Area Cross-Country Championships take place either side of Christmas for Minors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.
The SSAA Championships take place at the end of January, or beginning of February, with 20 athletes representing each Area in each age group.
10 athletes per age group are selected to go forward to the South-West Championships which are held in February.
8 athletes per age group (but not Minors) go forward to represent the County at the ESAA Championships which are traditionally held on the third Saturday in March.
The first 8 athletes in the Junior and Intermediate races at the ESAA Championships are selected to represent England in the SIAB Home International.
SSAA Junior Cross-Country Championships (for year 7 and year 8 athletes) take place at the end of February, with entries coming direct from schools.