Today 29 pupils from KS2 competed at Temple Park Leisure Centre in the South Tyneside Cross Country Finals.

Firstly, I must say the commitment of the children, to give up the afternoon of their day off, highlighted their dedication once again. I was truly delighted to see them all performing to their very best and giving everything in the green and gold of Stanhope. Aided by the wonderful support from various families and friends as the sun beamed down on us.

Each child completed in their respective year group events, comprising of between 40 and 70 children from various schools in the borough.

All of our children, performed very well, working hard and demonstrating great determination right until the finishing line of their respective races.

Outstanding performers were:

Bobby (Y5) was push all the way, but his sprint finish burnt off the opposition. He is such a great talent in so many sports!

Rhianna (Y4) led from the front and was never headed throughout a brilliant race to gold.

Lucas (Y3) such a dominant display and winner by over 10 seconds. Such fabulous potential for the future!

Other Top 10 finishers included:
Ruby (Y5) 5th, Dakota (Y3) 8th, Lacey (Y4) 10th & Lee-Jay (Y3) 10th.

The Y4 Girls were also team winners of their age category which is fantastic for them as it was, for some of them, their first competition representing Stanhope.

We therefore finished as 4th overall team scoring 358 points.

I am so proud of all of you. Every mile counts…🎖😁