Key Details

Date

8th/9th July 2016

Location

Gateshead International Stadium

Age groups

Juniors (under 15)
Intermediates (under 17)
Seniors (under 19)

Entries Close

Teams must be declared by 14th June
Final deadline for minor changes: 9pm 21st June

  • Entries are made by County Team Managers after the County Team is selected following the County Championships.

  • There are no individual entries - this is a competition between County Teams.

Important Rule Change

The rule for false starts for Seniors will now conform to the current UKA rule where athletes will be immediately disqualified if they
break early. Juniors and Inters will remain with the 'old' rule.

Next Year

The 2017 Championships will probably be in Birmingham.

The ESAA National Championships are the 4th largest athletics event in the World... staged each year. They were televised live by SKY Sports from 2008 to 2013.

Organised entirely by volunteer teachers, we bring together the best athletes in each County in England to compete for the honour of being the best athlete in the Country at their event.

Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers to represent their County. Prime consideration is given to performances at County Championships which are normally held sometime around the 2nd week of June, but other outstanding performances at other events may be taken into consideration.

Nearly all the UK Olympic Athletics team members have featured in the ESAA Championships, some other Olympic Team members too - just look at the previous teams:

Team GB 2004 Team GB 2008 Team GB 2012