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 The 12th Annual John William Stacey Memorial Cross Country Trophy Event is fast approaching!!  It will be held on the sports field, adjacent to our school, on the morning of Saturday 6th February.  A well-established event in the county cross country calendar, it is the only race held on camp, making it a very convenient venue for our children.


All children in Yrs 1-6 are warmly invited to attend, and will compete in one race alongside children from other schools.Typically, we have 200-300 runners from more than 15 schools. The races are free to enter, and the children just need to turn up in school PE kit and trainers - underlayers and joggers might be a good idea if the morning is cold! Distances and race times are below. Refreshments are kindly being sold by our PTA : bacon rolls, cakes and hot and cold drinks.


We hope to have at least 3 of our children in each race, as then the race scores can count towards the trophy! We came 3rd last year, but so far, 1st place has eluded us. The race routes are posted on the school FB page and are displayed on the wall near Mrs Fawdry's office, so please have a look. Some of the children are practising the courses during cross country sessions on Monday and Wednesday (for yrs 3-6, 12-12:30, all welcome) and during PE. Knowing where they will be running will hopefully reduce any pre-race jitters.  We hope to see many of you there, both running and cheering on our children! It is always a really enjoyable event.


Registration from 09:30am
Y1 Girls then Y1 boys

10:00am (640m)
Y2 Girls then Y2 Boys
10:15am (640m)
Y3 Girls then Y3 boys
10:30am (1100m)
Y4 Girls then Y4 boys
10:45am (1100m)
Y5 Girls then Y5 boys
11:00am (1300m)
Y6 Girls then Y6 boys
11:30am (1700m)


If you can offer any help on the day, please contact the office. There are lots of jobs, including being a hare (running in front of the pack to show the way), and we would be grateful for any help.


Finally, are you a baker? We need lots of home-baked or store-bought goodies to sell on the day. Please bring your donations to the school office on Friday or on Saturday morning, in a named container if you would like it back. Many thanks!