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KS1 Cross country competition

After a very long break from inter-school events, we were finally able to take part in our first competition for a long while. On Thursday morning Mr Sayer and Mrs Walker took a team of 24 very excited children (12 Year 2 children and 12 Year 1 children) to Garon Park to take part in a cross country competition.

It was a perfect Autumn morning for running. The sun was shining and the grass had dried out from the rain. It was a little breezy in places especially on the finishing straight where the children had to sprint into the wind.

19 schools took part, although a couple of schools didn't have a full squad, there were at least 100 children per race! All children ran 900m.

There were 4 races:

  • Year 2 Girls

  • Year 2 Boys

  • Year 1 Girls

  • Year 1 Boys

First up were the Year 2 girls. A fantastic start with Sophia coming 2nd and earning herself a silver medal.

Next were the Year 2 boys. A special mention to Albert, as his shoe came off right at the start of the race and he ran the rest of the race with one trainer on and came in a very respectable 14th.

Then came the Year 1 girls, here we nearly had a refusal that came with a few nervous tears but with the encouragement of staff and her peers, she managed to complete the race. Our top placement in this race was 12th from Hana.

Last but not least came the Year 1 boys who had waited very patiently for their turn whilst cheering on all their peers. This was a very close run race, Harry was our top placed runner in this race with a great 8th place.

All the children did us proud, with the walk to and from the venue, behaviour at the event and mostly for trying their best during the race.

Our thanks go to Mr R (Sophia's dad) for his help on the day.

Results are in, these are hot off the press:

  • Year 2 Girls and Boys both came in 6th out of 19 schools.

  • Year 1 Girls and Boys both came in 3rd out of 19 schools.

  • Overall our Hamstel team came in 3rd – fantastic effort and achievement!!


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