We were pleased that the sun came out for the South Cambs School Sports Partnerships Cross Country competition held at Wimpole Hall Estate on the 28th November. Running conditions were a little muddy underfoot but the course held out for the 800 runners who had come to compete for their school in this annual event.
After the success of last year’s year 3 & 4 competition we decided to run it again but this year to reduce waiting time we ran the girls and boys together. The year 5 & 6 competition was run as separate races for girls and boys giving us a total of six races run over the 1600m, one lap course.
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.
In the Year 5/6 team competition Swavesey Primary took the trophy from Linton Heights gaining the title of South Cambs champions, 1st and 3rd positions in both the year 5 boys and girls team competitions helping them to secure success. The second and third overall teams were the same as last year with Histon and Impington Juniors coming second and Cottenham Primary coming third.
The individual results for runners in year 5 & 6 were as follows:
|Year 6 Boys||Year 6 Girls|
|1st||Jack Crisp||Histon & Impington||Nicole Kitooke||Bar Hill|
|2nd||Marcel Corey||Linton Heights||Rose Green||The Meadow|
|3rd||Rupert Tideswell||Linton Heights||Daisy Garner||Cottenham|
|Year 5 Boys||Year 5 Girls|
|1st||Ivan Hristoskov||Swavesey||Evie Flockhart||Swavesey|
|2nd||Lewis Kincaid||Histon & Impington||Abbie Tod||Bar Hill|
|3rd||George Jennings||Swavesey||Sheila Briginshaw||Swavesey|
In the Year 3/4 team competition again the top 3 placed finishers for each school counted. This year the younger children from Linton Heights ran superbly to claim the trophy for first place, closely followed by Histon and Impington in second and Swavesey in third.
The individual results for runners in year 3 & 4 were as follows:
|Year 4 Boys||Year 4 Girls|
|1st||Thomas Richards||Swavesey||Cressida Hughes||Linton|
|2nd||George Harrison||Swavesey||Ella Watkinson||Girton Glebe|
|3rd||Edward Jennings||Swavesey||Charlotte Storer||Histon & Impington|
|Year 3 Boys||Year 3 Girls|
|1st||Edward Fuller||Willingham||Casey Burridge||Linton Heights|
|2nd||Finlay Saward||Swavesey||Imogen Tooley||Steeple Morden|
|3rd||Robert Fuller||Willingham||Imogen Reddish||Swavesey|
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||Histon & Impington||Histon & Impington|
|9th||The Meadow||The Vine|
|10th||Steeple Morden||Monkfield Park|
|12th||Jeavons Wood||Girton Glebe|
|13th||Fenstanton & Hilton|
Other schools taking part were Elsworth and Melbourn.
Our School Games Values for this event were ‘Determination’ and ‘Self Belief’ and there were many children who showed these during the morning. This year we asked each school to nominate a child from their school that demonstrated one or both of these. At the end of the event we handed out individual awards to the following children who had shown real determination and/or self belief during the competition:
Sasha William-Movoz – Swavesey Primary
Elizabeth Cvrcek – Histon and Impington Juniors
Isla Overton – Willingham
Liam Place – Caldecote
Evie Reynolds – Fenstanton and Hilton
Lara Middleton – Hatton Park
Henry Bathmaker – Steeple Morden
Edward Pentland – Waterbeach
Amber Zazhanje – Linton Heights
Esther Morris – The Meadow
Dexter Griffin – Melbourn
Annabelle Fairley – Cottenham
Jessica Eaton – Monkfield Park
Ragavan – Bar Hill
Ruth Faulkner – Girton Glebe
Thanks must go to the Sports Leaders from Bassingbourn Village College and Comberton Village College as well as the uniformed services group from Cambridge Regional College and Hoohaah Alison and Harmony who helped us to ensure the smooth running of the event on the day. Also a huge thank you to the National Trust for allowing us to use the beautiful setting that is Wimpole Estate.
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