Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season

Leicestershire and Rutland Primary Schools

Cross Country Leagues

Here's all the information you need to help you enjoy the season ahead

 

When and where are the races

 

The When and the Where

Races will be held at Prestwold Hall on the following dates

28th September 2019
26th October 2019
23rd November 2019

KEEP THE DATE..  29th Feb 2020 County Championships (see below)

Full details of the location and 'when to arrive' are on the FAQ Page

 

Who can come along

These races are for..

School children in Leicestershire and Rutland between schools year 3 and 6.
If your child's' school is affiliated, then please come with your school.

Some schools don't take part in the races, if so, your children can come along as an independent runner.
If you are bringing independent runners, then it is essential that you read the Manager FAQ information and register correctly.

 

 

Cross Country FaceBook Page

 

We have a FaceBook closed group with over 1,100 members.This is for the schools cross country events held in Leicestershire and is shared with the national primary finals.
The group can be found here please note that when you request to join the page, we require you to agree to 3 criteria questions.

 

Results and Images - To Autumn 2018

Results and Images

The links for the results and photos from these events are on a dedicated page, which is HERE

Please note that the photo galleries and the results, from September 2018 forward, are not indexed for search engines and will only be available from these links. 

 

2019/2020 County Championships

2019/2020 County Championships

Following feedback from areas we have reintroduced a standalone primary schools county championship.
This will take place on 29th February 2020 at Prestwold Hall.
 
We very much feel that this will provide a less intimidating and more encouraging environment for our younger runners. It also provides a natural pathway for the better athletes to represent either Leicestershire or Rutland teams at the national final.
 
Areas should still select a team of 12 scoring runners to represent their area at this county event. Unlike recent years no pre-registration of teams will be required.
To encourage participation in the sport, areas will for the first time be able to enter "B" teams (or part teams) if they so wish. These teams or athletes will not count towards the overall team standings though will of course still be listed in the final results.
National Championships

Where do we find information?

All information for the event, also held at Prestwold Hall is on the dedicated event web site

The combined event is for  the national championships, school Years 5 to 7

Leics Primary Cross Country - a history

 

The Primary schools competition originated in 1977. Races were held on Braunstone Park and Western Park in Leicester. The competition moved to Prestwold Hall in 2011 after difficulties with securing venues and the retirement of long term race director George Smolinski. The Leicestershire Running and Athletics Network, under the guidance of John Skevington, are now the custodians of the event. John is only the third event director in the competitions 42 year history!

There have been over 100,000 (yes, that is one hundred thousand) finishers in the event's history.
The documents in the history folder give some feel for the way the event has grown over the years. As they said "Schools league could snowball"!

lpxc first write up leicester mercury

 

Thank You To Our Partners:

“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

“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!”

A Happy Parent