Friendship Run Fun

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The main focus of our first Virtual Event this year was  FRIENDSHIP, FUN and WELLBEING and it was clear that there was plenty of this on display in all the schools that took part in our the Friendship Run week organised the week before half term. We had an amazing 24 schools take part with over 3400 children involved in one of the many challenges that were organised within their school, these ranged from scavenger hunts to personal challenges, like how far can you run in one week to the timed mile competition.

Our annual Cross Country competitions are usually the highlight of this term for us, mainly as we are able to bring so many children together at once so to not be able to run them was a real disappointment for us. However to still be able to have an event where so many children could come together whilst being apart was fantastic. It was great to hear so many positive stories back from schools:

“I just wanted to say how well they (the virtual run and challenges) have been received by children, staff and parents. It has been truly amazing to see the personal achievements made and the very rosy cheeked children coming in from their sessions. The children have grown in their love of running!!” Histon and Impington Junior School


“Squirells (Year 1/2) from Castle Camps did some activities from the sheet like shuttle runs etc. They had great fun all cheering each other on.”


“Thank you for the opportunity and the organisation for the Friendship Run. We participated as a whole school and the children completed the booklet as well as keeping class miles. We had records of some classes running over 62 miles. We also organised a virtual run for all classes to run at the same time online and we did a mile as staff members.” University of Cambridge Primary School


“It has been inspiring watching our children take part in their Friendship Mile activities this week whilst embracing the Spirit of the Games values of determination and self-belief and we celebrated these achievements in assembly today.” Meldreth


Whilst the main focus of this event was participation there was also a timed mile for those children who are motivated by a bit of competition. The challenge was to see how fast you can run 1 mile. There were a few schools where they did not complete a timed mile within school but pupils were motivated enough to compete in this challenge themselves out of school, which is fantastic! Well done to Isabelle (yr6) from Girton Glebe, Willem (yr4) from Meldreth, William (yr5) and Isabelle (yr2) both from Pendragon, we were really impressed with your determination and commitment to take part in the competition.

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Individual timed mile


Schools have been given certificates to award within school for their own fastest runners in each year group but we have also collated the results across our partnership in order to identify the overall year group winners, these results are detailed below. For those children who came first, second or third in their category and year group there are medals and certificates being sent out now. At the time of writing this we are still eagerly awaiting the results for the county competition to find out who will be the fastest runners across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

BOYS     GIRLS    
Histon JuniorArnas6M05:52Over Primary SchoolAnnabel6F06:45
Over Primary SchoolJonty6M06:04Over Primary SchoolAmy6F07:01
Over Primary SchoolJonathan6M06:04Over Primary SchoolConnie6F07:10
Over Primary SchoolFelix5M06:19Over Primary SchoolDotty5F07:32
Over Primary SchoolToby5M06:30Over Primary SchoolDarcey5F07:32
Over Primary SchoolLeo5M06:37BarringtonTilda5F07:35
Harston & NewtonSimon4M07:05UCPSSophia4F07:10
Histon JuniorBenji4M07:37Harston & NewtonSophie4F07:30
Histon JuniorWilliam3M08:02Harston & NewtonLauren3F08:15
Harston & NewtonHari3M08:06Histon JuniorSophia3F08:19
Histon JuniorKian3M08:09Histon JuniorAmelia3F08:23
Harston & NewtonGeorge2M10:44Harston & NewtonAlenka2F10:24
Harston & NewtonIan2M11:40Harston & NewtonBeatrice2F10:44
Harston & NewtonChris2M11:47PendragonIsabelle S2F11:59
Harston & NewtonEddie1M11:17Harston & NewtonPoppy1F10:49
Harston & NewtonJaxon1M12:37Harston & NewtonKaysharna1F12:17
Harston & NewtonParker1M14:00Harston & NewtonLux1F14:52

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