On Wednesday 20th the annual School Inter-House Cross-Country competition took place during the afternoon. The School and staff walked to down to the sports field together to greet parents, complete a warm up and to face the course.
Year 5 started the afternoon in a 3 lap race. Samuel came home in 1st place followed by 2nd and 3rd fastest Year 5 boys, Henry and Isaac. Leah came home first for the girls followed closely by Olivia and Chloe.
Up next were Year 4 and an impressive lead saw Claudia finish 1st place Year 4 girl. Daisy finished 2nd and was followed by Max, finishing as fastest Year 4 boy. Jackson came home in 2nd place followed by 3rd place boy and girl, Antoine and Evie.
Year 3 began with a flash and a brilliant lead was maintained to the finish line by 1st place boy and girl Zach and Holly. It was a close final lap for Joseph and Max who crossed the finish line in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Emily ran strong to finish 2nd and Daisy coming home in 3rd place.
It was time for Year 6 to run their final inter-house Cross Country race for Oakhyrst Grange. It was a close race for both 1st place girl, Grace and 1st place boy Tomas. Throughout the race, the boys battled for 2nd and 3rd place until the final lap saw Jack finish 2nd and Paul 3rd place. Followed by 2nd and 3rd place girls Milli and Robyn respectively. Well done all Year 6 for showing good effort to both run the race and marshal the races that followed them.
Year 2 were next to run 2 laps of the woodland course. Connie finished convincingly as 1st place girl followed by 1st place boy Jacob. All of Year 2 showed great resilience to complete the course. Scarlett came home as 2nd place girl followed by Cavan in 2nd and Jackson 3rd for Year 2 boys. Millie ran brilliantly to keep up with the front runners and finished 3rd Year 2 girl.
Year 1 were running competitively for the first time and were next to complete 1 lap of the full course. Year 6 Marshals were on hand to encourage the Year 1’s around the woodlands with Year 1 boy Jude leading the race to finish 1st. Ilana followed finishing 1st place for the girls. Vivienne and Beau raced to finish as 2nd place girl and 2nd place boy respectively and Isla and Milan came home in 3rd place.
The last race saw Kindergarten run a shortened course with the help of Year 6. All the Kindergarten children tried their very best to finish and each of them crossed the finish line with a smile. As the medals were awarded the children now await confirmation of the overall house winner.
Inter-House Cross-Country is a team competition and every runner that took part contributed to their house’s cumulative total.
Well done to all Oakhyrst runners.
Miss F Harrington