Cross Country - Secondary

Welcome to the Secondary schools cross country site. Our season runs from October until February, with 5 League fixtures, and a Championships at Graves Park at the end of January. The results from this, taken with League performances, are used to select a teams to represent Sheffield in the South Yorkshire Schools Championships, which takes places in February. Most fixtures take place in Sheffield parks, with one or two occurring on school premises. At the end of the season, there are awards for teams and individuals in both League and Championship competition, . All fixtures take place on Saturday mornings.

This site provides the event manual, entry forms, fixture details and results from the various secondary schools cross country events.

We are always in need of volunteers to help with the organisation on the day. If you can help in this role, please contact the Secretary.

Results after Race 2

Many thanks to Caz Kay for putting together the results following on from Race 2 at Norfolk Park, and to Craig Malkin and all the fantastic volunteers who helped run the event. There were some great performances, and the teams competition is really starting to heat up! Results attached.

Cross country Results Race 2 2021


Next Race at Bradfield School - Saturday 6th November

Race 1 - High Hazels Results

Well done to all runners who turned up and raced in the first fixture at High Hazels Park. Attached is a spreadsheet of the results. Thanks to Caz Kay for her hard work putting this together.

Cross country Results Race 1 2021


Next race: Saturday 9th October - Norfolk Park

This Saturday will see the return of competitive Cross Country racing for secondary schools in Sheffield! After over a year and half, it will be great to see you all bright and early and ready to encourage our athletes at High Hazels Park.

I'm enclosing a few documents that it would be great for you to study prior to the event:

1) The Event Manual - details of the league, race distances, selection criteria, submission of results etc are included here.
2) Fixture List for the season
3) Risk Assessment - please familiarise yourself with this and speak to students and parents about following the latest Covid guidelines
4) Entry Form - thank you to those schools that have already entered
5) Blank Results Template - instructions on how to submit resits to Caz Kay are included in the Event Manual (Please submit results as soon as possible after the event as collating results is a mammoth job for Caz!)

Oh, and if anyone wants to join the team of helpers at these events it would be greatly appreciated - an extra pair of hands to help marshal or at the finish line is never going to be turned down! Please email me if you can help out!

See you Saturday!.

Entry Form 2021


SFSS Cross Country Fixtures 2021-2022


Event Manual appendix A 2021


Blank results template 2021


SFSS Cross Country Fixtures RISK ASSESSMENT 2021


Dear Teachers and Supporters of Cross Country,

It is with great pleasure that I can now announce the confirmed dates and venues of the Cross Country League! Thank you for your patience over the last two years. Hopefully we can get back to competitive running as we knew it! Attached is a list of the fixtures, and also an Entry form. Please complete he form and return to me as soon as possible.

Further details will be posted in the near future regarding the collecting of results, Risk Assessments etc.

Also, please note that the league starts a week or so earlier than usual. First race is at High Hazels Park on Saturday 25th September. First race @ 10am.

Peter Robertshaw
SFSS Secondary Schools Cross Country Secretary.

Entry Form 2021


SFSS Cross Country Fixtures 2021-2022


Cross Country Fixtures - 2020/2021 Season Update

Morning All

Hope you are all ok, and coping well with all the challenges that are being thrown our way. As you have probably worked out, it's looking very unlikely that we will be able to run any cross country fixtures before Christmas. We had looked at a few possible ideas to allow students to compete, and had worked on new Risk Assessments and protocols, but in light of current events, and the stance from Sheffield City Council, we just aren't able to offer any inter school competition at the moment. I know this will come as a disappointment to many of you, and to a lot of your students, and I'm sorry we can't give them the competition they were looking forward to, but we are kind of stuck with this situation at the moment.

Steve (Primary Schools Secretary) and myself are still looking at ways we might be able to put on some fixtures/trail races in the spring and summer term, but this very much depends on what happens over the next few months.

Once again, apologies that this is not the news you were wanting. We will keep you informed of any changes as they arise. Thanks,

Peter Robertshaw
SFSS Secondary Schools Cross Country Secretary.

2020 - 2021 Season Update

Athletes / Teachers / Parents - hope you are all feeling fit and healthy in this slightly strange time that we find ourselves in. As we approach the traditional cross country season, we would like to just keep you informed with where we are in our planning and organisation.

We are hoping, and feeling positive, that we will be able to offer a range of Cross Country Fixtures throughout the Autumn term culminating in the City Championships at Graves Park early in January. Whilst we can't guarantee that all fixtures will be on, we are working to put on as many as we can do. This will obviously involve some changes to how we run the events to ensure all runners, spectators and marshals are safe. We met last week to start drawing up the extra necessary Risk Assessments and Protocols that will need putting in place, and will then be working with Sheffield City Council to get these rubber stamped.

Can I thank you for your patience in the meanwhile, and as soon as we have confirmation we will get this information out to you.

Keep on running!
Peter Robertshaw
SFSS Secondary Schools Cross Country Secretary.

South Yorkshire Cross Country Championships - Athletes selected for English Schools Championships

Firstly can I say a massive well done to all athletes that ran on Saturday at Doncaster. Conditions were very tough, and a lot of grit, determination and effort was on display! All athletes should be proud of themselves. They were a credit to Sheffield Schools.

At the selection committee meeting following the championships, the following athletes have been selected to represent South Yorkshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Liverpool on Saturday 14th March 2020. Letters have just been posted out and will be with schools by Tuesday at the latest. Please return reply slips/forms as soon as possible - it's a tight turnaround before the English Schools.

Junior Girls
Rebecca Evans

Junior Boys
Noah Milbourn
Leni Scott
Tom Wilkinson

Intermediate Girls
Annie Naylor
Hannah Metherall
Isobel Causer
Polly Platts
Katie Adams
Heidi Robertshaw

Intermediate Boys
Ethan Roberts-Cutts
Euan Tryner
Bryn Squires
Olmo Colmbley

Senior Girls
Esther Rowe-Towle
Jodie Hill
Laura Trask
Resian Morris
Holly Booker
Ellen Patton

Senior Boys
Joe McDadd
Alex Durant
Sam Tierney
Tom Valentine William Burton

Well done to all those selected, and for those that narrowly missed out, keep year could be your year! Thanks for all those that have supported throughout the season, and we will see you all in a muddy field in the near future!

Peter Robertshaw
SFSS Cross Country Secretary

South Yorks Schools XC Championship Results 2020

South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships 2020

Attached are the individual results from the Championship races at the weekend

South Yorks Schools XC Championship Results 2020

South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships
Saturday 1st February 2020

Please have a look at the attached document which gives details of the upcoming Championship at Doncaster this Saturday. Please do read it carefully as there are some important points to note!

South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships

Teams for South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships
Saturday 1st February 2020

First off can I say a massive well done for everyone who has been involved this season. Thanks to all staff, parents, helpers and of course, you amazing runners! Selecting teams for the South Yorkshire Championships is always a tricky thing to do. I've tried to be as fair as I can, taking into account not just the result in the Championships, but also performances throughout the season. So many runners merit a place, but unfortunately we are limited in how many we can take! So well done to those selected, and for those that haven't made the team, next year could be your year!

Attached here are a number of documents:

1) Sheffield Team selected for South Yorkshire Champs
2) Athletes letter for selected athletes
3) Reply slip
4) Reply Slip 2

Copies of the letter and reply slips will be sent out to schools in the next few days, but if you have been selected, feel free to print off and send them to me as soon as you can.

Once again, massive congratulations for all of should be super proud of yourselves.

City Championship - Final details

Please read carefully through the attached document which gives details about Saturday's Championship races. Of particular importance is the slightly earlier start time, along with information on what to do if you have a runner that cannot compete, but you still feel should be considered for selection.

See you all on Saturday!


Cross Country League - Final Results

Congratulations to all runners and all teams that competed in the SFSS Cross Country League. There were many incredible races, and great grit and determination was shown by runners time and again. You should all be really proud of yourselves! The full results are attached in the following spreadsheet.

Next race - City Champs at Graves Park, earlier start 9:30am, Saturday 11th January 2020. See you there!


2019-20 Fixtures

  • 5 October 2019 High Hazels Park
    (League fixture 1)
  • 19 October 2019 Longley Park
    (League fixture 2)
  • 9 November 2019 Bradfield School
    (League Fixture 3)
  • 23 November 2019 Norfolk Park
    (League fixture 4)
  • 14 December 2019 Castle Dyke
    (League fixture 5)
  • 11 January 2020 Graves Park
  • February 2020 South Yorkshire Schools
  • 13 March 2020 ESAA