After the disappointment of having to postpone this annual event due to the high winds on 29th November, we saw some spectacular running at Wimpole Hall Estate on Thursday 6th December from 20 big schools from across South Cambridgeshire. Conditions couldn’t have been better for the 800+ runners that took part in the event, the temperature was perfect with just a slight breeze.
Thanks must go to the Sports Leaders and staff from Bassingbourn Village College and Comberton Village College and Hoohaah Alison. Without these amazing people we would not be able to hold such a huge and smoothly run event. Also a huge thank you to the National Trust for allowing us to use the stunning setting that is Wimpole Estate.
The atmosphere was buzzing as all of the runners were cheered on at the start and finish of the course by fellow pupils, staff and parents that had come to spectate! Each race was hotly contested with runners keen to achieve their personal best and do their bit for the school team in pursuit of either the Year 3/4 or Year 5/6 Team Trophy.
The top three placed runners in each school team scored for their team but individuals could also enter to compete for one of the top three medal winning positions in each race.
The individual results for runners in year 5 & 6 were as follows:
|Year 6 Boys||Year 6 Girls|
|1st||George Jennings||Swavesey||Evie Flockhart||Swavesey|
|2nd||Lewis Kincaid||Histon & Impington||Isobel||Cottenham|
|3rd||Ivan Hristoskov||Swavesey||Ruby Parson||Hatton Park|
|Year 5 Boys||Year 5 Girls|
|1st||George Harrison||Swavesey||Cressida Huges||Linton Heights|
|2nd||Thomas Richards||Swavesey||Ella Watkinson||Girton Glebe|
|3rd||Edward Jennings||Swavesey||Charissa Tsatsa||Histon & Impington|
The individual results for runners in year 3 & 4 were as follows:
|Year 4 Boys||Year 4 Girls|
|1st||Finlay Saward||Swavesey||Imogen Reddish||Swavesey|
|2nd||Harry Dillnut||Histon & Impington||Peggy Inman||Cottenham|
|3rd||Issac Watson||Histon & Impington||Ava Levitt||Cottenham|
|Year 3 Boys||Year 3 Girls|
|1st||Dylan Jenkins||Jeavons Wood||Sophie Duncan||Histon & Impington|
|2nd||Alex Dabrowski||Histon & Impington||Courtney Carter||Swavesey|
|3rd||Luke Callum||Jeavons Wood||Molly Richards||Swavesey|
In the Year 5/6 team competition Swavesey stormed ahead to retain the top team position with a massive points lead over second place Cottenham who were followed by Histon and Impington Junior school who finished third.
In the Year 3/4 team competition we saw a much closer finish between Histon and Impington and Swavesey with Histon and Impington taking the top place with a point’s difference of just 7! In third place this year was Hardwick and Cambourne Community School, this is an amazing achievement given that this is their first time at our cross country event.
The overall team results were as follows (only schools that had entered a team for all four races in Year could qualify for the overall team competition):
|YEAR 5 & 6|
|3||Histon & Impington||202|
|4||Fenstanton & Hilton||298|
|8||Milton Primary School||392|
|8||Hardwick & Cambourne||392|
|YEAR 3 & 4|
|1||Histon & Impington||87|
|3||Hardwick & Cambourne||240|
|5||Fenstanton & Hilton||354|
|9||Milton Primary School||443|
Other schools taking part were The Meadow, Melbourn & Over.
As well as the amazing efforts made by our young runners during the event, we have our Spirit of the Games awards. This award is given to those young people that, on the day, showed Determination and Self Belief. The winners of this award were:
Ellie – Melbourn Primary
Daisy – The Vine Inter-Church Primary
Lily – Jeavons Wood Primary
Alex – Milton Primary
Oscar – Cottenham Primary
Beren – Girton Glebe
Ed – Steeple Morden Primary
Sheila – Swavesey Primary