Primary and Year 7
Cross Country Final 2019
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Welcome to the 2019 National Primary school year 5-6 and secondary schools year 7 National final.
This event incorporates the Leicestershire and Rutland county primary schools championships.
Our local county year 3-4 championship races will be held in the morning and the combined county and national finals in the afternoon.
We are pleased to be hosting the event again at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough.
The number of athletes per national team has been increased to 12 to allow even more young athletes to compete.
The criteria will remain the same insomuch that each team can bring 12 athletes per team meaning that up to 72 athletes from each area/region/club team etc can take part.
There remains no selection criteria so keeping this major event open to all. There will be the usual array of team awards as well as trophies and medals for the top performers.
We are very much hoping that the big screen and drone feed will be there again in 2019 and rest assured there will be more initiatives added to make the day even more memorable!
One definite major improvement this year that will benefit both entering and receiving is that all entries will be on line. This means that team managers can make changes right up to the day prior to the event.
Keep a look out for more news and details but in the meanwhile – Save the date!
” Thank you for all your hard work and support for the event on Saturday. Evelia entered the Year 5 girls race and had a great time getting her personal best for that distance. It was a great atmosphere, really well organised and a delight to attend. If it happens again next year, we will try to encourage her athletics club or school to get a team together as I’m sure they would all enjoy it.”
We have just returned to Kent after spending a fantastic weekend with family who live in Seagrave, so that the kids could run in the national cross country. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and can’t thank the organisers enough for ensuring it went ahead. Two happy children will be returning to school tomorrow to proudly show off their medals.
Keep doing what you do
Just wanted to thank yourself and your team for such a fantastic day on Saturday, such a massive undertaking, especially with having to set up a new course in such a short time.
This was my first year at the event and will certainly will not be the last whether bringing a team again or supporting the county.
Every member of the small team I brought cannot stop talking about it and all said they hope to be there next year with several probably making the county team next year. Especially loved it being screened.
Many thanks for Saturday. We very much appreciate all the time and hard work you and your colleagues put in to its staging, especially with all the extra work needed because of the late alterations.
A lot of our parents and runners have commented very positively.
We will return next year.
Zoe came 30th and took 25 secs off her PB. … It’s the first time she has competed in a competition of this size so I think she has a lot to be proud.
Thank you for your help. You could probably do with a good rest now.
Looking forward to next year.
I just wanted to thank you for giving our junior athletes the opportunity to take part yesterday. Tracey one of our coaching assistants was there and said how lovely and welcoming you were. I’ve seen the programme – thanks so much for that too. If we get the chance we’d love to do it next year and bring a bigger team. Thanks for all your hard work.
I just wanted to congratulate you and your team on a fantastic event today especially with the last minute changes forced upon you. Our four runners all had a great time and the standard of the running was very high. They really appreciated the opportunity to race against boys they normally would never encounter.
I was speaking to the East Wales Endurance Team manager yesterday about the event and will follow up with him about what a great race this is and whether a more organised response could come out of Wales, rather than our late decision of fielding a fifth of a XC squad from one small prep school which sits right on the border.
Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to all those involved.
I hope you get a chance to recover once everything has been packed away.
I would just like to say a massive thank you from myself and our Heanor juniors who competed on Saturday. I thought the day was really well organised and the standard of racing was excellent.
All the athletes parents have asked me to forward our appreciation.
Thank you for all your hard work and support for the event on Saturday. Evelia entered the Year 5 girls race and had a great time getting her personal best for that distance. It was a great atmosphere, really well organised and a delight to attend. If it happens again next year, we will try to encourage her athletics club or school to get a team together as I’m sure they would all enjoy it.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for today’s event – it was absolutely brilliant and we really appreciate all the hard work that goes into the event.
Also a big well done too for the amount of progress made by the Leicestershire runners; they were a credit to you and the efforts put in with the training camps.
The governing body for athletics in England
World and European 800m medallist Jenny Meadows presented the awards
Proud partners of County and National XC events
We have now set up a FaceBook closed group for the schools cross country events held in Leicestershire. The group will be shared between the primary school leagues and also the national finals, as they include Year 7s.
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.