County Cross Country Championships
On Sunday 8th January I had the pleasure or taking a group of 11 runners from the school to the Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championships held at Priory Park, St Neots. This was the first time the school has taken children to this event and we were competing against children from large athletic clubs including the nationally renowned Cambridge and Coleridge, Hunts AC and March AC. All of the children performed brilliantly both individually and as teams. It was a joy to see how much both the girls and boys teams cheered on each other.
The boys race took place first with Derek, James and Eban all up with the leading pack right from the start. Coming down the hill and into the the last 300m it was anyone's race. James produced a fantastic sprint finish to end up with the silver medal, closely followed by Derek in 3rd. Benji was never far behind and finished an excellent 8th. Robert ran well to finish in 22nd.
Special mention to Eban, as our only Year 5 representative in the race. He looked as if he might get a medal with less than 200m to go but had to pull up within sight of the finish. He literally had given everything but still managed to gather himself to walk to the end and finish 21st. I am sure he will medal next year! We heard shortly after the finish that the boys had won team gold with a combined total of 14 points.
The girls under 11s race took place next and it was a very quick start, especially given it was uphill for the first 400m! The school were led home by Lucy who finished a fantastic 2nd and only three seconds behind the winner. Carys was a brilliant 4th overtaking someone just before the line and was closely followed by Amelie in 6th(she will be able to run again next year!). Millie was in 13th place and Freya in 14th. Both of them showed incredible determination. We won gold in the girls' team event with a combined score of 12 points.
All in all, an amazing achievement. Well done to all the children and a huge thank you to Mr Fallon and the parents and carers who came along to support.