Cross Country

2021-2022 Season

We are planning a 'normal' season, although we will take advice and will, of course, have to act on local and national guidelines.

Finals teams, a map and a final letter about English Schools Cross Country Championships this Saturday 19 March 2022, have just been posted in the files section below.

Link to English Schools website

Draft Anglian Results now posted go to the file page below.

Please note there may be some changes.

What a great day for Suffolk Schools, thank you to Woodbridge School for hosting such a well organised event.

The Suffolk Results are impressive:

Team managers will now select the final XC teams for the English Schools for Juniors, Inters and Seniors. Please note that there will be no automatic entry as COVID isolation, has meant that some runners have not been able to race at certain events, including the Anglian.

The teams for the English Schools on 19 March should be finalised in the next 10 days and will be posted on the website and sent to tram members,

Suffolk Schools Team selected

Saturday 19 March 2022 English Schools Championships in Kent this year.

SELECTION FOR ANGLIAN AND ESAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Updated for 2019-2020

The first three events listed above (Area, A and B races) help us decide who to select for the Anglian Counties Championships. We take up to 16 runners for the regional inter-county Cross Country event and then select 8 ( plus 4 reserves) for the English Schools national event. Minors (years 6 and 7) are not allowed to enter the national event.

The three listed events represent our trials. A top 50 place in the first race leads to selection to compete in the A race. A top 50 place in the A race leads to selection for our final event in Suffolk, the B race. After the B race, we select, based on those three events, the athletes to represent Suffolk at the regional event. Runners who feel they underperformed (or were not able to attend) at any of the first two events (and were as a consequence not invited to the next one) are welcome to apply (contact the team manager for the relevant age range) to compete in the next event and they will be automatically accepted.

After the Anglian race we take the results from all four races into account to decide on the team for the English Schools national championships. We take into account any injury or illness that we are aware of. It is essential therefore that within one week after an event the lead manager and the relevant team manager are emailed with details of any difficulties as to why a runner could not compete (this would also include exams) or if they feel there is a valid reason for any under-performance (e.g. fell on the race).

It is in an athlete’s best interest to run in all three events and then in the regional event. Competing in just one race makes it more difficult to select a runner. Runners should be aware that even if they finish in the top 8 position in each race there is no guarantee that they will be selected for the regional or national event. We discuss each athlete at length between the team manager and the lead team manager. We take into account performance in all four races alongside knowledge of any injuries/illnesses. Whilst the most recent races will be the most relevant, we will look at performances in all, including times in the first race at RHS. The decision made by the lead team manager is final.

Sue Hargadon

(lead team manager and secretary for Cross Country)

suehargadon@outlook.com

SAFEGUARDING

There still seems to be contradictions as to this matter. Please note the following advice

"Competitors need to be aware that the results of the A,B, Anglian and national races will be published on the Suffolk Schools Cross Country website and in the EDP including the name of the competitor, the school, the age range and the race time. If for safeguarding reasons you have concerns about this contact Sue Hargadon (our Cross Country Lead Team Manager) at the email address listed below"

Sue Hargadon : suehargadon@outlook.com

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