Leicestershire & Rutland Schools: This website is not the County Schools website

Leics Schools do not have a website of their own.

Any contributions to this website page are made by  the Leics and Rutland County AA Secretary and/or by individuals who have asked for information to be posted here. You are also welcome to send information if you think it is relevant. Ask the school PE teacher for more information about athletics in your school and for other opportunities.

The County Schools Secretary (elected in 2017) is Alan Maddison and his email address is: ajmad@hotmail.co.uk

2017 Track and Field Championships in Birmingham on 7-8 July

We have downloaded all the results for you on this link.

Leicestershire and Rutland Schools had the following  athletes competing at the ESAA (English Schools) this year.

Congratulations to everyone for meeting the standard for entry and to all those who reached the Finals with their National Standards.

Junior Boys (7): Jacob Fairhurst 100m; Luke Fry 200m; Joseph Thorne 300m; Ryan Elston and Jolyon Leavesley 800m; Nahbi Odeh Triple Jump; Owen Timms-Shaw Discus. Congratulations to Nahbi for his 12.78m Jump to receive a Bronze medal!

Junior Girls (2): Indienne King 800m; Madeleine Wood High Jump.  Congratulations to Madeleine for her 1.63m Jump to receive a Bronze medal!

Inter Boys (8): Jody Smith 200m; Kyle Calhoun and Evan Blackman 400m; Ethan O'Shea 800m; Daniel Maud, Ben Rouse and Oliver Rouse 1500m; Ben Higgins 400H (finished 4th in the Final).

Inter Girls (4): Gemma Jones 300m; Lily Gregory 800m; Laura Aryeety 1500m; Victoria Johnson 80H. Congratulations to Victoria for her 11.15s in the 80m Hurdles to receive a SILVER medal! 

Senior Boys (3): Tyrese Johnson-Fisher 100m; Joe Pollard 1500m; Tre Thomas 110H. Congratulations to Tre for his 14.09 in his 110m Hurdles race (13.89 in the Heat) to receive a Bronze medal!

Senior Girls (6): Harriet Cooper 200m (finished 4th in the Final); Laura Mullin 800m; Lucy Jones S/Chase (finished 4th in the Final); Kitty Joseph-Blackler Long Jump; Mayah Charles Long Jump; Paige Barnes Hammer

 

2017 Combined Events Regional Round in Bedford

The following pupils represented Leicestershire & Rutland Schools at the Regional Round on 25/26 June in Bedford 

You can download the results for the LRSAA team on this link    The results for the guests are on this link

U15
Luca Michalowski  The Market Bosworth School
Tyler Chapman  Welland Park Academy
Bethany Wallis  Welland Park Academy
Eilidh MacLean  Welland Park Academy
U17
Harry Culpin  Ratcliffe College
Josh Orme-Herbert  Ashby School (guest)
William Parry  Welland Park Academy
Tom Wainwright  Welland Park Academy
Ben Holland  Robert Smyth Academy
Charlotte Ellis Robert Smyth Academy
Neve Grimes  Lutterworth High School
Lily Gregory  Sir Jonathan North
U20
Sophie Domingo  Beauchamp College

In 2017 we will have three athletes going through to the National in Boston on 16/17 September : Sophie Domingo (also of Harborough AC), Neve Grimes (also of Charnwood AC) and Charlotte Ellis (also of Nuneaton Harriers).

2017 Leicestershire and Rutland Secondary Schools Results

We are grateful to the county schools for letting us have a copy their County Secondary Schools (LRSSA) Results for you to download on this link     This is also now available on the Power of 10 on this link:   http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=208173

County Schools Selection Policy

We have been sent the Selection Policy document by the team managers for the County Schools.

We have therefore made it available for you through this website on the following link 

BOYS TEAM MANAGER                                                GIRLS TEAM MANAGER

Nathan Williams - Countesthorpe Leysland CC                                 Aneska Button - Leysland Grammar School

Extract from document: "Athletes are EXPECTED to compete at the County Schools Championships and any athlete unable to compete at the championships should notify the team manager preferably before the day with an explanation of why they cannot compete as well as their details and the event they wish to be considered for."

You can also register your details on the ESAA website - download the full selection policy document for more details.

(This website will forward any emails sent to us if you are unable to access contact details via your school)

National Schools Primary and year 7 Cross Country final: 25th March

Following the hugely successful event last year the National Schools Primary and year 7 Cross Country final on Saturday 25th March will move to Prestwold Hall for 2017 and will be using some of the course used by the GB athletes at the world cross country trials which will take place just two weeks prior to the event!

The event, the first of which took place last year, will be the biggest and most innovative event for primary and year 7 school children. The national event has already drawn entries from as far south as Cornwall to Cumbria in the North. The event will be the ideal stepping stone to the older primary school children to be inspired to continue in the sport through the difficult transition of moving to secondary schools level and open competition as an Under 13.

As the event is incorporated into the Leics Primary Schools event, the racing format will remain the same as last year with the Leicestershire and Rutland year 3/4 runners competing in their age groups and in the afternoon the Leicestershire and Rutland championships will be combined with the national finals ensuring some great racing with around 200 competitors in each race.

This year England Athletics who have agreed to help fund some very exciting new initiatives for the 2017 event which should make the event the biggest and most exciting in the UK and beyond!  England Athletics are showcasing how running and athletics can innovate to become even more popular.

  • 2 metre video screen showing live coverage of the races as they take place.

  • A drone beaming back footage from the far reaches of the course

  • The whole event streamed live on the web – so that all friends and family can be a part of the day no matter where they are!

  • GB 800m Champion Jenny Meadows presenting the awards and signing autographs!

  • Stage for presentations

    Selection for the races: Please note as ever that the selection of runners for this final is through the school areas and not through the cross country league. If you are having difficulty finding information please contact your school at once. For more information see www.primarycrosscountry.org.uk.

The organisers also welcome entries primarily from counties/areas/cities/regions or from clubs who would represent an area or county as long as there is no local clash of interests.  As a last resort individual entries will be accepted if there is no alternative.  However it is teams that should take priority as this is far better for a young person’s athletic development.  Anyone wanting more information or wanting to enter should contact John john.skevington@hotmail.com or 0781 769 3777

Click here to download a flyer (PDF 400kB)

English Schools - Combined Events - 17/18 September 2016 - Exeter Arena

Congratulations to Sophie Domingo (Beauchamp College) and Lily Gregory (Sir Jonathan North/Beauchamp College) - in their first ESAA National Combined Events competition.

 Leics & Rutland Schools should be proud to have two athletes in the National Champs in only the second year of competition for the schools. Last year there was one athlete.

You can find the full results on this link:

 http://www.esaa.net/v2/2016/ce/nat16ce.pdf

Lily was a creditable 21st with many PBs in the day and a total score of 2761 points from her 5 events.

12.39 (631) 75m Hurdles; 6.78 (321) Shot; 1.51 (632) HIgh Jump; 4.32 (384) Long Jump;  2:22.29 (793) 800m

These were her changing positions througout the day: 23-33-24-28-21 showing how she was able to fight back with her strong events. Well done Lily Gregory (Charnwood AC) in the ESAA National Junior Girls Pentathlon! The first year of multi-eventing has witnessed a huge improvement in new events.

Sophie was disappointed with her performance but showed extreme courage in completing the events after being unable to gain a legal mark in her Long Jump. 

 12.35 (753) 80m Hurdles; 1.44 (555) High Jump; 7.74 (383) Shot; 27.26 (690) 200m; No Mark (0) Long Jump; 28.60 (450) Javelin; 2:31.94 (669) 800m.

This was her progression over the two days: 29-32-29-38-37-35 and a total score of 3500 (from six of the seven events with scores).  

Schools Home International held in Ashford on 16th July 2016

Congratulations to:

Ben Higgins who was selected to represent England following his English Schools and other performances. He went on to win the 400 Hurdles representing English Schools in a time of 54.53 secs.

English Schools 2016

 Congratulations to the following athletes (and their schools, clubs and coaches) for their performances at the English Schools National Championships in Gateshead this summer.

 Gold medal: Sen Boys 3000m - Sam Stevens - 8:24.91

Silver medals: Senior Boys Long Jump - Rowan Powell 7.10m; Inter Boys 400m Hurdles - Ben Higgins - 54.79; Junior Girls 75 metres Hurdles - Victoria Johnson - 11.16.

 Bronze medals: Junior Boys 300m - Evan Blackman - 36.38: Inter Boys 100m Hurdles - Tre Thomas  - 13.8

 National Schools standards for: Sam Stevens (3000m), Rowan Powell (LJ), Victoria Johnson (75mH), Evan Blackman (300m), Heather Cooke (400mH), Ivan Tapper (Javelin), Jordan Waine (1500m S/C), Kitty Joseph-Blackler (LJ), Madeleine Wood (HJ), Jasmine Routledge (Hammer), Tre Thomas (100mH), Ben Higgins (400mH)

 

English Schools standards for: Luke Nuttall (1500m), Harriet Cooper (400m), Lucy Jones (1500m), Paige Barnes (Hammer), Sophie Domingo (300mH), Kiera Canpolat (Shot), Laura Aryeetey (1500m).

 

All athletes who qualified for the English Schools competition should be proud of their achievements in qualifying for the competition and all their results can be found on this link:

http://www.esaa.net/v2/2016/tf/national/results/results.php?fname=instruct&age=ib

 News of Leicestershire and Rutland Schools

 This website is NOT the Leicestershire & Rutland County Schools website (they do not have a website at present) - but we will pass on messages that we receive from them or for them.   It is best to ask your school PE Department for more information about the Schools competitions.

2016 L&R Schools Combined Events Team for Regional in Peterborough 

ESAA East Anglia Region Combined Events Championship, Peterborough 25/26 June 2016

 Report from John Ellis and Jessica Domingo (Team managers)

 A great weekend of athletics for all involved. Leicestershire and Rutland took a total of 13 athletes to the championships 10 of whom were competing in a combined events meeting for the first time and most of them trying at least one new discipline.

Team Results: Junior Boys (U15) pentathlon - 2nd; Junior Girls (U15) pentathlon - 3rd; Intermediate Boys (U17) octathlon - 3rd; Intermediate Girls (U17) heptathlon - 2nd 

Excellent results all round with a lot of individual PBs being recorded. Two girls qualified for the National Finals being held in September in Exeter and we wish them all the very best as they wear the Leicestershire and Rutland vest in the National Arena.

The individual athletes involved and their final places in each team were:

Junior Boys: Charlie Astill (7th); William Parry (8th); Thomas Wainwright (9th) and Daniel Kosmaczewski (16th)

Junior Girls: Lily Gregory (5th) and qualified for the National Finals; Ellie Haynes (10th); Angela Jille (25th) and Bethany Wallis (26th).

Intermediate Boys: Scott Ram (8th) and Ben Holland (11th).

 Intermediate Girls:  Sophie Domingo (3rd) and qualified for the National Finals; Neve Grimes (13th) and Tabitha Woolhouse (14th).

 Thank you to all the athletes who over the weekend gave their all and to the parents who played a big part in developing a great team spirit. We hope to see you all again next year as this was only the beginning - we will be back with a bigger and better team built on what we have all learnt.

 The full results are on this link on the English Schools website:

http://www.esaa.net/v2/2016/ce/ea16ce.pdf

Original Team Selection

Junior Boys Pentathlon: Charlie Astill, Lutterworth High; Daniel Kosmaczewski Gartree High; William Parry Welland Park Academy; Thomas Wainwright Welland Park Academy

Inter Boys Octathlon: Ben Holland, Robert Smyth Academy; Rory Lewis, Lutterworth High; Scott McVea, Lutterworth High;  Scott Ram; Loughborough GS.         Reserve:  Toby Trayner, Oakham School

Junior Girls Pentathlon: Lily Gregory, Sir Jonathan North; Ellie Haynes, Hastings High;  Angela Jille, South Charnwood High;  Bethany Wallis, Welland Park Academy

Inter Girls Heptathlon: Sophie Domingo, Beauchamp College;  Neve Grimes, Lutterworth High; Connie Roper; Lutterworth High; Tabitha Woolhouse,  Catmose College.

  Team Managers: John Ellis and Jessica Domingo

COUNTY SCHOOLS 2016 RESULTS

The Leics and Rutland Secondary Schools Association have provided us with a copy of the results.

You can access the results on this County Schools Results link

 

  

Cross Country There is a thriving cross country schools league for primary schools   www.systemed.co.uk/lpxc

ESAA Schools - 5th March 2016 Nottingham

Here are the Leicestershire main results of the Schools Nationals on March 5th.  This also lists the best placed Leics & Rutland athlete in each category.

 You can find the full report on this link:

 http://www.esaa.net/v2/2016/xc/national/results/xc16igres.php

Senior Boys 2nd  Leicestershire & Rutland 3 31 49 53 61 90 ( 104 216 ) 287 pts  Isaac Akers 3rd

 Senior Girls 8th  Leicestershire & Rutland 4 17 30 103 158 195 ( 239 245 ) 507 pts Lucy Jones 4th

 Inter Boys  9th   Leicestershire & Rutland 10 13 34 109 132 177 ( 248 )         475 pts Thomas Gostelow 10th

 Inter Girls  11th   Leicestershire & Rutland 16 32 62 129 134 177 ( 222 232 ) 550 pts Jordan Waine 16th

 Junior Boys 37th Leicestershire & Rutland 71 126 203 255 258 294 ( 309 317 ) Ethan O’Shea 71st

 Junior Girls  4th  Leicestershire & Rutland 10 44 51 61 86 112 ( 113 127 ) 364 pts  Laura Aryeety 10th

Congratulations to Laura Aryeety, Thomas Gosterlow and to Isaac Akers who completed their cross country season with being the best placed Leics athletes in the CAU Championships on March 12th in Birmingham!!

 

Cross Country Leagues for schools

There is a thriving cross country league for primary schools - www.systemed.co.uk/lpxc is the link for all the information about this. The 2015 dates are: 3rd October, 31st October and 28th November.

Similarly there is a cross country league for secondary schools:  http://www.systemed.co.uk/lsxc/

Sally Hollingshead is the LRSAA (Schools Association) for this competition. The website link above contains all the dates and links for your school and their affiliation.

These schools league are an important opportunity within the County Schools structures and work in parallel with the County Association and Road Running League events. However they are NOT part of the structure and organisation of this website nor of the County Athletics Association.

Charlotte Ellis - another PB - National Combined Events Champs in Bedford on 20th September 2015

Charlotte is from Welland Park School (with Market Harborough AC and coached by Paul Hayden) and was a lone contender from Leicestershire & Rutland Schools having been selected from her regional competition (see below). Charlotte achieved a combined events PB score score of 2791 points with PBs in several of her events. She was placed 18th overall in the Junior Girls national competition. Well done Charlotte in your first national schools competition!

Congratulations to all the Leicestershire Schools athletes in Gateshead on 10-12 July 2015

There were 7 national ES performances: - Tré Thomas, Isaac Akers, Alfie Thompson, Ivan Tapper, Ethan Walsh, Harriet Cooper and Kitty Joseph Blackler. These included two first places: Ivan Tapper (Javelin) and Isaac Akers (3000m) - both these Intermediate boys contributed to the joint first place (with Berkshire) for the boys in winning the Goodwill Cup.
There were 19 England standard performances: Kyle Calhoun, Ben Higgins, Tyrese Johnson Fisher, Tré Thomas, James Anderson, Kiera Canpolat, Kirsty Finlay, Jasmine Routledge, Laura Mullin, Lucy Jones, Amber Griffiths, Helena Keenan,  Heather Cooke,  Laeken Impey and the Inter Girls 4x100 metres Relay  Team.

The full results can be found on the English Schools website - www.esaa.net

 English Schools Selections for Leicestershire & Rutland athletes - Congratulations!! We wish them all well in their events in Gateshead at the weekend (10-12 July)

Junior Boys: Oliver Rouse, Ben Rouse, Ben Higgins
Inter Boys:
Tyrese Johnson Fisher, George Burnett, Isaac Akers, Alfie Thompson, Joseph Pollard, Tré Thomas, Rowan Powell, James Anderson, Ivan Tapper
Senior Boys:
Jamie Horne, Ethan Walsh
Junior Girls:
Laura Aryeetey, Hannah Seager, Fern Harrison, Victoria Johnson, Chloe Vinestock, Kirsty Finlay, Kiera Canpolat, Jasmine Routledge
Inter Girls:
Natasha Gilliam, Harriet Cooper, Laura Mullin, Lucy Jones, Amber Griffiths, Sophie Domingo, Kitty Joseph Blackler
Senior Girls: Mari Smith, Helena Keenan, Heather Cooke, Eleonora Contini, Laeken Impey, Gemma Holland

Not Selected for the Leicestershire & Rutland team Schools Team?

Message from ESAA (English Schools Athletic Association)

Over 1700 athletes are entered in the National Championships each year, but at least 2 or 3 times that number will probably be disappointed not to have been selected. PLEASE don't contact us to complain that someone didn't make your County team. Team selection is entirely in the hands of each County Team Manager and the ESAA has no say in how or why teams are selected as they are. Sorry...but ESAA simply cannot respond to hundreds of e-mails - please read the FAQ page on the ESAA website which answers all the frequently asked questions.

In particular, please note that teams are strictly limited in the number of athletes they can select, and that ESAA entry standards are for guidance to team selectors - they are not trigger points for automatic selection. 

English Schools Combined Events - Regional Round 27/28 June 2015

 Congratulations to the Junior Girls team for the second place in their first Regional competition (out of seven counties in the East Anglia region).

Conratulations to Scott Ram, Loughborough GS  (Inter Boys - 3210 points - 5th); Sophie Domingo, Beauchamp College (Inter Girls - 3697 points - 4th); Charlotte Ellis, Welland Park Academy (Junior Girls - 2561 points - 6th); Ellie Haynes, Hastings High (junior Girls - 2397 points - 10th); and Millie Shaw, Ashby Ivanhoe College (Junior Girls - 2427 points - 8th).

Charlotte Ellis (Harborough AC) has qualified as an individual in the National ESAA Schools Combined Events Championships on 19/20 September in Bedford - well done Charlotte!

Please note that the Leics Schools Committee has asked us to point out that the entries were not submitted formally by the Leics Schools committee - the Chairman has asked that this be noted on the Leics and Rutland AA website alongside these results in order that there is no mistake by the reader in assuming that the athletes were selected by the Leics committee to represent the Leics Schools.

[For information: a window of opportunity opened about 7 days prior to the closing date for Leicestershire athletes to be entered directly into their Regional competition. Prior to this the Leics Schools AGM had felt unable to enter a team for several years. All known (via Power of 10) Combined Events Leics athletes were therefore contacted to see who would wish to take advantage of this opportunity provided through the English Schools National Coordinator. The 5 athletes listed were those able to attend - it was not a selection process and there had been no intention to suggest otherwise. The website feels that the achievements of these five athletes in a very competitive regional competition should not be devalued because of their unconventional route into the competition - it was known and accepted by ESAA that they were not a team selected by the Leics Schools committee - there has been no intention to suggest otherwise.]

 

Leicestershire Schools Results 2015

 We have been given a copy of the Leics Schools results to post on the website here.

You can download on the following link.

http://www.lraa.org.uk/media/26281/lrsaa_2015_results_website.pdf 

  

Leicestershire Schools 2015 Timetable - June 13th

Given the high number of enquiries to this website about the schools championships we have prepared a shortened version of the timetable for Saturday as a courtesy for the schools and parents. All schools and Area Managers for the schools have this information already in the Programme.

Please download this from the link here:

www.lraa.org.uk/media/25271/leics_schools_athletics_2015.docx

However please check with your School Area Manager as you will be expected to arrive and report to your Area Manager at 9.30 a.m.

Leics County Schools Selection Policy for the English Schools Track & Field Champs

We have been sent the following information about the 2015 Selection Policy for the team for the English Schools competition. This is important in terms of the athlete competing at the County Schools Championships on 13th June. There would be different arrangements for Walks events.

April 2015

CHAIRMAN                                      SECRETARY                                    TEAM MANAGER

Roger Binks                                        Martin Dare                                        Aneska Button

8 Eastway Road                                  Guthlaxton College                            Leicester Grammar School

Wigston                                              Wigston                                              Great Glen

  

SELECTION POLICY FOR ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Consideration for selection for places on the Leicestershire and Rutland Schools Athletics Association representative team for the English Schools Championships on the 10th and 11th July 2015 is very dependent on an athlete’s performance at the Leicestershire and Rutland Schools Track and Field Championships.  (Athletes are EXPECTED to compete at the County Schools Championships and any athlete unable to compete at the championships should notify the team manager preferably before the day with an explanation of why they cannot compete as well as their details and the event they wish to be considered for.) Athletes who wish to be considered for selection for the pole vault or hammer events should forward their details to the team manager before the 13th June.

 

Times, distances and heights achieved at other meetings recognized by UKA, AA of England, MCAA and Leicestershire and Rutland Athletics Association will be taken into consideration by the selection committee but these MUST be performances which are registered on the power of ten website.

 

Achieving qualifying times, distance and heights does NOT automatically guarantee selection.  Other factors will be taken into account.  Should it be found an athletes performance has been falsified they may not be selected in future years if they subsequently qualify.

 

The selection committee will select their team immediately after the County Schools Championships and all written support of performances should have been given to the team manager before the end of the CountyTrack and Field Championships.  An athlete will not be considered for selection if the necessary evidence has not been received to support their submitted performance.  Early notification of an athlete’s performance would be appreciated.  Athletes who are close to qualifying standards are also welcome to submit evidence of performances that are close to the entry standards. Any spaces remaining on the team following the selection meeting will be allocated to the first athletes who achieve the entry standard.

 

Athletes who think they might be considered for selection are encouraged to register their availability for county selection on line via the ESAA website and fill in their own details.  This may include – Age group, event, first name, surname, school name, school town, Club (if any), coach, DOB ( with strict controls), current season best performance.  More information can be found on the English Schools website www.esaa.net

 

Yours faithfully

 Aneška Button         

                                                                                 

Track and Field Team Manager

 

Leics & Rutland Schools Athletics Championships

The County Schools Championships is on Saturday June 13th but it does not include the Pole Vault and Hammer Throw. The Schools Committee and its Team Manager, Aneska Button, have asked if eligible athletes would enter the Chanrnwood Open meeting on Wednesday 17th June at the Loughbourough University track. They can email their entry details in advance to ivantaylor47@ntlworld.com (the entry fee will be paid by the County Schools Assocation). Medals will be presented to the first three in each age group.

Athletes who wish to be considered for the English Schools Championships in alll events can enter their details on the esaa.net website.

Note that athletes in the Under 13 age group are not eligible to be entered for the English School competition.

This website is NOT the County Schools website - but we will pass on messages that we receive from them. We will also pass on emails that you send to us for them.

It is best to ask your school PE Department for more information about the Schools competitions.