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Yr 3/4/5/6 Plymouth SSP Primary

Cross-Country Event


A huge well done to all of our Yr 3/4/5/6 children who participated in the recent Plymouth SSP Primary Cross-Country event held at Staddiscombe on the 20th October 2016.


Here is an overview of the event:


The annual Plymouth School Sports Partnership Cross Country got underway this year in unusual dry and sunny conditions.

With eight races in total the 1,000 plus runners arrived ready to take on the challenging course.


First up were the younger girls and Oreston Community Academy took the first trophy of the season with 30 team points, closely followed by St Andrews in second and St Peters RC (last years winners) in third with 51 points and 62 points respectively . St Peters RC did however take second and third in the individual race with Evie taking silver, just ahead of her classmate Lucy, both of which were however jpipped by Mia from Tor Bridge who took the first of the gold medal positions.


The year 3-4 major girls was taken by Bickleigh Down (39 team points), headed up by star runner Lottie, who in the individual race was chased down by Ava from Compton and Izzy from Manadon Vale, however it was Woodford who took second overall in the team competition, closely followed by Compton in third.


The first of the boys races saw St Edwards finish in first with a very impresive 39 points, just ahead of second placed Hooe who scored 46. Holy Cross took third this year with 73 points, whilst in the major category Bickleigh Down took a second trophy winning with 26 points ahead of Leigham and Compton with 53 and 80 respectively.


The first of the year 5/6 races saw Oreston take first place in the minor category, whilst Montpelier took first in the major girl’s category. Eve from Oreston took the first of the year 5/6 gold medals just ahead of classmate Olive, whilst Aoife from Cathedral took the bronze. In the major category Mali from Hyde Park took gold, just ahead of Abi from Bickleigh Down and Olivia from Montpelier.


The boys races, which are always fast and furious from the start saw Pomphlett taking the top prize (49 points). Oreston took second this time round with 67 points, whilst Tor Bridge featured once again with 70.


The final race of the day saw the biggest field with over 100 runners competing for the gold medal. Phillip from Bickleigh Down led the field to glory, just ahead of Zach from Leigham. Thomas from Prince Rock took the final medal of the day, whilst Woodford took the team trophy winning the year 5/6 major boys category with 67 team points.

Full results can be found on the attached resource.


Well done to all the teams, but especially the top two teams from each of our four year 3/4 categories who will go on to represent Plymouth SSP at the Devon Winter School Games, which takes place on the 1st March in Torbay. Also a big thank you to all the leaders from PHSG and Heles who helped around the course and hared all the races.


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Yr 3/4/5/6 Plymouth SSP Primary

Cross-Country Event


Well done to Thomas U. who finished 3rd overall in his cross-country race at the Plymouth SSP Primary Cross-Country Event. It was a very close final race and Thomas managed to sprint to the finish line to finish 3rd.


We are very proud of you and all of your team mates.



Yr 3/4/5/6 Cross-Country

Warm-up Event


A huge well done to all of our Yr 3/4/5/6 children who participated in the recent Cross-Country Warm-Up event held at Coombe Dean on the 13th October 2016.


Here is an overview of the event:


A massive 16 teams competed which is an amazing turn out of very excitable runners. Our first race of the afternoon was the Year 3/4 Girls. It was a strong start from the 14 different teams who raced, however it was Lottie from Bickleigh Down who was the first back, followed by Ava from Compton and then Evie- Rose from St Peters RC. The top three schools overall were Bickleigh Down with 43 points, followed by Compton scoring 67 and Woodford coming 3rdwith 70 points.


The year 3/4 Boys were up next but it wasn’t long before the first 3 runners entered the final field. With a lot of support from their team mates cheering them on from the side line, it was George from Compton who crossed first, followed by Matthew D and taking the Bronze medal Matthew B, both from Bickleigh. Out of the 14 schools who entered, the overall results were Bickleigh Down coming 1st with 20 points, 2nd was Oreston with 56 points and 3rd, Elburton scoring 75.


Next, were the very excited year 5/6 Girls. We had 16 teams competing in this race, however first to finish was Eve from Oreston, followed by Abby from Bickleigh Down and coming 3rd was Olivia G from Montpelier. The overall top 3 results were Oreston with 47 points, Montpelier ‘A’ scoring 52 and very close behind was Bickleigh Down with 57 points.


The final race of the day was the Year 5/6 Boys. With lots of support from all teams, it was Phillip from Bickleigh who raced Mason and Billy both from Woodford to the finish. However it was Phillip who took the Gold, Mason very close behind and finishing in 2nd and Billy in 3rd. Out of 14 teams, the overall result was Elburton coming 1st with 30 points, 2nd was Goosewell team A with 67 and Woodford 3rd with 72.


Finally from all the XC Warm Up events, here is a league table for each category based on all their results and points.


For the Year 3/4 Girls it was:


  1. Compton- 125
  2. Goosewell- 170
  3. Cathedral- 370


For Year 3/4 Boys:

  1. Goosewell- 181
  2. Compton- 202
  3. Cathedral- 410


Year 5/6 Girls:


  1. Montpelier ‘A’- 92
  2. Goosewell- 214
  3. Montpelier ‘B’- 307
  4. Cathedral- 444
  5. Woodford- 494


Year 5/6 Girls:

  1. Goosewell- 130
  2. Woodford-157
  3. Compton- 263
  4. Cathedral- 744


A huge well done to every competitor who raced and a big thank you to all the PSSP staff and Coombe Dean Sports Leaders for all your help in organising these events.