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Basingstoke Schools' Cross Country Competition

Basingstoke Schools' Cross Country 


On Tuesday 4th February 40 children represented St Mary’s at the Basingstoke School’s cross country event at Down Grange. First up were the year 3/4 girls, running in a field of about 140 children. Ester ran incredibly well to win the race overall and receive a medal. The 3/4 boys were next, in a very tough group. They all ran their best and the cheering from the sidelines spurred them on. The year 5/6 girls had to run a longer distance, and Alexis came home in the top ten meaning she was selected to represent the District in the next leg of the competition. Finally,

it was the 5/6 boys’ turn. They all ran superbly with an impressive three making the District team – James, Callum and Connor. All of the St Mary’s runners finished their races strongly and gave 100% effort in their performances. Well done to all the competitors who represented the school brilliantly – displaying perseverance and respect during their races and also whilst cheering on the other teams.  Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the children