Electric Atmosphere at the Cross Country Competition


The Cambridge School Sports Partnership hosted their inter school cross country competition at Netherhall School on Friday, 26th November. 700 pupils from 21 primary schools were very excited to be participating again after the event not taking place last year due to Covid-19.

It was a cold and blustery day, but excitement filled the air as children prepared for their races. Pupils were competing for individual honours and team pride as they raced round the 1 mile course on Netherhall School field, through the wooded copse and up the dreaded hill!


There were 8 races, with separate races for girls and boys in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The first 3 runners for each school counted towards the team competition and the first 3 individuals to cross the line received medals.

Individual results:

Year 3 girls 

1st Laia – St Matthews

2nd Olive – Burwell

3rd Daphne – Babraham

Year 3 boys 

1st Dylan – St Matthews

2nd Henry – William Westley

3rd Luke – William Westley

Year 4 girls 

1st Gabriella – Shirley

2nd Beatrice – Morley

3rd Jess – St Matthews

Year 4 boys 

1st Maguire – Newnham Croft

2nd Rayan – St Matthews

3rd Aurelio – St Matthews

Year 5 girls 

1st Isla – Milton Road

2nd Aeva-Jessica – Milton Road

3rd Maddie – William Westley

Year 5 boys 

1st James – William Westley

2nd Aiden – Burwell

3rd Taylor – William Westley

Year 6 girls 

1st Diana – St Laurence (who also won the Year 4 girls race back in 2019!)

2nd Alex – Milton Road

3rd Elena – Shirley

Year 6 boys 

1st Harry – Swaffham Bulbeck

2nd Torin – Morley

3rd Finley – Stapleford

Team Competition (only schools that had entered a team for all four races could qualify for the team competition):

With 4 top 3 places in the Year 3/4 races, it was St Matthew’s who took the team title, followed by William Westley in second place and Mayfield in third.

In the Year 5/6 team competition, Milton Road finished first, St Matthew’s second and William Westley third.

With points added together for both the Year 3/4 category and the Year 5/6 category, St Matthew’s retained the trophy by coming first overall, with William Westley finishing in second place and Burwell in third.

Cath Heron, CSSP Partnership Manager, said “It was great to see so many children from across the Partnership taking part and they displayed lots of determination on a difficult course. This is our most popular event of the year – schools love it!”

Thanks must go to the sports leaders from CRC who marshalled the course and Year 8/9 students from St Bede’s who ran with the children or recorded results.



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