Wiltshire Schools' Athletics Association

Further details concerning Nationals XC Championships
18 Feb 2024

Nationals XC Championships: Further Info

Here some further information concerning the National Cross-Contry Championship in March.

Returning home: We hope to leave pontefract by 4.30 and return to Swindon orbital by 9.30 and Salisbury rugby club by 10.30

English School’s Cross Country Championship 2024
11 Feb 2024

WSAA Team for Nationals XC Championships

Firstly a Huge thank you and well done to all who competed at the SW races. Fine performances by all and a special well done to the Inter Boys who came second as a team. Many thanks to all parents for their great support. Also to all our team managers, many of whom are new to Cross country.

Congratulations to those athletes selected to represent Wiltshire at the 2024 National Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday 16th March at Pontefract Race Course, near Leeds.

If you have a place on the team but are NOT able to compete, please let Andy Scrase know ASAP.

We are travelling up by coach the day before. For further information see Information Letter

Note for the Salisbury pickup: we are meeting at the Rugby club as the coach station is temporarily closed.

Please remember to bring money for your evening meal and extra for snacks as necessary for Saturday.

The weather can be changeable, very wet and cold so please ensure that you have brought plenty of warm clothing, and changes of footwear, with bags for all wet kit.

If parents are coming up to support us, we are staying at the Leeds East Premier Inn. Please do not book in there as we follow the guidelines of Wiltshire Schools Safeguarding Policy. Could you also please wait until all their team presentations are finished before you leave with your athlete.

Should you require any further information about this event, please contact lead myself.

Andy Scrase, Lead Team Manager

South West Schools' AA Cross Country Championships
21 Jan 2024

South West Schools' AA Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to those athletes selected to represent Wiltshire at the South West Cross Country championships to be held on Saturday 3rd February at RNAS Merryfield, Ilton, Somerset. Further details about the event available here.

Wiltshire Team for the SW XC Championships

If you have a place on the team but are NOT able to compete, please let Andy Scrase know ASAP.

Transport to the SW will not be provided this year.

All athletes must arrive by 12.00AM to give sufficient time to register for their race, meet their team manager and walk the course. Late arrivals may not be able to race. If you require a Wiltshire vest then you can purchase one on arrival at a cost of £20.00 (cash only - no cheques or cards please).

Please ensure that you provide your personal details to Andy Scrase before the competition date. You can do this by completing the online form:
WSAA SW and Nationals 2024.

If you need any further information about this event, please contact the lead Team Manager Andy Scrase (apscrase@btinternet.com)

Payment, if needed, can be made by cheque or BACS

  • Cheques should be made payable to Wiltshire Schools’ Athletic Association (or WSAA) and sent to the WSAA treasurer Mrs W Bown, 131 Countess Road, Amesbury, Wilts. SP4 7AR
  • BACS payments to Sort code: 309159 Account Number: 01019624
When making payment please state your name and school.

Treasurer email: wbown@outlook.com

Good luck!

WSAA Cross Country Championship 2024
12 Jan 2024

The WSAA Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 13th January 2024


Sheldon School
Hardenhuish Lane
SN14 6HJ


The School site will be open from 9.30am. Please do not arrive before this time as the site will be in a state of preparation. The course opens at 09:45. The first race starts at 10:45.

Teams should arrive between 09:30 & 09:45.

The Cross Country Course will be open from 10.00am


Minibuses please park in the long bus bay at main Hardenhuish / Sheldon entrance

Visitors from North Wilts & Swindon use North entrance – Sheldon main drive to reception (Jubilee Drive)

Visitors from West Wilts, Kennet & Salisbury use South entrance – Service Drive by Site Manager’s bungalow to playground parking

The Hardenhuish Campus is also open and available for parking – there is an excellent view of the campus from this area.


Please note, we can only accept cash for programmes and refreshments.

Entry is by programme, price £2.00 for adults (U-18 free). Programmes will be on sale at the exit from the car parks to the courses. Programmes will contain the names of every athlete entered and a map of the courses.

Dogs are not permitted on site as this is a school campus. Ball games are also prohibited. Sorry!


WOW cakes and Hot Drinks will be on sale from 09:30.

Please continue to support WSAA by enjoying the refreshments on offer and purchasing a programme. Without your support we would not be able to run our Cross Country Championship.


Team managers! Thank you for your entries. Please now verify these are all present and correct by inspecting the Entries in the Events section below.

Kennet Chris Ferris
North Wilts Scott Ferguson
Salisbury Richard Demain Griffiths
Swindon Corinne Hunter
West Wilts Jason Carter


10.45 Senior Boys (Y12&13) 6,615m Entries Map
10.46 Year 7 Girls (Y7) 2,370m Entries Map
11.10 Senior Girls (Y12&13)
Inter Girls (Y10 &Y11)
3,860m Entries
11.25 Year 7 Boys 2,700m Entries Map
11.35 Junior Girls (Y8 & Y9) 3,280m Entries Map
11.45 Junior Boys (Y8 & Y9) 3,860m Entries Map
12:00 Intermediate Boys (Y10 & Y11) 5,580m Entries Map


South West School’s Cross Country Championship

If you finish in the top 13 of your race you will be asked afterwards, in the Results Hub, whether or not you are available to compete in the SW School’s Championship. We will require a Yes or a No from you at this time. For each age group we enter a team of 10 plus 3 reserves. Thank you.