Schools Championships

2019 Sussex Schools Fixture List and further information about Athletics events

The results from the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships, which were held at Waterhall, Brighton, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, can be viewed below. Due to a few year 7 athletes running, who have been removed from the results, you may find the Junior (Yrs. 8 & 9) Boys and Girls results slightly altered.


Congratulations to those athletes selected to represent Sussex on Saturday 2nd February at Popham Airfield, Hampshire. Please reply and pay as soon as possible, as per your selection letter, as places will be offered to others if not taken up by those given the letters at the County Championships. Please note that if you were not in the first 4 in the County event you must compete in the Inter County race to be considered for selection for the English Schools Championships.



English Schools Cross Country

Congratulations to those athletes selected to represent Sussex on Saturday 16th March at Temple Newsam in Leeds.

This will involve an overnight stay, leaving Friday 15th March at lunch time.

If you have been selected please use the link below to accept this selection.

Year 7 and Year 8 Cross Country Championships

Thursday28 February 2019 at Christs Hospital, Horsham RH13 0YP

Race Times -  14.30 Yr. 7 Girls: 14.50. Yr, 7 Boys: 15 10 Yr 8 Girls: 15 30. Yr 8 Boys

Notes for Teachers: (see below for downloadable copy of this information)

Please ensure that your school is affiliated - details on Schools: Information & Contacts page

Follow directions for parking and please park as directed.

On arrival report attendance at Pavilion:

  • Confirm number of teams and age groups that your school is entering. No race numbers will be issued. No need for pins!!

  • 4 Athletes make a team. There is no limit on the number of athletes entered in each race per school.

  • Collect your race return envelope – one per race entered.

At the end of every race

  • All athletes will be given a numbered finish disc indicating their finishing place. It is essential that the athlete gives this to you, as soon as possible after the race.

  • The first twenty finishers will give their personal details to recorders at the end of the funnel.

  • These 20 athletes will be given letters inviting them to compete for Sussex at the Inter Counties, Saturday March at: Christs Hospital

  • On your envelope:

    • Enter the name of your school.

    • Enter the Age Group and either Boys or Girls.

    • Enter your Name.

    • Enter each finishing athlete’s full name and finish number – please write clearly

    • Total the score (4 athletes = a team)

  • In the envelope: place the finish discs of your athletes.

  • Return your completed envelope to the Pavilion AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT THE END OF EVERY RACE.

Please follow the above instructions to help us get the results and presentations completed on the afternoon. Please collect any litter. A full set of results will be posted on the Sussex Athletics website.


The English Schools Cross-Country Championships 2018 - a personal view
​In 2018 t​hree of the athletes selected for the Sussex Senior Boys ​team for the ​English Schools ​cross-country Championships - Tom Eames, Joe Clayson and Tomer Tarragano -​filmed vlogs through​out​ the season. ​Tom was injured and unable to compete​ at Leeds however, Joe and Tomer produced a final video of their personal experiences at the ​season's finale. Their vlog gives a real flavour of what English Schools XC is all about for the athletes. They were part of the 48​ strong Boys and Girls teams who returned to Sussex with team bronze medals for the Senior Boys and Inter Girls and an individual silver for Beth Cook in the Junior Girls race. You can view the vlog here:


Two more videos, this time from the English Schools Track and Field Championships in 2018, again with thanks to Tom Eames. First there is a review of Day 1  and a more detailed summary of Day 2