Pupils participate in cross country when they reach the Junior classes.
County Cross Country Finals 2022
On Wednesday 27th
April, Sophie Halford participated in the County Cross Country finals which took place at Garons Park, Southend.
Sophie ran incredibly well against a strong field of over one hundred
competitors. She managed to finish in 13th
place, an amazing achievement!
District Cross Country 2022
The children had a wonderful time at the District Cross Country Competition on Tuesday 8th
Each race had between 70-100 runners. Despite the muddy conditions all of them ran their best and did very well in what was a very competitive field (no pun intended).
The following children fared particularly well in their races: Grace Diji 4th, Sophie Halford 5th and William Barker 12th.
ISA Regional Cross Country 2022
The ISA regional Cross Country event was held on Friday 11th February at Finborough school. We took a boys and girls team from Year 3/4 and also a boys and girls team from Year 5/6. All the runners enjoyed the occasion and performed very well. A special mention to Sophia Halford and Grace Diji and William Baker who finished 4th, 7th and 9th in their respectively races. As a result of their finishing positions they will now compete at the Nationals cross country competition on Saturday 19 March at Worksop College.
District Cross Country 2020
On Tuesday 10th March, we took six teams across to Thorndon Park South for the Shenfield District cross-country competition. All the children ran extremely well in difficult conditions. The final team results were:
Year 3 girls 11th, Year 3 Boys 16th
Year 4 girls 11th, Year 4 Boys 15th
Year 5 girls 4th
Year 6 girls 11th
A special mention to Rosie Quirk who came 2nd and will compete in the County Finals.
ISA Regional Cross Country 2020
The annual ISA Regional Cross Country event took place at Finborough School on Friday January 17th. Four teams represented the Ursuline Prep from the Junior school. All the runners enjoyed the competition and their were some very good personal performances. As a result three pupils will compete in the national event of this competition representing East Anglia.
The team results were:
Year 3/4 boys: 4th out of 12 schools
Year 5/6 boys: 10th out of 15 schools
Year 3/4 girls: 4th out of 17 schools
Yer 5/6 girls: 10th out of 17 schools
Thorpe Hall Cross Country 2019
On the 24th
October, during the half-term break four girls from Lower Two competed in a cross-country competition at Thorpe Hall School. It was a relay event, each pupil running one leg. The girls ran really well and finished as runners-up.
County Cross Country Finals 2019
Following on from their success at the district cross county event, pupils from the Ursuline Prep were selected to run in the county competition. It was held at Hadleigh Park, Southend and all of their opponents were of a very high standard. The top two runners home came 5th and 7th which was a fantastic achievement.
Inter-House Cross Country 2019
On Thursday 4th April this annual inter-house event took place. The first three home are pictured below. The team result was 1st St. George, 2nd St. David, 3rd St. Andrew and 4th St. Patrick.
District Cross Country 2019
On Tuesday 2nd April we took fours teams to Thorndon Park South to compete in the Shenfield District Cross Country Competition. It was a team event, the final placings are below.
1st Year 3/4 girls
8th Year 3/4 boys
7th Year 5/6 girls
4th Year 5/6 boys
A special mention to Rosie who came 1st and is now district champion and also Joseph who came 2nd. Both pupils will now compete in the Essex County Final on Friday 26th April. The four year 3/4 girls, who won their event, will also compete as they qualified as the fastest team.
ISA National Cross Country 2019
On Saturday 30th
March, Miss Allen –Head of Girls PE escorted two year 4 (Upper 1) children to the ISA Cross Country Nationals held at Rugby School to represent East Anglia. Each child was running against approximately 70 children in their respective race. Miss Allen said that they both ran the 1500m course extremely well; the race was very competitive and was run at a very quick pace. Miss Allen was thrilled with the results, 2nd and 4th place. This was a very hard race and both children ran extremely well and really pushed themselves to achieve these fantastic places.
Congratulations to our two cross country stars!
ISA Regional Cross Country at Finborough School 2019
Children from our Junior classes travelled to Finborough School in Suffolk on Friday 18th January for the ISA East Anglia annual cross country event. Despite the very early start to the day and the falling temperatures the children all ran extremely well. A special congratulations to the two pupils who both won their respective races and will go forward to represent East Anglia in the ISA National competition in Rugby later this year.
Thorpe Hall Cross Country Relay 2018
On Thursday, 18th
October, the cross country team travelled to Thorpe Hall School for a relay event. The school entered a boys and girls’ team for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 in what turned out to be a very tough competition. The children all ran very well and had a great time, with our year 4 girls winning the trophy and retaining their title.
Essex Primary Schools' Cross Country 2018
Following their success in the district competition on Friday 20th April, Mr. Lewis accompanied 3 pupils to Hadleigh to take part in the Essex Primary Schools' Individual Cross Country Finals. 130 girls and 130 boys took part in their respective races. All three ran very well despite the unseasonable hot weather conditions. They achieved 14th, 17th and 57th places.
Inter-House Cross Country 2018
On Monday the 26th March this annual event took place in very muddy conditions. The juniors were joined by members of staff as they all competed for their houses. Final result was, St. Partrick 1st, St. George 2nd, St. David 3rd and St. Andrew 4th.
Shenfield Cross Country Competition 2018
On Tuesday 13th March, we took four teams to Thorndon Park South for the Shenfield cross country competition. All the children ran extremely well. The final team results were.
Year 3 Girls' team 5th ,
Year 3 Boys' team 6th
Year 4 Girls' team 13th,
Year 4 Boys' team 10th
A special mention to Rosie Q. who came 1st and Joseph M. who finished 2nd, who will now compete in the county finals in April.
District Cross Country 2018
This annual competition took place at Beckett Keys School. The school was represented by a team of girls and boys'. The children ran really well with the girl's team finishing in 1st place. The teams and placings are pictured below.
ISA Regional Cross Country 2018
On Friday 22nd January the cross country team travelled to Finborough School in order to take part in the ISA annual cross country event. For once the weather was fine, bright but crisp! The children ran really well and thoroughly enjoyed the event. Notable achievements from Rosie who won the U9 event and becomes regional champion and Joseph who came 4th in the U9 event, both of whom have been selected to run in national event of this competition.
The team results were:
U9 boy's 4th out of 9 schools
U11 boy's 13th
out of 15 schools
U9 girl's 5th
out of 9 schools
U11 girl's 8th
out of 13 schools
Thorpe Hall Cross Country 2017
On Thursday 19th
October the Cross Country Team travelled to Thorpe Hall School for a relay event. Each team was made up of eight competitors from each of the Junior year groups, 4 girls and 4 boys. There were ten other schools in attendance. It was the first Cross Country event of the season and all the children ran really well. In particular, the Year 3 team, both the boys and girls' team winning their events.
Inter House Cross Country 2017
On Tuesday 28th March, we held the annual Inter-house Cross Country . It was lovely sunny day with all the children giving their utmost for their particular house. The final results were St. David first, St. George second, St. Andrew third and St. Patrick fourth.
District Cross Country 2017
On Tuesday 28th February, a girls and boys’ team went to South Weald Park for the annual District Cross Country competition. All the children ran extremely well with the girls’ team coming 3rd out of 13 schools and the boys team finishing 11th out of 14 schools.
The best individual placings were Ethan Aronowicz finishing in 7th place and Florence Willett coming in 8th out of 160 runners.
ISA Regional Cross Country 2016
The ISA regional cross country event was held on Friday, 9th
December, at Trinity school. We took a boys’ and girls’ team from Lower One and Upper One and then another from Lower Two and Upper Two. All the runners enjoyed the occasion and tried their best. Unfortunately, the boys’ Lower One race will have to be re-run as there was a problem with the course.
CROSS COUNTRY at Thorpe Hall 2016
On Thursday, 20th
October, we travelled to Thorpe Hall School for a Relay Cross Country Event. This was the first competition of the season. There were eight other schools in attendance. We entered a boys’ and girls’ team for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. They all ran very well and had a great time The team that achieved the best result was the Year 6 girls' who came 2nd. Please visit the Gallery
to see some great photographs from this event.
Inter House Cross Country 2016
On Tuesday 22nd March, we held the annual schools Inter-House Cross Country competition. It was lovely sunny day with all the children giving their utmost for their particular house. The final results were:
St. David - first
St. George - second
St. Patrick - third
St. Andrew – fourth
District Cross Country 2016
On Tuesday, 2nd March, we took a girls’ and boys’ team across to South Weald Park for the annual District Cross Country competition. All the children ran extremely well with the girls’ team coming 1st
and the boys’ team finishing in 8th place. The best individual placings were Claudia Moore 2nd
, Molly Ramage 3rd
, Valencia Danby 7th
, Florence Willett 9th
, Emilia Hardy 11th
and Ethan Aronowicz finishing in 13th position.
ISA National Cross Country 2016
February, Claudia Moore and Emilia Hardy represented East Anglia at the ISA National finals. Emilia was racing in the Year 4 girls’ race, which included 60 girls from 6 counties. She ran really well, finishing in the middle of the group. Claudia ran in the Year 5/6 race against 70 girls, many of whom were clearly club runners. However, she also ran rally well, finishing 19th overall which was a fantastic result! Well done to both of the girls; we are extremely proud of them.
ISA Regional Cross Country 2016
The ISA Regional Cross Country event was held at Woodlands, Hutton Manor this year having been moved from Trinity School due to the weather. We took a boys’ and a girls’ team from Year 4 and then another boys’ and a girls’ team from Years 5 and 6. All the runners enjoyed the occasion even though the weather conditions were difficult. Claudia Moore from Year 6 and Emilia Hardy from Year 4 both qualified for the Nationals, Claudia managing 4th
place in her race and Emilia finishing in 9th
place in her race.
Teams Travel to Thorpe Hall 2015
On Thursday 22nd
October the pupils travelled to Thorpe Hall School for a cross country event. There was a boys and girls’ team from each year group, each team having four children who competed in a relay race. All the children performed very well with the girls’ team finishing 2nd
overall out of eight schools and the boys finishing 5th
overall in their event.
Year 3 Girls finished 4th
- Boys finished 6th
Year 4 Girls finished 2nd
- Boys finished 4th
Year 5 Girls finished 2nd
- Boys finished 5th
Year 6 Girls finished 4th
- Boys finished 3rd
Inter House Cross Country 2015
On the very last day of the Lent Term the Inter House Cross Country Competition took place with all children in the Junior school competing. Fortunately the weather was fine unlike it had been for much of the cross country season! The first three home are pictured below together with the winning team of St. George. St. David's were 2nd, St. Andrew's 3rd and St. Patrick's 4th.
District Cross Country 2015
On Tuesday, 18th March, we took a girls and boys' team across to South Weald for the annual District Cross Country competition. All the children ran extremely well with boys' team coming first and the girls' team narrowly finishing in 2nd place by 1 point! The best individual placings were Claudia Moore 2nd, Heather Young 3rd and Louis Hardy finishing 9th. Congratulations to the whole team on a successful season.
ISA REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY 2015
On Friday 30th
January we took four teams to the Annual ISA Regional Cross Country competition. This being the first time the event was held at Trinity school, the weather as normal for cross country was cold, muddy and we even had some snow. All the children ran very well and were a credit to the school. More photographs are available in the image gallery from this event.
First race of the 2014 season!
On Thursday 23rd October we travelled to Thorpe Hall School for a cross country event. The competition was for boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 6. Each team consisted of four runners; it was a relay race with each competitor having to run 1000m. Nine schools were competing. The children had a great time and did very well, the results were:
Year 3 : 4th
Year 4 : 1st
Year 5 : 4th
Year 6 : 1st
Year 3 : 2nd
Year 4 : 6th
Year 5 : 4th
Year 6 : 5th
District Cross County Champions 2014!
The Cross Country team became District Cross Country Champions in both the girls' and boys' event when this annual race took place at South Weald on Tuesday 18th March. All of the runners performed exceptionally well but a special mention needs to be made of the two boys in Upper Two. Oliver Moore became individual District Champion and Oliver Margiotta was the runner-up. The boys' team scored an incredible 25 points to secure their team victory and the girls' team an equally impessive 35 points.Well done to both teams and the PE staff for organising all of the training sessions!
ISA National Cross Country Final 2014
Two of our finest Cross Country runners qualified to represent East Anglia on Saturday 1st
March at Rugby School Warwickshire.
Both boys managed to get off to a good start and confidently ran the first part of the course and then went into the woods where they had to run uphill. As they came into sight again they were much closer to the front runners and with excellent sprinting towards the finishing line they finished in 22nd
place; both were also in the top 3 runners for East Anglia!