Key Details


5th/11th July 2020


The live event can't take place due to coronavirus restrictions, instead we're trying to run a virtual championships online. Click the Event Details button on the left for full details.

Age groups

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


The virtual competition will run from 5th July to 11th July, with entries for individual athletes being made online by teachers, coaches, or parents. Athletes can register their performance for ONE event where the performance was achieved during this week, if a later performance is achieved during the week, that can be entered again and the best performace during the week will be registered.

Performances can be done at school, club, or elsewhere but need to be ratified by a responsible adult.

Click the Virtual T&F Competition button on the left to make your entry.

Next Year

The 2021 Championships will be held in Manchester, assuming that the coronavirus situation can permit that to happen.

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