Schools Cross Country

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland


Upcoming Events

This website is for the ‘stand alone’ Leicestershire and Rutland Schools Cross Country league.
We get lots of messages / questions regarding other events and we’ll publish them here.
The details for the county managers are shown below, please can you send any questions to them?


We’ll be returning to Mallory Park for the 2024 season.

Dates confirmed are

Saturday October 26th
Saturday November 16th
Saturday November 30th

Following the success of the teams presentation morning, we will try to organise one in January 2025.
(To be organised)


Loughborough Grammar School very kindly hosted our recent awards ceremony.
The “Open Day” leaflets which they ordered for our event weren’t available on the day.
Here’s the leaflet, please click on the image to link to their event web page.

Thrussington Fun Run – Saturday 2nd March

Prestwold – Sunday 3rd March
Races for Year 3 to year 7 (to incorporate Leicestershire County Championships)
All information on dedicated website.

Market Bosworth – Saturday 9th March
Ivanhoe Challenge – open event for school years RECEPTION (yep!!) to Year 13.
A fantastic event on a briliant course.

Race Photos Now Available.

The image galleries for October and November are now available.

I’ve worked with the photographers to show only images where specific consent has been given.
If you spot any images that have sneaked through, please use the email address in the gallery

Image Gallery October 28th 2023

Image Gallery November 18th 2023

An Appeal

Thank you to the many families who gave donations to the league at the awards session in Loughborough.
This has been a challenging season and I have personally covered most of the costs of the team medals, this includes the medals awarded at Groby on the same day

Please can you help?

The donation link is direct to the dedicated account for the cross country league.

This is the direct link to the donation page


Thank you to the team behind the scenes – so much work goes in to making this event a success.
SIgnposts, parking, registration, announcements,course planning, course marshals, the token team,the start, hares, tortoises, finish and results.
(If I missed anyone please let me know).

Loughborough Schools Foundation
A massive thank you for their very generous sponsorship which has made a hugee difference to the facilities we have available

A big thank you to the Ashby 20 committee for sponsoring the event high viz had their debut in November!


We have been asked for certificates that you can download and print.

If you click anywhere in this area, you’ll be re-directed to the gallery for the individual certificates.


Race Distances and Maps

Autumn 2023


Please note – these are the maps and routes we used for Autumn 2023 and may be subject to change for Autumn 2024

This distances are draft and are the MAXIMUM distances and  could be subject to change.
Maps are now available on this link

Maximum race distances for 2023

Inter/Senior Girls and Boys        (4Km)
Year 10/11 12/13

Junior Girls and Boys                   (3Km)
Year 8/9

Year 7 Boys & Girls                       (2.0-2.5Km)

Year 3 Girls                                    (1200m)

Year 3 Boys                                   (1200m)

Year 4 Girls                                    (1500m)

Year 4 Boys                                   (1500m)

Year 5 Girls                                    (1800m)

Year 5 Boys                                   (1800m)

Year 6 Girls                                    (2Km)

Year 6 Boys                                   (2Km)


Please can I ask a massive favour? Please only contact me (Mike) via this form rather than email or social media?
I can hopefully help you better as it’s much easier to keep control of replies etc and also cleanly copy any web links which people supply.
I intend to reply within 48 hours.
If the answer is on the website – be prepared for that to be your answer.
If the answer is not on the website – it probably should be and I’ll try to add it (and you’ll get a big thank you).

Race Director,Webmaster and Facebook Moderator
Mike McSharry

Registrations and Results

Primary National Team Manager (Years 3 to 6. Plus Year 7)
Annie Pointon

Secondary National Team Manager (Years 8 to Year 13)
Sarah Hatherley


Facebook Group

Cross Country Facebook Group

When you were invited to join this group, you were prompted by FaceBook to confirm that you have seen the guidelines for membership of the group.

Here are the guidelines.
As, and when, these guidelines are updated the group will be informed.

Child protection is paramount. No posts or comments to include picture of individual children and a relevant childs’ name.
Language to be appropriate at all times. This group is open to the secondary community and there may be valid FaceBook users of 13 year olds in this group.
Event result queries need to be directed from group coaches/teachers to the event organiser and will not be allowed on the forum.
Event sponsors may occasionally use the group to promote their services.
Any other advertising to be cleared by event organiser / group administrators prior to publishing on the site.
Comments or posts that are not appropriate may be deleted by group administrators.