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
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.
County and 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 includes Leicestershire County Championships (years 3 to 6) and national championships (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"!
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!”
“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!”