‘Welcome Back to Cross Country’
June 26th 2021

DEDICATED WEBSITE – click HERE for links to times, entry information, maps etc.

Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


Frequently Asked Questions Secondary Cross Country League

What time does my race start?
See timetable for the event

What are the age groups for each race?
Races are run in age groups:
year seven
junior (years 8 and 9),
intermediate (years 10 and 11) and senior (years 12 and 13).
Intermediates and seniors run in the same race but are separated at the finish line.

Will my race have a hare?
There are no hares for any secondary schools race.  Maps will be published on the website in the days before the race.

Can I wear spikes?
All age groups in the senior leagues can wear spikes.

Do I need to register/sign in when I arrive?
New guidance will be issued for the 2021 season  

What do I do at the end of my race?
New guidance will be issued for the 2021 season  

How many athletes are needed to count for a team?
Four athletes are needed for a year seven or junior team.
Three athletes are needed for an intermediate or senior team.
You can claim last place once during the season if you are one runner short at a race.

Do I need to complete all races to secure a league position?
Performances from three of the four league races will count towards final league positions in both the individual and team events.

What distance is my race?
Race distances vary slightly depending upon environment and ground conditions but will be approximately as follows:
Year 7 girls and boys – 2.5km
Junior girls – 3km
Junior boys – 3.5km
Inter and senior girls – 3.5km
Inter and senior boys – 6km

Do I need to wear a number for my race?
New guidance will be issued for the 2021 season  


How can I see my results after the race?
Results will be available as soon as possible in the days following each race and will be published on the website. Please note that the initial results placed on the website may be draft results and will be marked accordingly.


Pacing – children that are paced WILL risk disqualification. Ensure all supporters are aware of this.

Children are not to run against runners of the opposite sex or in a race for which they are too old.

A child can only run in one race per meeting.

These races are NOT appropriate for Year 2 children. Any school allowing children of this age to compete will have their results for the meeting VOIDED.

Our volunteers and officials have a right to be protected from abuse in whatever form from competitors/parents/guests or any other adult attending the event.The organisers reserve the right to DISQUALIFY a child or school if this rule is not adhered to.

We’d love to hear your feedback on the events. If you’d like to leave a comment, please fill in the boxes below. All comments are moderated, so won’t appear straight away.

“…this was my son’s first race and a morning he thoroughly enjoyed.  He is looking forward to November and December’s race where he is hoping to improve on his position.  Adam is not big on sports (especially contact sports) but this event has done wonders for his confidence and hope this is something he can get his teeth into and pursue. Adam also especially liked the quality of the bacon baguettes from the food trailer”

“I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the event on Saturday. It was my daughters 1st race & she thoroughly enjoyed it. We also felt that the event was extremely well organised; the venue was well signposted & parking was made easy. Thank you!”

“Can you pass on my thanks to everyone involved with Saturdays event, it was really well organised again and everyone is already really looking forward to the next race!

Kristy Nicholls (Cross Country Teacher) St Michael and All Angels Primary School”

Contact Information

Please use the links below to contact various members of the team.
The race are organised by Leicestershire Running and Athletics Network

All Enquiries – John Skevington

Phone: 0781 769 3777


Affiliations, Registrations and Results
Mike Torbitt
>>>>PLEASE use this email for results queries<<<<<   results@primarycrosscountry.org.uk

Webmaster and Facebook Moderator – Mike McSharry

Marshalls –
Please send any messages via John Skevington, details above.

If you would like to help out, or find out more, please contact John.
All help with marshalling races is greatly appreciated – without you these races wouldn’t take place.

Keeping safe and protecting everyone who attends our events, in any capacity, is our first priority.

Please see our child protection policies and codes of conduct.

Related to the child protection policies are the risk assessments for the events, these can be found in the same location


The policies and assessments are all available to view and download here


The links below will take you to results that have been manually collected over the years.

Previous Primary League Results

2011   2012    2013    2014    2015    2016    2017    2018  

Previous Secondary League Results

RESULTS – Chip Timed

Some of our events (National and the 2020 Prestwold Series) have used chip timing managed by StuWeb.

Nationals 2018

Nationals 2019

Prestwold October 2020