Sefton Cross Country League

Sefton Primary Schools Cross Country League 2023-24

Dear All,

Cross country race meetings for Sefton Primary Schools recommence with the first meeting taking place at the Northern Cricket Club (Elm Avenue, Great Crosby, Liverpool L23 2SX) on Monday 25th September starting at 4.00pm. Please see attached flyer for details of the other races.

There are no affiliation fees, all we ask is that you complete the attached registration and contact form and return it to Alison Pritchard -

Pre -registration is obligatory to participate in this event.

Our league enables all runners to take part in race competitions which will cater for their ability.

  • It can be used to motivate the daily mile runners in school
  • Provide a series of competitions for children in cross country clubs in school
  • Provide a pathway for talented pupils to represent Sefton in district races.
  • Provide a pathway for talented pupils to represent Merseyside at the National Finals.

Event details

There will be four race meetings over the course of the season. Each meeting will host 4 races: Year 5 (and below – Y4&Y3) Girls

Year 5 (and below – Y4&Y3) Boys

 Year 6 Girls

Year 6 Boys

Race 1 Timings:

Year 5 Girls 4.05pm, Year 5 Boys 4.20pm, Y6 Girls 4.35pm Y6 Boys 4.45pm

Teams: Schools can enter up to 10 runners in each race, with the first 4 runners being counted towards the team's overall result. Schools are also permitted to enter individual runners but they must follow the staffing requirements.

Registration   All schools are asked to confirm their attendance on the day by registering at the registration point from 3.50pm.

Staffing Schools are asked to bring a minimum of two staff; one to be a steward (standing at key points on the race course to ensure the children are safe) and one to supervise the team

Health and Safety In the interests of health and safety school groups are asked not to mix but rather establish their own school bases, keeping a sensible distance from other groups and the race course. Schools are responsible for the safety and well-being of their pupils.


Results are sent to the named school contact and will be published on St Edmund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School’s website

Sefton Primary Schools Cross Country Team

The competitors will be timed and this information will be used to select a Sefton team. The Sefton Primary Schools Cross Country Team will compete in two county competitions: one held in November in Sefton Park and one held in March (venue to be confirmed). 

Following on from this a Merseyside team will be selected using the results from both races and this team will compete in the National Cross Country Championships, in March, at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough

Merseyside team selection and results 2022-23

Over 40 children from Sefton primary schools represented Sefton at 2 County cross country competitions.

9 children from the Sefton team were selected to run for the Merseyside team at the National Finals. The Year 6 Boys team and the Year 6 Girls team became national champions. We are very proud of our league, Sefton team and our Merseyside team and we hope  even more Sefton runners get the opportunity to compete in cross country races at all levels.


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Contact the School

St Edmunds & St Thomas' Primary School

Oxford Road
L22 8QF

Main Contact: Mrs Sandra Toner Mrs Annie Hoban

Tel: 0151 928 5586

SEN Contact: Mrs Louise Cooke

SEN Email:

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