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Cross-Country Competition


On Thursday 11th October 2018, 12 children from Key Stage Two attended a Cross Country Competition at Coombe Dean School. As usual, their behaviour and attitude was excellent and they should all be proud of their achievements. Altogether there were four races which included a Year 3/4 race for the girls, a Year 3/4 four races for the boys, a Year 5/6 race for the girls and a Year 5/6 race for the boys.




A huge congratulations to Oliver who came 3rd out of about 100 children in his race to earn a bronze medal! He said "I didn't think I was going to get a medal but I knew I had to sprint for the last bit to get it!"


Here is an overview of the event from the organisers:


"On the 11th October, our final cross country warm took place at Coombe Dean. It was quite a dull day but thankfully the rain held off so all the athletes could run without getting wet. 15 schools took part with a huge 69 teams completing in the final cross country warm up event. Now all the warm ups are complete, the next cross country event is the level 2 next week.

The year 3/4 girls were first to race, followed by the year 3/4 boys. Then the year 5/6 girls. Then last to race were the year 5/6 boys. All the athletes put in a lot of effort to finish in the lowest position they could. All the positions in that school team would then get added together to give each team category an overall score.


The warm up 3 team score results. Hooe Primary won the year 3/4 girls race. The winner of the year 3/4 boys was Compton A. Bickleigh Down won the year 5/6 girls and Goosewell Primary were the winners of the 5/6 boys.

Across all 3 warm ups we totalled up the team scores to give us an accumulative score for each race. So the overall team winners of the year 3/4 girls race were Bickleigh Down.


The overall team winners of the year 3/4 boys race were Compton C of E. Bickleigh Down were also the overall winners of the year 5/6 girls race. And finally Goosewell A were the overall team winners of the year 5/6 boys race.


A massive thank you to all the leaders from Coombe Dean and a huge well done to all the athletes who ran on the day."

Level 2 Cross-Country Competition


On Thursday 18th October 2018, 8 children from Year 4 and Year 6 took part in the cross country competition at Staddiscombe. They all showed great perseverance and they were always there to cheer each other on at the finish line. As always, they were great ambassadors for the school.


Here is an overview of the event from the organisers: 


"The weather was on our side this year bringing a very sunny day for our Level 2 Cross Country. We had 29 schools attend, with each bringing 4-6 runners for year 3, 4, 5 and 6. We had 8 races in total as schools were split onto minor and major categories, based on the number of pupils in KS2. For year 3/4 the race was 870m long and for year 5/6 1.7km. Every athlete pushed themselves for the whole race in order to achieve the lowest position for their team. Medals were given out to athletes who crossed the line in the top three positions. A massive well done to all runners who completed the course, there were some very close sprint finishes! Also a massive thank you to the sports leaders from City College who were a huge help throughout the day.


Well done to the schools who will advance to the level 3 Devon Winter Games in Torbay on the 28th March 2019, please find the list attached as a resource as well as the full results."