West Berkshire & North Hants Primary Schools Cross Country Championships 2016
The West Berkshire & North Hampshire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships hit new records again, breaking last years numbers with 1134 finishers.
The event was organised by Team Kennet and sponsors Porterfield Public Relations is the UK biggest Primary school event for running to take place.
On the day the weather was good and very warm, in the first race of the day the year 3 / 4 girls Helena Van Blerk led from the start to take a convincing win for Falkland school, Ava Everson (St. Gabriels) came home second with a close battle with Maddie Owen (Falkland) for 3rd place, in the teams Thorngrove packed well to take the title with Falkland runners up and St. Finians third with 247 girls finishing.
The Second race the year 3 / 4 boys Charlie Adams from Brockhurst came home first with Jacob Woods second from St. Nicolas and James Holland (Falkland) 3rd, the Team places St. Nicolas School took this with Brightwalton second and Speenhamland third, this race saw 276 finishers.
The third race was the best of the day the year 5 / 6 girls a good battle up front saw a gutsy run from Lilly Dison (Hermitage) to win this and Brooke Asser (St. Gabriles) taking second place and Josie Robertson (Cold Ash St. Marks) taking the third sport. In the team event St. Gabriels defended their title with a close win over Francis Baily second and Falkland taking third place. 271 finishers in the race.
Finally the year 5 / 6 boys race Jacob Bunch took full control halfway round to lead the field home from Francis Baily School, Jimmy Sherlock from Kingsclere took runners up spot and Luca Miller (Cold Ash St. Marks) taking the third spot, in the team Speenhamland took the title with Woolton Hill second and Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet taking third place, this race saw the biggest field ever with 340 finishers.
The Small Schools trophy went to Cold Ash St. Marks with Stockcross taking second place and Curridge third. The B team award went to Falkland School, while the most improved went to Woolhampton.
Overal Winning school on the day went to Falkland with Woolton Hill second, St. Nicolas third, Francis Baily fourth and Thorngrove 5th and finally the Hampshire Schools Cup went to Woolton Hill with Thorngrove runners up and Kingsclere taking third place.
Last years results can be viewed here
What an amazing afternoon. Superb organisation (as ever) and a lovely day. What an experience for those kids who took part! Liked the sun too. Jackie – Bradfield Primary
On behalf of all the pupils and their parents from St Gabriels, please can I say another huge thank you for organising such a successful event yesterday. We are all looking forward to next year already. Peter – St Gabriels
Many thanks to organisers and volunteers for providing such a brilliant opportunity for the children of Berkshire and North Hampshire.
Superbly organised as always, even the weather this year! Chris – Francis Baily