Leicestershire and Rutland Secondary Schools Cross Country

The secondary schools cross country league consists of eague races held between September and January, along with a separate schools’ county championships.


Leicestershire secondary schools cross country


Athletes compete in four age groups: year sevens, juniors (school years 8 & 9), intermediates (school years 10 & 11) and seniors (school years 12 & 13). Athletes in all age groups compete for both individual and school team titles.

In the team competition the number of athletes required to make a team varies depending on age group (year 7 and junior girls – 4 athletes, year 7 and junior boys – 6 athletes, intermediate and senior girls and boys – 3 athletes).
The cumulative score of all of the athletes in the team make up the team score for each race. 

Athletes and schools do not need to pre-register for any races, but are asked to complete a results slip and return it to the registration desk at the end of each race or before leaving the venue.

Races at secondary level are not run with hares, but course maps are available on the website and on morning of the event. Courses will be open for athletes to walk around so that they are familiar with the route. See timetable on front page.

The county schools association has decided to select English Schools competitors only from a single County Championship race. Please contact them directly for more information. SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN AFFILIATION TO ENABLE ATHLETES TO TAKE PART IN THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT.