Last Saturday, 650 children representing 53 Schools at primary and secondary level were competing in the 11th Wycombe Phoenix Schools’ Cross Country event at Hughenden Valley. This was an ideal opportunity for some of our Year 5 and 6 athletes to get an early season run under their belt.
The Year 5 course took the children round a hilly 1500m circuit, whilst Year 6 children had to endure an extra 500m loop. The children also had to cross a rather cold stream twice, to add to their discomfort!
Autumn arrived with chilly conditions and some torrential downpours made it difficult for children, spectators and organisers alike. Several runners finished without their race number as these had simply disintegrated in the rain.
The first three runners from each team scored points in the team event.
Year 5 Boys (97 runners) - Team Gold
Cormac N 2nd (7.04), Alex P 6th (7.28), Brandon N-C 7th (7.31) Noah B-M 46th (8.39) Ethan H 71st
Well done to Ethan for finishing despite only having one boot on in the latter stages of the race. (9.14)
Year 5 Girls (70 runners) - Team Silver
Esme Y 6th (8.06), Daisy S 8th (8.13) Jessica C 11th (8.36) Lucy L 18th ( 8.56) and Eva B 23rd (9.04) and Isabella J 26th (9.11) Georgia M 29th (9.18)
Year 6 Boys (85 runners) - Team 5th
Zach R 2nd (9.29), James P 25th (10.43) Harry O’C-P 44th (11.27) and Sam A 46th (11.31).
Year 6 Girls (72 runners)
Sophie A 17th (12.30), Helen N 20th, (12.40) unplaced team due to insufficient runners
Thanks go to Wycombe Phoenix for organising the event and all the spectators that braved the rain and cold.
Please remember the next run is on 18 October, at RAF Halton (details on the Sports Notice Board). First race 0930 (Year 3 boys). Please take running kit, boots or spikes home on Friday 17 October.