Epping & Ongar District Cross Country Races

On Tuesday 15 January, Coopersale Hall School took part in the Epping & Ongar District Cross Country races held at Ongar Primary School.

The first race saw our Year 5 & 6 boys run three laps of the 500m course.  The boys did very well and were led home by Edward who finished in a very fine 7th place.  The rest of our team results were; Oliver 22, Benjamin 33, Jonathan 41 and Kenny 43.

The next race involved our Year 5 & 6 girls who once again had to run three laps of the course.  This was a very close race and our girls were close to the front for the whole race.  Our team was led home in great style by Nia 7th and Francesca 8th.  The rest of our team results were; Isabella 23, and Hannah 28.

Finally it was the turn of the Year 3 & 4 teams.  First up was the Year 3 & 4  boys.  This was an incredibly fast race over two laps of the course.  First home for our team was Oliver in an amazing 4th place.  The rest of our team results are as follows; Ben 19, Ewan 23, Stanley 34 and Alex 47. A big thank you goes to Jack who tried to run even though he was suffering badly from asthma.

The last race involved our very excited and enthusiastic Year 3 & 4 girls team. This proved to be a brilliant performance by all of our girls.  A very fast race over 2 laps saw Maria right at the front for most of the time.  Maria was first home for our team in a brilliant 3rd place, quickly followed by Jessica 6 and Chloe 7. The rest of our team finished close behind them, Mollie 21, Sienna 29 and Innes 31.

When all the results had been counted up we found out that we had finished 2nd in the small schools competition.  A brilliant achievement.  Well done to our girls Year 3 & 4 team who actually finished 2nd overall out of the nine schools that took part.

Mr Robinson would like to thank all the pupils for their hard work and determination.  Also a big thank you to all the parents who turned up to cheer the teams on.