Cross country fun in the sun at Spalding Grammar

The team from  Fleet Wood Lane, Holbeach.
The team from Fleet Wood Lane, Holbeach.

Over 600 pupils from 17 schools across the region came together in glorious sunshine to enjoy cross country races and a fun run at Spalding Grammar School.

The competitive races took place between teams for Years 5 and 6 Boys, Y5/6 Girls, Y3/4 Boys and Y3/4 Girls.

The Weston Hills team

The Weston Hills team

Schools could enter teams of ten runners and the first five for each team scored.

The event was one many competitions and festivals this year organised by School Games representative Rupert Gibson from Agilitas Sports Ltd, as part of the London 2012 legacy.

The day was also run in conjunction with Nene Valley Harriers, who would love to see more young people involved in cross country and athletics at the club.

For further details of how to get involved, visit www.nvh.org.uk

Rupert thanked Harriers volunteers who gave up their time to help run the races, and Chris Allen and the sports leader students from The Priory School who marshalled the course and provided race hares, Spalding Grammar School for the use of their fields and Spalding Rugby Club for the generous use of the clubhouse.

He added: “It was fantastic to see so many pupils taking part in competition and most importantly showing great determination, self belief and passion.”

For the Year 5/6 Boys, Ayscoughfee won the small schools race, Langtoft the medium schools and Bourne Westfield the large schools.

Ayscoughfee also won the Year 5/6 Girls small schools race, with Moulton John Harrox taking the medium schols prize and Bourne Westfield again victorious for large schools.

In Year 3/4 Boys Ayscoughfee again won the small schools category and Bourne Westfield were again victorious in the large schools, with Baston winning the medium section.

Bourne Westfield completed a clean sweep of victories by winning the Year 3/4 Girls large schools race, Elsea Park Primary from Bourne winning the small school event and Moulton John Harrox the medium race.

• See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for a full page of pictures.