Fifty-three children from St. Bede’s, more than any other school took part in the District Cross Country competition at Temple Park. I was very proud of all of the children who gave it their best on the day.

There were many fantastic highlights, including the Y3 girls claiming a 1st (Natalia Lipski), 2nd ( Beau Gudgeon)  and 3rd (Olivia Camm) to win all the medals and team gold in their section. Y3 Henry Hogan claimed a brilliant individual bronze medal after an exciting finish.

The increasingly improving Layla Dowson ran a great race to finish 5th in the Y5 girls 1 mile race. Meanwhile, Darcey Tullis was imperious in the Y6 girl’s race – winning gold and setting a new course record! Amazingly, Darcey joins an elite group to have been District Cross Country Champion in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6!

It was fantastic to watch the great camaraderie of the children at the event, while everyone looked to achieve personal bests. Once again, the children enjoyed amazing support from our fantastic parents.

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