This is an international competition at Junior and Intermediate age groups, held between England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. National teams are selected based on performances at the National Cross Country Championship on 15th March.
In order to make use of the facilities provided, there will also be a race for primary school girls and boys from the local area.
Course Venue: Canon Slade School, Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, BL2 3BP.
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 'routes' option, enter your own postcode as the starting address, and enter the destination postcode BL2 3BP.
Course MapThe course is over grassy playing fields situated on a plateau at the top of the hill, then with a beautiful scenic run through the forest which slopes away towards the western side. It makes for an very interesting and entertaining course. As is usual the organisers reserve the right to alter the courses and their lengths at the last minute depending on ground conditions on the day.
Small lapSTART - A - B - C - D - FINISH
Large LapSTART - A - B - E - C - D - FINISH
Junior BoysMatthew Willis
Noah Armitage Hookes
Junior GirlsSaskia Millard
Intermediate BoysBen Dijkstra
Intermediate GirlsHarriet Knowles-Jones
Junior BoysRyan Gray
Junior GirlsErin Wallace
Intermediate BoysAlex Carcas
Intermediate GirlsLaura Stark
Junior BoysThomas Neshen
Ryan Glyn Owen
Junior GirlsLucy Davies
Intermediate BoysJake Heyward
Intermediate GirlsCari Hughes
Junior BoysPatrick Maher
James Gerard Maguire
Ciaran Patrick Brolly
Junior GirlsCaoimhe Harrington
Jodie Lynam McCann
Nicola Tracy Duffy
Caelainn Rose McQuaid
Intermediate BoysKevin Mulcaire
Stanley James Edgar
Intermediate GirlsRhona Joan Pierce
Photographs and videos can be taken by the public from public areas for personal use only. They may not be published in any form (including personal or club websites) without written permission from the ESAA.
Most ESAA competitions are held on private land and are therefore deemed to be 'not public' areas. All ESAA events are SCHOOL events and are therefore covered by regulations governing what can and can't be done in schools. One important point therefore is that you are not allowed to take photographs of school activities for commercial publication without specific written permission from event organisers. This is no different to the fact that one cannot simply walk onto a school playing field and start taking and publishing photos - most parents, and the Information Commissioner, would strongly agree that school activities should not be published unless publication is under strict control.
Photographers at ESAA events wishing to publish photos in the media or in any other form (eg. internet websites), or wishing to use them for anything other than personal use must be officially registered and accredited by the ESAA, and register the use to which photos will be put, and to obtain permission for that use.
This therefore precludes operators who simply turn up, make videos, then publish them with associated advertising which is outside of our control. No one has permission to do this unless they have written consent from the ESAA.
We are aware that some people register themselves as press photographers then publish complete videos of our events online, and even make their broadcasts available for sale. This is very specifically not allowed. In effect, they are broadcasting companies making television programmes without our permission. It doesn't matter how they publish their content, whether by television over the air or via the internet: the fact they broadcast to the world makes them broadcasters. To be an accreditted broadcaster for the ESAA, they need to be properly established companies, properly registered and regulated by the broadcasting authorities, and they need to be properly registered with the Information Commissioner. Also, in order to sell their content they need to have been given written permission to sell what is our copyright, and pay the necessary royalties due to us. They also need to comply with the UK Distance Selling Regulations in order to take payments from the public. There is also the very important fact that under the rules of UK athletics, televised athletics events in the UK need to be authorised by the UK Governing Body. The ESAA operates under these rules.
A list of officially accredited photographers will be published on this website shortly after the event along with their contact details.
It is not possible to prevent photographs of any particular individual from appearing in the media. If this is a problem for you, you are advised not to take part in the event. If any parent wishes a particular picture of their child appearing on this website to be removed please contact us and we will do our best to resolve any problem.