With a crisp chill to the air and a low winter sun over the school playing fields, our Year 6s waited excitedly for the start of the cross country event.
Before the race, the children were encouraged to give their all and not get to the end of the race wishing they had tried harder. They certainly took this to heart and every child did their absolute best from start to finish. It is so important in a cross-country race to pace yourself and not start too quickly, and it was pleasing to see the boys and girls took this advice on board throughout the race.
It was a tight affair at the front of the girls’ race, with Anna, Sophie and Florence battling it out to lead the event. With three bends of the course to go, Sophie saw her chance to overtake Anna but this lead didn’t last long, with Anna really digging in and retaking the lead in the final stretch. Sam set the pace from the outset for the boys with a dominant performance, keeping a substantial gap between him and the rest of the group throughout. Angus and Oscar were involved in a great battle for second place, though they still motivated and helped each other when things got tough. In the end, Oscar just got the better of Angus in the sprint to the line. Special mention goes to Benedict and Alex, who were truly brilliant and showed true grit and determination throughout.
Well done to all of Year 6 for a super cross-country event!