Welcome to Shepshed High School

We are pleased to welcome all athletes, teachers, officials and spectators for the 2008 English Schools Athletics Association School's Cross Country Cup Finals, generously sponsored by Sainsbury's.

The competition is for Junior (under 14) and Intermediate (under 16) age groups (ages as on 31st August 2009), and started with Round 1 during October, with over 850 schools throughout England competing against other local schools in their County. The leading teams from all the competitions held in each County then went on to compete in one of 8 Regional Finals on 8th November. This National Final pits the leading 3 teams in each Region against each other. Teams comprise 6 athletes with the first 4 counting towards the points total. In the event of a tie on points, the team whose 4th counter finishes higher takes precedence.

Course Venue: Shepshed High School, Forest Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire. LE12 9DA.

Click the map to get interactive maps and directions from where-ever you live. You can zoom in and out to whatever scale you like and get an aerial view of the surroundings. To get directions, click the 'directions' link, enter your own postcode as the starting address, and enter the destination postcode LE12 9DA. However, access is quite difficult through the town so please follow the instructions below.

Getting there

Junction 23 of the M1 is only 3 kilometres from the host school. The courses are adjacent to the motorway and can be seen from it on the right, by teams travelling from the North.

Leicestershire Police Constabulary and The Leicestershire Highways Department have both indicated that exit off the M1 at junction 23, when travelling to the venue, is imperative, to limit any congestion problems. Please bear this in mind when planning your routes too and from the venue.

At junction 23 roundabout, you join the A512, following the signs for Ashby-de-la-Zouch. For those teams and spectators travelling North it is the first turn off from the roundabout but for those travelling South it is the third turn off. There will be AA traffic signs on the roundabout to support these directions.

Approximately 800 metres along the A512, at the first set of traffic lights, you take a filter right onto the Leicester Road. Coach drivers and hired mini bus drivers need to note the car parking area immediately on the right, Carr Brook House, because this will be where they will park for the duration of the late morning, early to mid afternoon, after dropping off athletes at Shepshed High School.

Continue along Leicester Road for approximately 1.5 kilometre and at the mini roundabout/petrol station, take the second right onto Forest Street. Travel along this road for about 1 kilometre, being careful over the speed bumps and residents vehicles, until you reach the entrance for HLCC/ Shepshed HS/ St Botolph’s Primary School, on the right hand side of the road. There will be parking marshals just inside the entrance of the campus to direct drivers of large coaches/hired drivers of mini buses, not Team Managers driving their teams, to the athletes drop off points, before they return to park at the end of Leicester Road.

Course Map

Timetable

10.30 to 12.30Course open for inspection
10.30 to 12.30Declarations open
13.00Intermediate Girls Race
13.30Junior Boys Race
14.00Junior Girls Race
14.20Intermediate Boys Race
15.15 approxPresentations

Merchandise

Click the poster to jump to sportserve.

Sportserve will have a stand selling customised teeshirts and sweatshirts in the retail area in the sports hall next to the changing rooms. You can also order online - note though that online orders cannot be collected at on the day of the final.

Finalists

The Country is divided into 8 regions. The leading 3 school teams from each Regional Final compete in this National Final. Regions are allocated as follows:
A: Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria
B: North Yorkshire, Durham, Cleveland, Northumberland
C: Cheshire, Gloucestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Hereford & Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire
D: Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Humberside, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire
E: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
F: Berkshire, Avon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Devon, Dorset, Somerset
G: Middlesex, North London, Hertfordshire, Essex
H: Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Channel Islands, Kent, South London
NumbersRegionSchoolTownTeams
7 to 12region A : Calday Grange Grammar SchoolWirral
IB

19 to 24region A : St Anselm's CollegePrentonJBIB

31 to 36region A : Altrincham Grammar School for GirlsAltrincham

JG
61 to 66region A : Westholme School BlackburnBlackburn

JGIG
61 to 66region A : Crompton House CofE SchoolOldhamJB


73 to 78region A : Lancaster Royal Grammar SchoolLancaster
IB

115 to 120region A : Sedbergh SchoolSedbergh


IG
127 to 132region A : West Hill SchoolStalybridgeJB


133 to 138region A : St Julie's Catholic High SchoolLiverpool


IG
133 to 138region A : The Nelson Thomlinson SchoolWigton

JG
25 to 30region B : Central Newcastle High SchoolNewcastle-upon-Tyne

JGIG
49 to 54region B : Emmanuel CollegeGateshead
IB

55 to 60region B : St John Fisher Catholic High SchoolHarrogateJB

IG
67 to 72region B : Dame Allan's Girls' SchoolNewcastle-upon-Tyne


IG
73 to 78region B : Ermysted's Grammar SchoolSkiptonJB


91 to 96region B : Durham Johnston Comprehensive SchoolDurham

JG
97 to 102region B : Park View Community SchoolChester le Street
IB

97 to 102region B : Giggleswick SchoolSettle

JG
109 to 114region B : Royal Grammar SchoolNewcastle-upon-Tyne
IB

133 to 138region B : Whickham SchoolNewcastle upon TyneJB


1 to 6region C : Helsby High SchoolFrodshamJBIBJG
13 to 18region C : Bridgewater High SchoolWarrington


IG
19 to 24region C : Bromsgrove Preparatory SchoolBromsgrove

JGIG
31 to 36region C : Chase Terrace Technology CollegeBurntwood
IB

67 to 72region C : King's Norton Boys' SchoolBirmingham
IB

79 to 84region C : Lawrence Sheriff SchoolRugbyJB


91 to 96region C : Malvern CollegeMalvern


IG
97 to 102region C : Marling SchoolStroudJB


127 to 132region C : Shrewsbury High SchoolShrewsbury

JG
31 to 36region D : Grammar School at LeedsLeedsJB

IG
37 to 42region D : Loughborough High SchoolLoughborough

JGIG
55 to 60region D : Highfields SchoolMatlock
IB

67 to 72region D : Bourne Grammar SchoolBourne

JG
79 to 84region D : Loughborough Grammar SchoolLoughborough
IB

91 to 96region D : Lutterworth High SchoolLutterworthJB


97 to 102region D : Oakham SchoolOakham


IG
109 to 114region D : Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley

JG
115 to 120region D : Shelley CollegeHuddersfield
IB

139 to 144region D : Wolfreton SchoolHullJB


145 to 150region D : Lutterworth High SchoolLutterworth

JG
43 to 48region E : Sharnbrook Upper School and Community CollegeBedford
IB
IG
43 to 48region E : Robert Bloomfield Middle SchoolSheffordJB
JG
55 to 60region E : Aylesbury High SchoolAylesbury

JG
61 to 66region E : John Colet SchoolAylesbury
IB

67 to 72region E : Dr Challoner's Grammar SchoolAmershamJB


79 to 84region E : Headington SchoolOxford


IG
85 to 90region E : Dr Challoner's High SchoolAmersham

JG
85 to 90region E : Lincroft Middle SchoolBedfordJB


85 to 90region E : King Edward VI Upper SchoolBury St Edmunds


IG
85 to 90region E : Northampton School for BoysNorthampton
IB

7 to 12region F : Penair School A Science CollegeTruroJB
JGIG
49 to 54region F : Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar SchoolSalisburyJB


103 to 108region F : Millfield PreparatoryGlastonburyJB


103 to 108region F : Queen's CollegeTaunton
IB

121 to 126region F : Newquay Tretherras SchoolNewquay

JG
121 to 126region F : South Wilts Grammar School for GirlsSalisbury


IG
127 to 132region F : The Piggott SchoolReading
IB

127 to 132region F : Leweston SchoolSherborne


IG
133 to 138region F : The Windsor Boys' SchoolWindsor
IB

139 to 144region F : The Sir John Colfox SchoolBridport

JG
1 to 6region G : Beaumont SchoolSt Albans


IG
13 to 18region G : The FitzWimarc SchoolRayleighJBIBJG
25 to 30region G : The Eastwood SchoolLeigh-on-SeaJBIB

49 to 54region G : Southend High School for GirlsSouthend-on-Sea

JGIG
73 to 78region G : Dame Alice Owen's SchoolPotters Bar

JG
115 to 120region G : The Bishop's Stortford High SchoolBishop's StortfordJB


121 to 126region G : Southend High School for BoysSouthend-on-Sea
IB

139 to 144region G : The North London Collegiate SchoolEdgware


IG
37 to 42region H : The Judd SchoolTonbridgeJBIB

73 to 78region H : Guildford High School for GirlsGuildford


IG
79 to 84region H : Danes HillLeatherhead

JG
91 to 96region H : Oxted SchoolOxted
IB

103 to 108region H : Prior's Field SchoolGodalming


IG
103 to 108region H : Highfield SchoolLiphook

JG
109 to 114region H : Robert May's SchoolHook


IG
109 to 114region H : St Mary's CollegeSouthamptonJB


115 to 120region H : James Allen's Girls' SchoolLondon

JG
121 to 126region H : Trinity SchoolCroydonJB


139 to 144region H : Wilson's SchoolWallington
IB

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