Cross Country League
On June 9th we took part in the first of 3 Cross Country League events at Beacon Rise. We have two boys teams and one girls team. This was a tough 1000m course with a steep hill. In 24 degrees the children bravely took it on and were brilliant.
George Slade and Lily Bailey won the two races. Our boys team were second overall and our girls were third. We look forward to next week when we travel to Blackhorse for round 2.
Pomphrey Hill Cross Country Event 2016
We had our biggest ever team competing in this event, with 82 children from Years 3-6. It was a chance for the talented children we have to take on the rest of South Gloucestershire in a 1.2km race. The competition was fierce with 86 children in every race and most came down to a sprint finish.
In the Year 4 Boy's race, Luke Skinner finished 4th, which is a huge achievement for a Year 3! Mia Ademi was our first Year 4 girl to finish, in 30th place. In the Year 5, Archie Goater was 6th just ahead of Jack Hicks in 7th and Sam Hollister in 9th. With these combined finishes, the Year 5 boys were the overall team winners. In the Year 5 girls race, Stephanie Taylor was 17th.
In Year 6, George Slade and Lily Bailey both won their races, and with the help of Gracie Curtis (9th) and Chloe Huggins (19th) the Year 6 girls were the overall team winners.
Well done to everyone who took part!
Colston's Cross Country Event
On Thursday 10th March, 2016, 24 of our most talented runners took part in a cross country event at Colston's school. The course was extremely long and challenging, however, our children performed brilliantly. In the Boys Year 3/4 race, Luke Skinner (Year 3) came a very credible 14th out of 84. In the Boys Year 5/6 race, George Slade (Year 6) came an excellent 6th out of 84. Our best overall performance came in the Girls Year 5/6 race, Lily Bailey (Year 6) came an outstanding 3rd place out of 78.
Considering our children have never run over such a long distance, they showed determination and perseverance to compete against talented children from other schools. Their support for each other demonstrated outstanding teamwork and it was a pleasure to see children who had already raced, helping others around the course.
Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to our supporters who were excellent at cheering us on.