Key Details

Dates for 2020

20th August to 20th September, held as a Virtual Competition


As the live event couldn't take place due to coronavirus restrictions, we ran a virtual event for those that are able to register performances between 20 August and 20 September 2020 in either competition, training, or at school. Details are shown on the right side panel here.

Age groups

These are 2020 age-groupings and are based on the school year you were in prior to the summer holidays. This includes senior athletes who were in Y13 prior to the school holidays.

Ages are as at 31st August 2020.

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


Entries were made online by teachers, coaches, or parents. See the rules in the panel on the right. Performances were done at school, club, or elsewhere and were ratified by a responsible adult.

Following the enthusiasm shown for the English Schools' AA Virtual Track & Field Championships in July, we are pleased to have offered a similar opportunity to Combined Events Athletes and Race Walkers.

With the loss of the Championships that so many young athletes had hoped would be able to take place in September, we made the decision to offer an opportunity for athletes to compete with and against others across the country, between Thursday 20th August and Sunday 20th September (which would have been the finals day of the Championships in Bedford).

For Combined Events, individual events could be done in any order over the period of 'competition', but the full range of Pentathlon (JG and JB), Heptathlon (IG and SG), Octathlon (IB) or Decathlon (SB) needed to be completed and submitted by 20th September 2020. Race Walk entries needed to be submitted by the same day..

Events could be done in training, at school, at a club, or a track, and performances needed to be verified by a responsible adult. All times are submitted as manual because electronic timing facilities couldn't be available to all participants.

All athletes will receive a certificate to show that they participated in the event, sent by email to the contact email address given on the entry form.

You will be able to see a link to the results on the ESAA Facebook page after the end of competition, and they are published here on this website, click the virtual results button on the left.