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Youngsters take to Milton Country Park for South Cambridgeshire School Sport Partnership cross country competition



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South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161909)
South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161909)

Budding athletes were out in force at Milton Country Park in the South Cambs School Sport Partnership Small School Cross Country competition.

Nearly 400 youngsters representing 11 primary schools raced around the one-mile course as the event returned after a two-year lay-off.

There were eight races in total, with separate categories for boys and girls in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161907)
South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161907)

The first three finishers in each race received a medal and certificate, while in the team competition the top three runners from each school scored for their team, with separate Year 3 and 4, and Year 5 and 6 events.

Harston & Newton had five top three places in the Year 5/6 races to take the crown from Bourn Primary Academy.

It was a similar story in the Year 3/4 competition with Harston & Newton coming out on top thanks to a lot of top-10 finishes. Girton Glebe were just behind in second after first-place finishes in all four races.

South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161917)
South Cambs SSP cross country in Milton Country Park . Picture: Keith Heppell. (53161917)

South Cambs SSP manager Claire McDonnell said: “It was so lovely to see so many children enjoying themselves and having fun together.

“There was lots of determination on display as the children took on the one-mile course and it was great to see them all supporting each other and cheering on their teammates.

“We have missed putting on events like this, they are really good fun but also so important for children’s physical and mental health. It was lovely to see their smiles back on the children’s faces.”

Results: Year 5/6 – 1 Harston & Newton, 2 Bourn CofE, 3 Great Abington, 4 Girton Glebe, 5 Petersfield, 6 Great Abington, 7 Dry Drayton; Year 3/4 – 1 Harston & Newton, 2 Girton Glebe, 3 Thriplow, 4 Bourn CofE, 5 Petersfield, 6 Great Abington, 7 Dry Drayton.



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