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Weds 3rd February   LSAA Main Cross-Country Championship @ Wormwood Scrubs RESULTS
Sat 5th March   English Schools Cross-Country Championships @ Nottingham
Tues 8th March * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Cross-Country Championship @ Avery Hill RESULTS
Weds 25th May   LSAA Combined Events Championship @ Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Sat 11th June * LSAA Main Track & Field Championship @ Battersea Park RESULTS
Tue 14th June * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Track & Field Championship @ Mile End RESULTS
Sat/Sun 25th/26th June   ESAA South-East Region Combined Events @ Lee Valley (organised by LSAA)
Fri/Sat 8th/9th July   English Schools T&F Championships @ Gateshead (see below) RESULTS
Sat/Sun 17th/18th September   English Schools Combined Events & Race Walking Championships @ Exeter
Mon 14 November   LSAA AGM @ Alleyns School.

LSAA             London Schools Athletic Association
ESAA             English Schools Athletic Association             LSAA team managers will select and enter teams for the ESAA championships. Individuals cannot enter themselves.

*     denotes LSAA inter-borough championships. PLEASE ensure therefore that your school has affiliated to LSAA and enters a team in the relevant borough championships (click on link below to find names and email addresses of borough organisers). This will give athletes the best possible chance of being selected for their borough team.

For the other two LSAA championships affiliated schools can enter teams, or individuals. Entry forms are sent out early in the appropriate school term.

English Schools track and field championships 2016

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed at Gateshead this year. It was the best performance by a London team since I became a selector in 2002. Some highlights were:

  • ·         16 individual medals (7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze)
  • ·         2 relay gold medals with the Junior Boys breaking the ESAA championships record in their heat, and even with a very late replacement on 2nd leg they still beat the previous record when winning the final
  • ·         The Junior Girls won the trophy for highest total points in the 13  Group A counties, and Junior Boys were 2nd.
  • ·         WE came 3rd overall in the group A counties. Gwyn Williams has told me we came 2nd in 1996, 1999 and 2000 so lets aim to challenge Essex and Surrey for the overall title in 2017.
  • ·         Two Intermediate Girls selected for the Schools International on 16th July where Claudimira Landim came 2nd and Alexandra Brown came 4th

Bridget Yule


The following six athletes have all competed for the London Schools team and this summer were selected to represent GB in major international championships. Congratulations to all of them on their performances which we are sure will inspire younger London athletes to emulate them in the future. Here is a summary of how they performed:

SOPHIE LEWIS-WARD came 4th in the 5000m race walk at the European Youth Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia where her new pb of 23:37.55 set a British U18 record.
ALEX YEE came 9th in 5000m at the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz where his pb of 13:52.01 was the 2nd fastest time ever by a GB 18 year old.
ZANSON PLUMMER was a member of the 4 x 100m relay who came 6th in final at World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz.
LORRAINE UGEN competed in Long Jump in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After an injury curtailed her season in May Lorraine did really well to reach the final in Rio where she came 11th with a jump of 6.58m.
DARYLL NEITA was a member of the 4 x 100m team who won silver medals at the European Championships in Amsterdam. She went on to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She came 4th in her heat of 100m, narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-finals. She then brought the baton home in the 4 x 100m final to secure fantastic bronze medals for the GB women, whose time of 41.77 was a new British record.
JAMES ELLINGTON was a member of the 4 x 100m relay team who won gold medals at the European Championships in Amsterdam. He went on to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was 5th in his heat of 100m so did not progress but was a member of the 4 x 100m relay team who came 5th in the final in 37.98, their second best time of the season.

Also, competing for another country:
TOSIN OKE competed for Nigeria in Triple Jump in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His jump of 16.74m in the qualifying round was not far enough for him to progress to the final.

Annual Letter to Schools dated 17.11.2015 (MS Word 148k)

School's 2016 Affiliation Form (MS Word 142k)

Click here to find names and email addresses of borough organisers, correct as at 2 April 2016.



In the memory of Sylvester Akpalara, (a very talented runner, who competed several times for London Schools, and tragically lost his life in 2010), the LSAA created an annual award which is for the athlete who embraces the spirit of the 'English Schools Track & Field Championship'. The first receipient of the award is Victor Dos Santos Soares. Here is Victor receiving his award from the Associations Chairman, Gwyn Williams, at the '2011 Sainsbury's UK School Games'.

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