The Vale County Finals
On Wednesday morning, Mr Stoodley and Mrs Knight took seven of our amazing runners back to Tilsley Park for the Vale Cross Country finals, following their success in the local Abingdon event. They all did amazingly, showing real stamina and resilience and making our school proud. All the children place within the top 20, which is amazing considering there are 80 plus runners in every race. A huge congratulations to Phoebe in Year 4 and the girls Year 5/6 team (Esme, Mary, Darcey and Isabella) who will go through in March to the Oxfordshire County finals!
Abingdon Cross Country 2023!
So after weeks of training with Mr Stoodley we were ready for the Abingdon Schools Cross Country Competition. On Monday 2nd October we took 4 teams to Tilsley park to compete alongside another 10 schools.
We were extremely proud of all 24 competitiors, everyone completed the course, which is no easy feat and we ended up with some very good individual placings, including Phoebe (Y4) coming 2nd in the Year 3/4 girls race and Harrison (Y6) coming 2nd and Dorian (Y5) coming 3rd in the Year 5/6 boys race. A very big well done to the 3 of them!
However, it is a team event, with the total scores for the first 4 runners from each team to finish being added with the hope of getting the lowest total score. We are very proud of our Year 4 runners, the girls 3/4 came overall 6th and the boys 3/4 came overall 9th. The boys Year 5/6 did very well too, coming overall 5th but our team of the day was the Year 5/6 girls, with all 4 first runners coming in 15th place or below which resulted in them achieiving 2nd place overall! They will go on to represent Sutton Courtenay School at the Vale Cross Country Competion next term.