Skip to main content

OSAA - Cross-Country

Oxfordshire English Schools XC Team 2023
Oxfordshire's 2023 English Schools Cross-Country Team. Our Senior Boys (pictured top left), finished 6th best team nationally - a new county record advancing on their 7th place finish in 2022! 

Each year, Oxfordshire select 8 athletes from each group to make up a team of 46 to complete at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships. Qualification is earnt through the Oxfordshire Schools XC Championships, where the top 6 finishers are guaranteed selection. Positions 7 and 8 on the team are decided upon a discretionary basis. 

Oxfordshire's performances at the English Schools XC championships over the past 32 years can be viewed HERE

Events:

  • 2025 Oxfordshire Schools XC Championships
    Date: Monday 27th January 2025 
    Location: Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

     

  • 2025 English Schools XC Championships
    Date: Saturday 15th March 2025 
    Location: Ardingly Showground, Haywards Heath, RH17 6TL

2024 Oxfordshire Schools XC Championships results: https://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16418&RId=856

2024 English Schools XC Championships Results: https://results.sporthive.com/events/7172954061333856256

English Schools XC proves to be one of the most prestigious and competitive races of the year. The likes of Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe have won previous editions. 

The first 8 finishers in both the Junior and Intermediate races will be selected to represent England Schools at the SIAB (British Schools) International. Oxfordshire were proudly represented by Isla McGowan in both the 2022 and 2023 SIAB International. 

Oxfordshire ESAA XC Medallists 

  • 1963 - Terry Smart - Junior Boys - Silver
  • 1963 - Nick Barton - Senior Boys - Gold 
  • 1971 - Ray Crabb - Inter Boys - Silver 
  • 1981 - Sarah Alt - Senior Girls - Gold
  • 1993 - Nikki Slater - Senior Girls - Gold
  • 1994 - Nikki Slater - Senior Girls - Gold
  • 1995 - Hatti Dean - Junior Girls - Silver
  • 1998 - Hatti Dean - Inter Girls - Bronze
  • 1999 - Hatti Dean - Senior Girls - Gold
  • 2022 - Isla McGowan - Junior Girls - Silver
  • 2023 - Isla McGowan - Inter Girls - Bronze
  • 2024 - Quinn Miell-Ingram - Senior Boys - Bronze