Woodbridge School Suffolk November 24th 2018

Buckinghamsire Schools were out in force at the Schools Cup Finals, coming away with great success. 

In the Junior Girls race Lesedi Nkoane from Dr Challoner's High won a great race, leading her team to the title of Junior Girls Champions, Frankie Baxter finished in 7th, Maddie Hughes 11th and Hannah Ashby in 15th scoring a very low combined score of 34, with 2nd place school Bradford Grammar scoring 82! Aylesbury High School finished in 24th.

Thomas Redmond from Dr Challoner's Grammar won the Junior Boys race and lead his school to 4th in the team race. Royal Grammar School finished in 18th with great runs by Alden Collier in 20th and Rowan Gawne in 23rd.

In the Inter Girls race Dr Challoner's High finished in 3rd place with fantastic runs from Abbie Henderson in 4th, Holly Henderson in 15th, Alice Brown in 24th and Orla Williams in 42nd.

Dr Challoner's Grammar and John Hampden Grammar finished in 13th and 16th respectively in the Inter Boys race, best place finisher was Jacob Sanderon finishing in 8th for John Hampden.

Full results will appear in the results section below.




Key Details

Dates for 2019

First Rounds : between  7th - 17th October
Regional Finals : Saturday 9th November
Cup Final : Saturday 7th December  Mount St Mary's, Chesterfield

Event Brochure

We do not post any information to schools because it is now too costly. Instead we email all secondary school offices, and all the teachers who are already known to us, to let you know when entries are open. You will need to download the event details from the menu on the left - we hope to have these ready soon.

Cup Final Location

Mount St Mary's, Chesterfield

Age groups

Juniors (under 14) - normally school years 7&8 in September
Intermediates (under 16) - normally school years 9&10 in September

Age groups work on actual age as at 31st August, not on their current school year, you need to be aware of any pupils who are in the 'wrong' year for their actual age.


Entries must be made and paid for online only.

Entries Close

Friday 14th June 2019.
We will not accept late entries. 


The ESAA Cross Country Cup is a competition between school teams

A brochure is produced each year giving full details of the Cup Competition - download a copy from the menu on the left, it should be available around Eastertime.

Each school can enter one team in each of the following age groups:

  • Junior Boys (at least 12, but under 14 years)
  • Junior Girls (at least 12, but under 14 years)
  • Intermediate Boys (at least 14, but under 16 years)
  • Intermediate Girls (at least 14, but under 16 years)

Ages are as at 31st August at the end of the school year in which the competition is held.
Juniors are normally years 7 & 8, and Intermediates are normally years 9 & 10. Don't forget that the years advance by one during the summer holidays, so when entering before the closing date in June you will be looking to take the current years 6 & 7, and 8 & 9 to the competition starting in October, ie. U14 must be under 14 on 31st August 2018, and U16 must be under 16 on 31st August 2018.

The competition is held in 3 rounds

  • Preliminary rounds are held between teams within each County - there may be a number of competitions held within each County depending on the number of teams entered.
  • At least 2 teams in each first round competition progress to one of 9 Regional Finals.
  • 3 teams from each Regional Final then progress to the Cup Final.

Each team can nominate 6 athletes to run, of which the first 4 finishing count towards team scores.


Entering teams, and all event administration, is done online, we can no longer afford to post anything. Payment for entries must be made online by card at the time you make your entry. If you don't pay, your entry won't be registered.

In order to access the online entry form you will need to use a school-based email address so that we can verify that you are a teacher at your sch