The main attraction of this year’s South Cambs School Sports Partnership Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Small Schools Cross Country Competitions at Milton Country Park was the mud and puddles. The rain kindly held off for the races so all the children could enjoy their cross country competition.
It was a spirit of fun and enjoyment that filled the venue as 500 school children competed for individual honours and team pride.
One of the overriding aspects was the sense of sportsmanship on display throughout the competition, with a year 5 boy helping his classmate make it across the finish line.
Another key element was the pivotal role of the year 10 sports leaders from Impington Village College and the uniformed services students from CRC.
They were there to assist in the smooth running of the competition, but they were far more than just stewards, the Impington Leaders were amazing sweep runners encouraging those finding tough to keep going as well has handing out the all-important race positions. The CRC leaders marshalled the course and ensured that no one got lost on their way round.
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 were as follows:
|1st||James (Petersfield)||Lila (Petersfield)|
|2nd||Luca (Pathfinder)||Isla (Burrough Green)|
|3rd||Tom (Burrough Green)||Ilana (Burrough Green)|
|1st||Thomas (Harston and Newton)||Anna (Thriplow)|
|2nd||Sebastian (Harston and Newton)||Zara (Thriplow)|
|3rd||Patrick (Barrington)||Elsa (Thriplow)|
|1st||Harvey (Thriplow)||Jessica (Barnabas Oley)|
|2nd||Leo (Pathfinder)||Tilda (Barrington)|
|3rd||Will (Harston & Newton)||Daisy (Barrington)|
|1st||Archie (Petersfield)||Sophie (Harston and Newton)|
|2nd||Taylor (Thriplow)||Martha (Thriplow)|
|3rd||Maddox (Burrough Green)||Jasmine (Harston and Newton)|
The overall team results were as follows (only schools that had entered a team for all four races could qualify for the overall team competition):
|Year 3/4 Team Results||Year 5/6 Team Results|
|2nd||Harston & Newton||Harston & Newton|
Other schools that took part but did not qualify for the team competitions were: Trumpington Park, Fen Drayton, Barnabas Oley, Pathfinder, Castle Camps, Barton and Dry Drayton.
As well as the race and team winners we have our School Games Values award, for this event we chose self-belief and determination as the two values. The following schools and individuals were nominated for these awards:
Louise – Pathfinder
Xanthe – Castle Camps
Nadir, Karolina and Yera – Trumpington Park
Jayden and Hashir – Harston and Newton
Burrough Green Team
You can view further photos from the event on our Facebook page.