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Area Cross Country

It was a beautiful autumnal evening at Test Valley School on Wednesday evening for the area cross country event for years 3-6. After a warm welcome from the sports leaders who led some stretches and walked the course with the competitors the event began with the year 3 fun run. Robyn, Sebastien, George and Grace all ran a very solid lap and a half of the course enjoying their first taste of KS 2 competition.

Maddie and Ellie D were next up with Maddie taking an early lead in the year 4 girls race. Both girls ran an amazing steadily paced race with Maddie maintaining and then extending here lead to win by a good distance. Toby and Freddie, who stepped up to represent year 4 boys, followed on with some brilliant team running coming in 3rd and 4th consecutively.

The racing ramped up for the year 5s and 6s with some extremely strong runners from across the cluster schools, outpacing the sport leaders at some points! Sophie and Primrose ran a very strong race for the year 5 girls followed by Aaron and Henry who blew the other year 5 boys off the course with a 1st and 2nd. A huge well done to Grace, Isla, Chloe, Callum, Kier and Oli who ran in very strong fields for the year 6s against some outstanding competition.

As a team we missed out on first place by a gutting 1 point but we absolutely deserved 2nd place and the team have come away from the first event of the year proud of what they have achieved. A superb effort from all the runners – really great running from everyone.