Beechwood Primary School

Cross-Country at Cantley Park

Thames Valley Cross Country League 

“On Thursday 3 October a small squad of 11 children went to the Thames Valley Schools cross-country race at Cantley Park in Wokingham. We had lower numbers than in previous races, however the children’s enthusiasm was enough to rival the other schools. 

The first race underway was the 3 / 4 girls. Evie was our sole runner, and she was out to make a good impression. She finished 34th overall which was amazing, especially as she was not only one of the youngest runners, but the smallest runner in the field! 

In the 3 / 4 boys race there were 6 boys taking part. Horia flew round the course and finished in a very impressive 4th place overall. He was followed up by William (15th), Max (26th) Owen (30th), Jack (114th) and Aaron (120th). 

Unfortunately, we didn’t have any 5 / 6 girls taking part on this occasion, however, we did have a team for the older boys. Harry was first home for Beechwood in 56th, followed by Noah (73rd), Ollie (87th) and Flynn (106th). 

It was a great afternoon and I am extremely proud of all the children for taking part. The next event is at Ludgrove on 29th November and all children (Yr3-6) will be invited to take part. A letter will be out with details soon. 

A big thank you to the parents who transported the children and who also helped marshal the course to keep the runners safe.”

Mrs Caswell