The morning of Saturday 7 October provided the perfect weather conditions for 25 keen Cross Country runners from Shiplake CE Primary School to take part in the first race of the Chiltern Edge Winter Series. This long-running series of Cross Country races is always extremely well attended, competitive and great fun.
The children taking part from Shiplake ranged from Year One up to Year Four and for some of the youngest children, it was the first time they had experienced such an event. The children participated with great enthusiasm and were determined to score well for their school and they certainly did that! As well as winning a number of school team positions; Edward Cary came first in the Year One boys’ race, Lucy Lamacraft came second in the Year One girls’ race and Matilda Manly came first in the Year Four girls’ race. Many others including Finley Lea- Yr 2, Bethan Coulson Yr 3 and Alfred Cary Yr 3 all came fourth and narrowly missed out this time on a place on the podium but are looking forward to the next date in the series on Saturday 4th November.
Children who took part-
1G-Tara Chesters, Coco Gregan, Lucy Lamacraft, Daisy Carlson, Maisie Smith, Grace Porter
2G-Eloise Askin, Anna De Felice
2B-Finley Lea, Joshua Martin, Noah Cottam, William Askin, Lucas Dodson
3G-Georgia Chesters, Bethan Coulson
3B-Alfred Cary, Alexander Lamacraft, Isaac, Urch, Angus Smith
4G-Matilda Manly, Honey Gregan, Freya Walsh-Smith
4B-Luca De Felice, Dylan Dodson