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HSAA Cross Country Championships

Date & Venue – Primary Schools

Proposed date – Saturday 1st February 2025 (TBC), Venue to be advised

Entry Information – Primary Schools

Primary Schools Information – This information will be sent out by post and will be made available in December

Primary School STAFF should contact Duncan Burgoyne via email at “” to receive details and further information.

Timetable / Final Programme – Primary Schools

Provisional Timetable

Age Group Start Time
Year 6 Boys 10:00
Year 6 Girls 10:20
Year 5 Boys 10:40
Year 5 Girls 11:00
Course length Approximately 1600m

Primary Schools Results (see at the bottom of this page)

Any primary school competitor that finished in the first 12 in the Hertfordshire County Cross Country Championships will be emailed information on how they can directly enter themselves into the National Cross Country Championships to be held in March at Preswold Hall, Leicestershire.

Entries can also be made by directly going to the website:
STUWEB where you will find all entry details.
Entry cost is £10 payable direct to the organisers and you  are responsible for your own transport.



Date & Venue – Secondary Schools

Proposed date – Saturday 1st February 2025 (TBC)

Entry Information – Secondary Schools

There is no advanced entry system in place.

All athletes that wish to run will arrive on the day, take a number from the main desk and scan a QR code that lets them input their details (age group/emergency contact/school/PE teacher in charge of XC) and they will then be entered.

All spellings and information added is the entrants responsibility and can not be corrected later. Athletes will require a mobile phone or smart device to enter. Entrants can receive an email confirming their entry to their device.

It is still a requirement of entry that a member of staff from the entrants school is present to manage the school team. The event team will not be able to locate or help find school staff or assist in other matters.

Medical cover is provided in the event of emergencies but all other staff should bring their standard medical kit for the event.

Timetable / Final Programme – Secondary Schools

Provisional Timetable

Age Group Start Time
Senior Boys (12 & 13) 10:15
Senior & Intermediate Girls

(10 & 11 as well as 12 & 13)

Intermediate Boys (10 & 11) 11.10
Junior Boys (8 & 9) 11.30
Junior Girls (8 & 9) 11.50
Pre-Junior Boys (7) 12.15
Pre-Junior Boys (7) 12.35

Map of the Courses – Secondary Schools

The start and finish of the races is behind the track

School Officials for the Championships – Secondary Schools

Championship Organiser S. Murphy St Columba’s College
Start Line Co-ordinator D. G. Pugh Townsend Church of England School
Starter D. Lipscomb TBC UKA
Start Line Official
Funnel Marshals x 5 UKA
Time Keepers x 5 UKA
Numbers Official
Selection Official (Secondary)
Selection Official (Primary) D. Burgoyne HSAA Primary
Course Marshals x 5
Course Construction Team S. Murphy & Team
Course Dismantling Team S. Murphy & Team
First Aid

Championship Day Information – Secondary Schools

Please be aware that we are not allowed to use the Westminster Lodge car park on the day of the Cross Country Championships.

There is plenty of parking in local commercial centre car parks close to Westminster Lodge, but they are about a 10 minute walk away. Please give yourself plenty of time to park your car, walk to the starting area, as well as time to collect your race numbers.

Selection Information – Secondary Schools

Selection of runners to represent Hertfordshire at the National Cross Country Championships in March will be made on the day, and athletes will be advised at the start of their race as to what number will be selected in their age group.

Special Consideration For Selection – Secondary Schools

Please complete the following form if you wish to be considered for selection for the English schools Championships but were unable to compete on the day.


Sadly the 2021 County Championships were cancelled due to the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic

Due to the Local Councils concerns over Health and Safety and the worries about parking due to ice and the impact on the ground due to the races, the Council have requested that:


Unfortunately the 2014 Hertfordshire Athletics Championships were cancelled by the local District Council due to the ground being unsafe to run on.