire greater manchester hampshire herefordshire & worcestershire hertfordshire humberside kent lancashire leicestershire & rutland lincolnshire london merseyside middlesex norfolk northamptonshire northumberland north yorkshire nottinghamshire oxfordshire shropshire somerset south yorkshire staffordshire suffolk surrey sussex warwickshire west midlands west yorkshire wiltshire channel islands

Official Merchandise

ESAA event tee-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items will be available at the event from our official suppliers Inprints/Sportserve.

After the event you can contact them via their websites.



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