Race 7 and overall league positions
Well that's it everyone!! The final league race is complete and the overall results for the 23/24 season are below. Congratulations to everyone who took part in any of the races this year and to the children who will be collecting medals and certificates for their fantastic results and dedication to cross country running. It was wonderful to see how the team's improved over the season and I know there were still newcomers to cross country at Longley park, running for the first time in race 7. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we hope to see them complete a full season next year and of course race in the City Championships.
Another reminder that on Saturday 24th February (sorry for the typo below) it will be the City Championships. This race is run by all the schools involved and we require volunteers from all the schools to come forward and support the race. We need marshals around the course, people to run the finish line and help writing down the top ten finishers. This can be a different person for each race, so if you can give your time to help SFSS and all the amazing children for one or all the races, please let your school know and then please be available on the day.
Many thanks Claire
Race 6 - Brunswick
Another cold morning at Brunswick Primary school but that didn't stop hundreds of amazing children turning out, giving it their all and achieving some fantastic results. As we move into the last league race of the season, race 7 - Longley Park on Saturday 3rd February, please may I remind everyone that the total points, so far, are for all 6 races. The final results are the best 5 results out of a possible 7 races, so the overall points can change significantly.
A quick reminder that on Saturday 23rd February it will be the City Championships. This race is run by all the schools involved and we require volunteers from all the schools to come forward and support the race. We need marshals around the course, people to run the finish line and help writing down the top ten finishers. This can be a different person for each race, so if you can give your time to help SFSS and all the amazing children for one or all the races, please let your school know and then please be available on the day.
Race 5 - Parkwood Springs
Wow! What a turn out on such a cold but beautiful morning. Well done to all who ran straight off the back of Norfolk park, the results are in after race 5 and look amazing. Please can I remind everyone that we take the best 5 races out of the possible 7, so if you miss a race or it doesn't go your way on the day, it's fine, we have that covered!! Please bear this in mind when checking the results, things will change when I deduct the lowest 2 results after race 7.
Enjoy the break and we will see everyone at Brunswick School on Saturday 20th January 2024
Race 4 - Norfolk Park
A cold but beautiful morning up at Norfolk Park on Saturday, the results are below and we hope everyone is ready to go again Saturday!! Race 5 at Springwood Parks Saturday 2nd December.
See you all there.
Race 3 - Bradfield
The organisers would like to thank everyone who pulled together on Saturday 11th November at Bradfield. A huge thank you to Keith Holmes and Bradfield School for allowing the children to race and for coming up with a great plan to work around the awful weather conditions. Thank you to everyone for adhering to the course rules, Bradfield Dungworth for stepping up at the finish line and the respect everyone showed at the minute's silence.
See you all on Saturday 25th November at Norfolk Park
Race 2 - Bolehill's
After record numbers and a write up in the Sheffield Star, the 40+ Primary schools taking part in race 2 at Bolehills should be super proud of all the children that made it to the start line last Saturday. Results are below! See you all again at Bradfield on Saturday 11th November.
THEY ARE OFF!!
What a wonderful start to the primary cross country season. A beautiful morning with 581 amazing children giving it their all, around a tough course, for their first race.
Race 2 is Saturday 14th October at Bolehills.
Cross Country Race Season 2023 - 2024 - Event Manual
Cross Country Season 2023 - 2024
SFSS Relays 2023
So that's it! The relays see the end of another season and what an exciting day it was. Slightly windy and a bit of rain up at Castle Dyke, well blowing a gale and rain coming in sideways really, but that didn't stop 129 teams turning out and completing the course. Well done to every child that got to the start line. Schools had drafted in children that have never run before to make up complete teams and schools linked up to form teams, which is all the fun of the relays. Attached are the top 10 results from each race. Enjoy the break everyone and see you next season.
Primary School Relays
Castle Dike Playing Fields, Ringinglow Road
25 March 2023
General Information about the Relays
There will be four races, in this order: Y3/4 Girls, Y3/4 Boys, Y5/6 Girls, Y5/6 Boys.
The first race will start at 9.30am
4 runners make up a team. Each runner runs a lap which will be slightly shorter than full League distance.
A school’s outgoing runner will be set off as their incoming runner crosses the finish line and touches the hand of their next runner.
Registration opens at 8.45am in the pavilion. All numbers and pins will be provided. Numbers must be pinned to the FRONT of the vest or t shirt.
Each number also has a letter designation. The first runner has the ‘A’ number, the second runner the ‘B’ number, and so on. Runners will be called up in this way and MUST run in this order.
Incomplete school teams will be encouraged to ‘adopt’ a runner (or runners) from another school in order to make a complete team. This should enable all those turning up on the day to get a run, although mixed school teams cannot be awarded certificates.
There will be certificates for the top 3 teams in each race, awarded on the day, as well as a winners certificate for the winning school in each race.
Parking in the car park at Castle Dyke playing fields is for Birkdale staff, officials and school team managers ONLY. One car per school. There is no parking allowed on the lane leading to the pavilion. Please park sensibly on the streets and roadsides in the surrounding area.
City Championships 2023
Congratulations to all who took part in this year's City Championship race!! Seeing over 500 children competing across the 4 races is always a wonderful sight. Huge thank you's always go to all the race organisers and to the people who came forward and helped around the course (if you fancy round 2 at the relays, please be sure to let us know on the day!!)
After a long season it's lovely to see children receiving certificates and medals for their efforts. A reminder that the league and relay presentations will be at the relay races on Saturday 25th March. For the league results, the top ten children will receive a SFSS certificate, top 3 children a medal and the top 3 teams certificates and a trophy. For the relays it's the top 3 teams.
See you all on Saturday 25th March at Castle Dyke
22/23 - Overall league results - SFSS Primary cross-country
Race 7 - Longley - Sheffield Primary Cross Country results
Race 5 - CANCELLED
Due to bad weather and ice race 6, Brunswick Primary School is CANCELLED.
See you all at Longley park, Saturday 4th February.
Race 5 - Norfolk Park - Sheffield Primary Cross Country results
Race 4 - Bradfield - Sheffield Primary Cross Country
Race 3 - Concord - Sheffield Primary Cross Country
Race 2 - Parkwood Springs - Sheffield Primary Cross Country
Cross Country 2022/23
WE ARE OFF!!!!
What a great start to the primary cross country season, over 650 children competed in the first 4 races and what a great atmosphere it was. Thank you to all the organisers and parent helpers on the day and to all the schools who have submitted their results. A little info for everyone regarding the results. The results need to be in by 10pm on the Tuesday after each race. If the results are not submitted they will not show on the website and the school will not be awarded their points. The top ten children in each race are awarded points and we take their best 5 results over the 7 league races. Team results are based around a complete team of 4 runners. Every complete team of 4 will be awarded points and again the best 5 results out of 7 races will be their overall position at the end of the season. Anyone new to cross country, the Graves park race is a stand alone race, which is the City Championships. The relays are simply that! Teams of 4 runners, running in a replay. This is a fantastic, bonkers morning and also the end to the season, where the trophies are presented for both the league and the relay races.
If any school still hasn't made contact with Claire Sanderson (parent helper) who is overseeing the results for this year, please get in touch asap. Email Claire at:
Y5/6 Relays - 19 March 2022 - Castle Dyke Playing Fields
Great weather and a great event. Many thanks to everyone who came along to run and support, and particular thanks to Birkdale School for use of their facilities.
Change of Venue for Y3/4 XC Relays 26/03/22
These will now take place at High Hazels Park, Darnall. 10am
The start will be down-slope from where 'High Hazel Park Playground' is marked on Google Maps.
Access is via Catley Rd (off Greenland Road) or Oliver's Mount / Senior Road (off Handsworth Road), There is some off-road parking close to the park on Catley Road. otherwise it is roadside parking."
Primary School Relays 2022
19/03/22 - Y5/6 Relays - Castle Dike Playing Fields, Ringinglow Road
26/03/22 - Y3/4 Relays - Currently scheduled for Hillsborough Park, but the venue may need to be changed due to ongoing groundworks at the park
General Information about the Relays
- There will be two races at each of the events – a Girls race and a Boys race
- Schools can enter as many teams as they wish.
- 4 runners make up a team. Each runner runs a lap which will be slightly shorter than full League distance.
- Registration is on the day and all numbers and pins will be provided. Numbers must be pinned to the FRONT of the vest or t shirt.
- All runners in a team have the same number, but the first runner will also have A on their number, the second runner B, and so on.
- All runners will be called up at the same time before the start of their race. A runners will all start together from the start line, while B,C and D runners will be kept in ‘pens’ awaiting their turn.
- A school’s outgoing runner will be set off as their incoming runner crosses the finish line.
- There will be certificates for the top 3 teams in each race, awarded on the day, as well as a winners certificate for the winning school in each race.
- Incomplete school teams will be encouraged to ‘adopt’ a runner (or runners) from another school in order to make a complete team. This should enable all those turning up on the day to get a run, although mixed school teams cannot be awarded certificates.
Race 7 - Brunswick Saturday 12th March
This is the last race, in the league, for season 21/22 and we want to wish all the children a fantastic race. Please ensure you give in your results and make sure your schools results manager updates the results on the google doc.
IMPORTANT! The last day to update the 7 league races on the google doc will be Tuesday 15th March and after this date the document will no longer be available to edit.
If there are any schools who have not been in touch with Claire Sanderson yet, please make sure you do ASAP. Claire kindly took on the task of the overall results part way through this season after finding out no one had volunteered. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and is the contact for all the people involved in updating their schools results. (She is unable to answer any other cross country related questions)
After the race at Brunswick on the 12th March, we will be presenting the City Champs trophies and medals to the top 3 individuals and Teams.
League results (how they are calculated)
Each runner who crosses the line in the top ten will be awarded points, their best 5 results out of the 7 races go towards their overall points for the season.
There will be certificates for the top ten individuals, medals and trophies for the top individuals and Teams, which will be presented after the relays.
Y5/6 relays Saturday 19th March at Castle Dyke
Y3/4 relays Saturday 26th at Hillsborough Park
Primary Cross Country Championships
Graves Park, 26/02/22
A great turnout from schools and a great morning of sport for runners and spectators alike. All races had fields of over a hundred, with 161 taking part in the Y3/4 Boys race. This age group saw the first three finishers all coming from Mylnhurst School and in the end they just pipped Dobcroft to the team title …… but there was only one point in it. Congratulations to Dobcroft for winning the other three age groups and congratulations to all of you who took part and ran for your school. Team trophies will be presented at the relay races.
Finally, a big thank you is due to all those who set out the courses, marshalled, managed the finish funnels, handed out finish place tickets, recorded names and processed the results, without whom none of this would have taken place.
Y3/4 Girls (113 runners)
1 Dobcroft (37)
2 Nether Green (76)
3 Westways (100)
Y3/4 Boys (161 runners)
1 Mylnhurst (58)
2 Dobcroft (59)
3 Carfield (87)
Y5/6 Girls (116 runners)
1 Dobcroft A (20)
2 Westways (37)
3 Dobcroft B (65)
Y5/6 Boys (142 runners)
1 Dobcroft (43)
2 Westways (91)
3 Lydgate (93)
Remaining Primary Schools XC Events 2022
26/02/22 XC Championships, Graves Park - Championships presentations for individuals and teams
12/03/22 Final XC League, Brunswick Primary School - This is a rearranged
19/03/22 Y5/6 XC Relays, Castle Dyke playing fields - Y5/6 League and Relays presentations
26/03/22 Y3/4 XC Relays, Hillsborough Park - This is a rearranged date Y3/4 League and Relays presentations
Primary Schools Cross Country Championships