Big Schools, Big Efforts.


After the disappointment of having to postpone this annual event due to the high winds on 29th November, we saw some spectacular running at Wimpole Hall Estate on Thursday 6th December from 20 big schools from across South Cambridgeshire. Conditions couldn’t have been better for the 800+ runners that took part in the event, the temperature was perfect with just a slight breeze.

Thanks must go to the Sports Leaders and staff from Bassingbourn Village College and Comberton Village College and Hoohaah Alison. Without these amazing people we would not be able to hold such a huge and smoothly run event. Also a huge thank you to the National Trust for allowing us to use the stunning setting that is Wimpole Estate.

The atmosphere was buzzing as all of the runners were cheered on at the start and finish of the course by fellow pupils, staff and parents that had come to spectate! Each race was hotly contested with runners keen to achieve their personal best and do their bit for the school team in pursuit of either the Year 3/4 or Year 5/6 Team Trophy.

The top three placed runners in each school team scored for their team but individuals could also enter to compete for one of the top three medal winning positions in each race.

The individual results for runners in year 5 & 6 were as follows:

Year 6 Boys      Year 6 Girls
1st George Jennings Swavesey Evie Flockhart Swavesey
2nd Lewis Kincaid Histon & Impington Isobel Cottenham
3rd Ivan Hristoskov Swavesey Ruby Parson Hatton Park


Year 5 Boys      Year 5 Girls  
1st George Harrison Swavesey Cressida Huges Linton Heights
2nd Thomas Richards Swavesey Ella Watkinson Girton Glebe
3rd Edward Jennings Swavesey Charissa Tsatsa Histon & Impington


The individual results for runners in year 3 & 4 were as follows:

Year 4 Boys      Year 4 Girls  
1st Finlay Saward Swavesey Imogen Reddish Swavesey
2nd Harry Dillnut Histon & Impington Peggy Inman Cottenham
3rd Issac Watson Histon & Impington Ava Levitt Cottenham


Year 3 Boys      Year 3 Girls
1st Dylan Jenkins Jeavons Wood Sophie Duncan Histon & Impington
2nd Alex Dabrowski Histon & Impington Courtney Carter Swavesey
3rd Luke Callum Jeavons Wood Molly Richards Swavesey

In the Year 5/6 team competition Swavesey stormed ahead to retain the top team position with a massive points lead over second place Cottenham who were followed by Histon and Impington Junior school who finished third.

In the Year 3/4 team competition we saw a much closer finish between Histon and Impington and Swavesey with Histon and Impington taking the top place with a point’s difference of just 7! In third place this year was Hardwick and Cambourne Community School, this is an amazing achievement given that this is their first time at our cross country event.


The overall team results were as follows (only schools that had entered a team for all four races in Year could qualify for the overall team competition):

YEAR 5 & 6
Position School Points
1 Swavesey 85
2 Cottenham 163
3 Histon & Impington 202
4 Fenstanton & Hilton 298
5 Willingham 321
6 The Vine 362
7 Linton 367
8 Milton Primary School 392
8 Hardwick & Cambourne 392
10 Bassingbourn 427
11 Waterbeach 447
12 Girton Glebe 499
13 Hatton Park 597
14 Monkfield Park 627
15 Bar Hill 769
16 Steeple Morden 805



YEAR 3 & 4
Position School Points
1 Histon & Impington 87
2 Swavesey 94
3 Hardwick & Cambourne 240
4 Willingham 288
5 Fenstanton & Hilton 354
6 Steeple Morden 387
7 Linton 432
8 Monkfield Park 437
9 Milton Primary School 443
10 Jeavons Wood 454
11 The Vine 473

Other schools taking part were The Meadow, Melbourn & Over.

As well as the amazing efforts made by our young runners during the event, we have our Spirit of the Games awards. This award is given to those young people that, on the day, showed Determination and Self Belief. The winners of this award were:

Ellie – Melbourn Primary

Daisy – The Vine Inter-Church Primary

Lily – Jeavons Wood Primary

Alex – Milton Primary

Oscar – Cottenham Primary

Beren – Girton Glebe

Ed – Steeple Morden Primary

Sheila – Swavesey Primary



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