Cross Country course puts smiles on young faces

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in News | No Comments

Students from Landulph Primary school joined Year 7, 8 and 9 from saltash.net for a morning of Cross Country competitions on Tuesday 18th October. Organised by the PE department at saltash.net, assisted by the excellent Sports’ Leaders, the competition saw inter tutor group challenges as well as individual winners.

Leading the way for Year 7 girls were: Molly Robinson in 1st place with a time of 10.57, Molly Hewer in 2nd place and Tia Crews in 3rd place, whilst for the boys, Tom Hannigan came in first with a great time of 9.18, with Connell McCarthy second and Harry Lewis third.

In Year 8 Maisie Godfrey led the girls with a time of 9.53, with Ellie Kevern coming in 2nd and Abby Shapland following closely in 3rd. Henry Curtis finished in 1st for the boys with a time of 9.18, Seth Maunder finished in 2nd, with Leighton Poolman rounding off the top three.

Freya Phelps finished 1st in the Year 9 girls event, with a time of 11.14, with Kayleigh Hatch and Sarah Vernon coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Year 9 boys’ race was won by Nathan Delbridge, who finished in 8.39. Archie Fleming finished 2nd, and Troy Lamborne came 3rd.

Speaking at the end of the competition, Mr Hawkins, Head of PE, said:

“Cross Country is one of those events that people always remember from their school days. This year’s competition was no exception. All Saltash students in Year 7, 8 and 9 and our future students from Landulph did amazingly well, pushing themselves around our newly extended and more challenging course than previous years, competing hard and supporting each other along the way.

“The amount of smiling faces that crossed the finish line at the end of the race was great to see and confirmed that memories of this Cross Country would be largely positive! Well done to all those that ran and a special thanks to our Year 10 sports leaders who marshalled the course and supported the runners along the way.”