Cross Country

2023-2024 Season 

Dates for the Cross Country Season 2023-20234

Thursday 12 October      Suffolk Area Championships at RHS Holbrook

Thursday 11 January       Second race   Woodbridge School 

Saturday 3 February Anglian Championships hosted by Lincolnshire, Burghley House, Stamford

Saturday 16 March English Schools Championships, Pontefract Race Course Yorkshire 

Note Suffolk Schools are only organising 2 trials prior to the Anglian Championships, the Anglian Championships will also act as a final trail for selection for the English Schools Championships. 

Suffolk School Team Managers 

Minors           Years 6 and 7      Chloe Godbold

Juniors           Years 8 and 9      Mark Goddard 

Inters               Years 10 and 11       Sue Hargadon 

Seniors  Years 12 and 13 Alistair Dick 

Note Sue Hargadon in the lead team manager for Suffolk Schools Cross Country 

English Schools Cross Country Championships 

Are being held at Pontefract Race Course, Yorkshire on 16 March 2024

Pontefract Race Course 

Suffolk schools teams for English Schools Cross Country 2024  

Full results of English Schools Cross Country 2024  

Suffolk Team Photos ESAA 2024  

There are 46 counties/areas represented and  whilst we are relatively low in terms of  population Suffolk still achieved really well:

      Junior Boys 28th

      Junior Girls 15th

      Inter Girls  9th

         Inter Boys 14th

      Senior Girls 30th

      Senior Boys 7th

Top 100 runners 

Senior Boys     Henry Dover 5th

  Luca Gambling 36th 

  Sid Tilley 51st 

  Regan Tuck 95th 

Senior Girls        Ruby Vinton 80th 

Inter Boys Brandon Barber 53rd 

Sam Blackwell 63rd

Harry Read  92nd 

Inter Girls Bella Taylor 17th 

Isabel Moore 52nd 

Darcy Gladwell 80th 

Junior Boys Mason Bramhald 66th 

Digby Pearson 88th 

Junior Girls Romilly Adams 68th 

Harriet McCart 88th 

The Anglian Championships Saturday 3 February 2024 

Results of the Anglian Championships 2024  

Minor Boys  1st place Minor Girls  1st place 

Junior Boys 3rd place Junior Girls  1st place

Inter Boys  2nd place Inter Girls  1st place 

Senior Boys 2nd place Senior Girls  3rd place 

Overall 1st place 

Will be hosted by Lincolnshire this year at Burghley House, Stamford . We are providing a bus for those who wish to travel on it. 

Suffolk teams were selected  after the Woodbridge Race on Thursday 11 January 2024. Updated team are posted on this website ( last updated 28th January 2024).

A letter and map has been sent to all runners and reserves. if you have not received this contact sue on  A copy of the letter and map is below,

Letter and bus list for all competitors at Burghley House 

Course map for event at Burghley House Feb 24 

Guide to Sizes of the Suffolk Schools Sweatshirts 

 Woodbridge School  Second and final trial Thursday 11 January 2024

The second race was held  at Woodbridge School for all invited athletes.  

Letter giving all information about the Woodbridge School race 2024 

Map and times of races Woodbridge Race 11 Jan 2024  

Letter to go out after Woodbridge race for top 22 positions 

Results from Woodbridge Jan 2024 

Suffolk Championships at RHS Holbrook 12 October 2023 

All information about the races including timings and numbers and how to register are contained in the following link 

Information about RHS races 2023  

Please download and print off the map of your race for Thursday 12 October Race.

RHS Cross Country map 2023  

The results from the Suffolk Schools Cross Country Championships at RHS on 12 October 2023 have just been posted, follow the link below. 

Note the results from all 14 races are on one spreadsheet, use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to navigate to the race you want to find

Results from Suffolk Schools Cross Country at RHS 12 October 2023  

Athletes, parents and teachers, please email the relevant team manager if you want to put forward any student who under performed or missed these races. 


Updated January 2024
The two Suffolk races help us decide who to select for the Anglian Counties Championships.  We take up to 16 runners (plus four reserves) for this regional inter-county Cross Country event   and then select eight (plus four reserves) for the English Schools national event.  (Reserves only attend the event if called upon beforehand.)  There is no race for minors (years six and seven) at the national event though they do compete at the Anglian event.

 The two Suffolk events are partly seen as trials.  A top 50 place in the first race leads to an offer to compete in the second race. We also welcome additional runners to the second event who were unable to compete at the first one, and also any runner who was unhappy with their performance is welcome to enter too. After the second race, we select those who will represent  Suffolk at the regional event.

After the Anglian race we take the results from all three races into account to decide on the team for the English Schools national championships. For both the Anglian and national teams, we consider any injury or illness that we are aware of. It is essential therefore that within one week (two days for the Anglians) of 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 or if they feel there is a valid reason for any under-performance. 

It is in an athlete’s best interest to run in both Suffolk 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 consider performances in all three 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. Where there is a decision to be made between two very similar runners, we will consider other recent races or information that we are aware of. The decision of the lead team manager is final.

 Sue Hargadon

(lead team manager and secretary for Cross Country)

 Results Archive 

Suffolk Championships at RHS Holbrook 13 October 2022 

Minor Boys results from RHS  

Minor Girls results from RHS  

Junior Boys results from RHS  

Junior Girls results from RHS  

Inter Boys results from RHS  

Inter Girls results from RHS   

 Senior Boys Results from RHS  

Senior Girls results from RHS   

Race 2 Saturday 26 November 2022 at Ipswich High School, Woolverstone 

All results from Ipswich High School Race 2  

Race 3 Thursday 12 January 2023 at Woodbridge School

All results from Race 3 at Woodbridge School  

The Anglian Championships  Saturday  4 February 2023 

Anglian Results 2023 held at Northampton  

Suffolk School teams for the Anglian 2023  

The English Schools Championships  Saturday  18 March  2023 

Suffolk Schools Teams for English Schools Nottingham 2023  

Suffolk Results for the English Schools XC Nottingham 2023  

Official Results Chip timing from Nottingham 2023 

Suffolk team photos from Nottingham 2023 


 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  :