Mud and Puddles Galore at the Small Schools Cross Country Competition

Girls racing

The main attraction of this year’s South Cambs School Sports Partnership Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Small Schools Cross Country Competitions at Milton Country Park was the mud and puddles. The rain kindly held off for the races so all the children could enjoy their cross country competition.

It was a spirit of fun and enjoyment that filled the venue as 500 school children competed for individual honours and team pride.

One of the overriding aspects was the sense of sportsmanship on display throughout the competition, with a year 5 boy helping his classmate make it across the finish line.

Another key element was the pivotal role of the year 10 sports leaders from Impington Village College and the uniformed services students from CRC.

They were there to assist in the smooth running of the competition, but they were far more than just stewards, the Impington Leaders were amazing sweep runners encouraging those finding tough to keep going as well has handing out the all-important race positions. The CRC leaders marshalled the course and ensured that no one got lost on their way round.

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 were as follows:

Year 6
Boys Girls
1st James (Petersfield) Lila (Petersfield)
2nd Luca (Pathfinder) Isla (Burrough Green)
3rd Tom (Burrough Green) Ilana (Burrough Green)
Year 5
Boys Girls
1st Thomas (Harston and Newton) Anna (Thriplow)
2nd Sebastian (Harston and Newton) Zara (Thriplow)
3rd Patrick (Barrington) Elsa (Thriplow)



Year 4
Boys Girls
1st Harvey (Thriplow) Jessica (Barnabas Oley)
2nd Leo (Pathfinder) Tilda (Barrington)
3rd Will (Harston & Newton) Daisy (Barrington)
Year 3
Boys Girls
1st Archie (Petersfield) Sophie (Harston and Newton)
2nd Taylor (Thriplow) Martha (Thriplow)
3rd Maddox (Burrough Green) Jasmine (Harston and Newton)


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

Year 3/4 Team Results Year 5/6 Team Results
1st Haslingfield Burrough Green
2nd Harston & Newton Harston & Newton
3rd Thriplow Thriplow
4th Coton Elsworth
5th Petersfield Petersfield
6th Barrington Coton
7th Barrington
8th Guilden Morden

Other schools that took part but did not qualify for the team competitions were: Trumpington Park, Fen Drayton, Barnabas Oley, Pathfinder, Castle Camps, Barton and Dry Drayton.


As well as the race and team winners we have our School Games Values award, for this event we chose self-belief and determination as the two values. The following schools and individuals were nominated for these awards:

Louise – Pathfinder

Xanthe – Castle Camps

Nadir, Karolina and Yera – Trumpington Park

Jayden and Hashir – Harston and Newton

Burrough Green Team


You can view further photos from the event on our Facebook page.


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