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
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 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
Please download and print off the map of your race for Thursday 12 October Race.
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
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.
Suffolk Championships at RHS Holbrook 13 October 2022
The Results are now published on 18 October 2022
Click in the links below, to download the results, note for Minors, Juniors and Inter races there were 2 races at each age group. North and West in the morning, South and East in the afternoon, use the tabs in the spreadsheet to move from one race to the other.
Race 2 Saturday 26 November 2022 at Ipswich High School, Woolverstone
The second race of the series takes place on 26 November at Ipswich High School in Woolverstone.
The top 50 from all the races at RHS are automatically selected for this race. If you missed the RHS race due to injury, illness or another reason, you can still compete. Please contact the relevant team manager, all email addresses are listed on this page.
Note all 8 race results are on the same spreadsheet. Please use the tabs at the bottom to navigate to the different races.
The results contain the current requests for byes to race 3. Please contact the relevant team manager if you wish to request a bye to Race 3.
Race 3 Thursday 12 January 2023 at Woodbridge School
The third race of the series takes place on 12 January at Woodbridge School. After this race the Suffolk School teams will be selected for the Anglian Championships.
The top 50 from the race 2 are automatically selected for this race. If you missed race 2 race due to injury, illness or another reason, you could still compete. Please contact the relevant team manager, all email addresses are listed on this page.
The link below contains the letter given out at Woodbridge, after race 3. If you missed the race or lost your letter please download and return this form to your team manager and Sue Hargadon.
The results of all 8 races held at Woodbridge School on 12 January are contained on the link below. Use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to navigate between the races.
The Anglian Championships Saturday 4 February 2023
For those selected to represent Suffolk Schools teams, the Anglian Championships are being hosted by Northampton this year.
This event is between Suffolk, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
It also acts as a final trial for selection for the English Schools Cross Country Championships.
The event will be held at Abington Park, NN1 5LW
The results for the Anglian Championships are below, the spreadsheet uses tabs to navigate between different age groups.
What a succesful afternoon for Suffolk Schools Cross Country, well done to all the runners and their parents for supporting them.
In Cross Country the first 6 runners score for the team and the lowest score wins. Non-scoring runners can still help the team by pushing other county runners further down.
Minor Boys First Place 40 points
Minor Girls First Place 44 points
Junior Boys First Place 62 points
Junior Girls First Place 53 points
Inter Boys Second Place 71 points
Inter Girls First Place 52 points
Senior Boys First Place 49 points
Senior Girls Third Place 95 points
Overall First Place 300 points
We cannot remember winning 6 out of the 8 races in a previous year
Want to read about the race ? The link below will take you to the EADT
The English Schools Championships Saturday 18 March 2023
Teams will now be selected for the English Schools Cross Country Championships, to be held in Nottingham at Woolaton Park.
Note for Juniors, Inters and Seniors only, we hope that Minors will continue running and challenge for a place in a future year.
The trip will leave on Friday 17 March and include an overnight stay in a local hotel.
SELECTION FOR ANGLIAN AND ESAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
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 eads to selection to compete in the second race. A top 50 place in the A race leads to selection for our final event in Suffolk, the third race. After the third 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.
(lead team manager and secretary for Cross Country)
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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