Cross Country National for youngsters

Posted by Administrator on Thu 8 February 2018

England Athletics is continuing to support the Cross Country Year 5/6/7 Finals in Leicestershire

Please see below a message from John Skevington, Event Director of this event.  If you have any queries about this event please contact John using the email address below.

Following a highly successful switch to Prestwold Hall near Loughborough in 2017 the national school year 5/6/7 final will again take place at the same venue on Saturday March 24th 2018 and as before will be free to enter.

England Athletics are as before supporting the event which will feature again a 12m screen to showcase the live stream from the course. The whole event will be shown live across the world through a live stream on the internet which will certainly extend the big occasion feeling.

Teams last year came from all points of the country, stretching from North of the Tyne to Cornwall. 

This year the competition is being opened up to clubs who, as long as they don’t take athletes from any regional team, are invited to bring squads for the school year 5/6/7 events

Event director John Skevington commented “ With there being some areas who do not take part in the final I have had lots of requests from clubs wanting to bring teams and this year, now that the event is established we have decided to extend the invitation. The only criteria is that they don’t cross over and take athletes from existing teams."

Stepping Stone to English Schools

The year 7 races have been very much welcomed as a stepping stone to for the next school year where many of the better athletes will be aiming for qualification for the English schools finals. It is very much hoped that this early taste of big event environment will serve well those looking to stay in the sport.

The whole of the 2017 events can be viewed on

For more  information email


Kind Regards

  Heidi Bradley, England Athletics

Club Support Manager (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Nottinghamshire and the Humber)