Cross Country club has been very successful this half term.
We have regularly had over 40 girls attending on Tuesdays after school, aged between Year 3 and Year 6. Swim squad takes place at the same time which has enabled some of the girls to run for some of the time and then go into the pool and swim for the remainder of the swim squad session.
The club practices have taken a variety of formats. The girls have been running laps of the football pitches, either trying to complete as many laps as possible, doing interval training, or trying to complete a set number of laps as quickly as possible.
The fastest six girls in each age group have been selected to represent Oxford High Prep School.
There have been three cross country fixtures this term. The first was at Rye St Antony and all four age groups were represented. Lyra finished 2nd in the Year 3 race, Isabel finished 10th in the Year 4 race, Charlotte was 3rd in the Year 5 event and Bea was our best placed Year 6 runner, finishing in 8th place.
The second fixture was at Manor Prep but we didn’t enter a Year 3 team. More schools enter this event so the numbers of participants in the other age groups were greater. Once again Isabel was our fastest Year 4 runner, finishing in 26th place. Charlotte was the first to cross the finishing line, coming in 10th in the Year 5 race. Bea finished 6th overall in her Y6 race.
The third and final fixture of this term was at Dragon School. Lyra maintained her number 1 place in the OHS Prep team finishing 3rd. Lily finished an impressive 4th in the Year 4 race with Isabel a few places behind her. Five of the six team members finished in the top 10. Charlotte was 4th in the combined Year 5 and 6 race and Bea finished 16th.
Although there will be no further fixtures until after Christmas, we are hoping to continue with the club sessions through the rest of this term.
A special thanks should go to the cross country captains who have already been involved in checking team availability for fixtures. They are Holly and Maggie (Y4) Flora and Isla (Y5) and Libby and Isobel (Y6 and also Y3 team).