Hatherop hosts a very chilly but exciting cross country competition

Despite the course being covered in snow and the cold temperatures, the boys and girls from all of the Wishford Schools did brilliantly in the annual cross country Wishford competition.

The cheering, encouragement and effort shown from all the children was fantastic. The races were competitive and exciting, which created a wonderful atmosphere at the start and around the course. Cross country is not everyone’s favourite activity, however, this type of running teaches us about perseverance and developing a mindset to always look to push ourselves.

Some fabulous results. The following children finished in the top 3 places. In Prep 3, well done to Bo Raikes who came 1st, Lochlan Ridgway 2nd and Kinvara Wilkinson 3rd. In Prep 4, well done to Algy Dorian-Smith who finished 1st, Hamish Thomasin-Foster was 3rd. In the under 9 girls race, Hatherop came 1st with Nina Vesty, 2nd was Georgie Hills and Molly Mason in 3rd. In the Prep 5 race, well done to Sophie Mckinley who was 2nd and Lily Phillips 3rd. Finally, well done to Margaux Kinch who was 2nd and Katie Lett 3rd.

Congratulations to Hatherop who won the under 9 and under 10s races, whilst Heywood won the U8s and U11s. With both schools having won two races, everyone grouped together to hear the final overall scores.

The final score was very close score but Heywood just pipped Hatherop for the win.

The children at school have been preparing in the build-up to this event by trying to beat or maintain the same finish position as previously achieved. This means that every runner, regardless of ability can strive to achieve. By achieving this, they are then rewarded with a HP for their house and will act as a target for every time they run.