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Church of England Junior School

Basingstoke Cross Country

We had perfect weather conditions and St Mary’s could field 4 full squads...

After the initial cancellation of this event due to the snow. We had perfect weather conditions and St Mary’s could field 4 full squads, consisting of 10 children in each category at the Basingstoke Schools X Country Competition. 

First pupils put to the test were our year 3/4 girls who, once again our pupils proved just how resilient they were running further than they had ever done in training. With over 100 children in the race the girls should be proud of their achievement.

Raring to go, our dynamic year 4 boys proved that they are a force to be reckoned with; all setting off at a steady pace, which they maintained throughout the whole course. James had a fantastic run, finishing in 1st place whilst Matthew completed the course in 9th position, with excellent results from the rest of the team.

The year 5/6 races proved to be extremely challenging as Basingstoke has some talented distance runners in the town. Nevertheless, our pupils fought a brave battle with Alexis and Imogen qualifying to represent Basingstoke in the County Finals.

The year 5/6 boys had an extremely tough race, with so many talented boys all challenging for a top spot. Well done to Connor who will also represent Basingstoke in the County Finals.

All of our teams stayed to cheer on each other, sprinting across the field and shouting encouragement along the way.

St Mary’s are proud of everyone’s superb effort and our ever-supportive parents who always provide invaluable support to our staff and students.

A special thank you to our parents and staff who assisted with the team management.