Eight teams from St. Bede’s consisting of 42 children took part in the District Cross Country Championships at Temple Park on Friday afternoon. The sun was certainly shining on our determined runners, who raced their way to 2nd place and District team silver medals!
Every race had between 40 and 70 children involved that included the best school runners in South Tyneside. Our talented children rose to the challenge and so many achieved outstanding personal best performances!
The Y3 children got us off to the perfect start, by claiming gold in both the boys and girls races. They also collected 4 individual medals. The good performances continued throughout the event with many children registering excellent top 15 finishes. The final race of the day saw our Y6 girl’s team also claim a brilliant team Gold.
A wonderful backdrop to the races was the wonderful camaraderie between our children, who enthusiastically cheered for all of their school friends. Meanwhile, it was great to see all of the positive family support, which really encouraged our young runners.
In the presentation, I was proud to see our children clap for all the medalists from each school, demonstrating their good sporting values. Everyone should be extremely proud of team silver overall in what was a fantastic competition.
It has been a pleasure looking back on the photographs that show how hard everyone tried and how keen everyone was to support their friends wearing the black and yellow of St. Bede’s. Thank you to our amazing runners for a glorious running effort and to everyone in our school community that created the brilliant supportive atmosphere on the day!