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LSAA Cross Country League 2023/24

Saturday 9th December at GSAL.

Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that due to the current and expected weather conditions, as well as the current course conditions at GSAL, we have decided to cancel all primary races scheduled for Saturday. However, the senior school races for the West Yorkshire Trails will still take place. This decision was not taken lightly, but we believe it’s in the best interest of the pupils, school, and the event to prioritize the trails.
The Primary League Team and Individuals results will be decided on the best 3 results from 4 races

Following a couple of questions from colleagues. Please treat the times on the course map as very approximate. As always the first race will aim to set off on time 1pm on this occasion after that the next race will start as soon as the course is clear. Also after checking with Pat some races have low entries so we might well amalgamate boys and girls starts. Athletes should ensure they are on site and warmed up ready for when called.







Race 1

Saturday 30th September 2023
10.00am first race

Middleton Clearings Cross Country

Race 2

Saturday 14th October 2023

10.00am first race

Cardinal Heenan event following a successful trial U18 guest are welcome to run at Cardinal Heenan following U15 course

Cardinal Heenan 

Race 3

Saturday 25th November 2023

10.00am first primary schools race

11.00am first secondary schools race

Prince Henry’s 
Request for staff support to set course up, meet 8am at Wharfe Meadows. Please email Charlie to let him know if they are available.
A polite note to remind staff schools are expected to support one race per season.

Race 4

Saturday 9th December 2023

Arrival from 12noon, not before. 

First race starts at 1pm. 

No dogs at GSAL

(Trials will also take place at this event) 

Race 5

Saturday 2nd March 2024 PM
Woodhouse Grove


PLEASE NOTE: no dogs will be allowed on site at any of the remaining Cross Country events as they are all school facilities.

The race order is as follows (for league races)

  • U9 Girls-  (U9’s Yrs 3+4)
  • U9 Boys   
  • U11 Girls – (U11’s Yrs 5+6)
  • U11 Boys
  • U13 Girls – (U13’s Yrs 7+8)
  • U13 Boys
  • U15 Girls –  (U15’s Yrs 9+10)
  • U15 Boys  

First 4 runners to count towards team score in all races. There is no limit on numbers of athletes / school starting but please only start athlete who can comfortably complete the distance.

All races will start as soon as officials are ready following the previous race.

High school races may merge if the number of athletes allows.

The trial event has a different race order and distances, see course map for details.

Following a request from high schools the boys and girls will run the same distances 2.9k for U13’s and 3.6k for U15’s, this change will be reviewed at the end of the season.