Epping & Ongar District Cross Country


For the first time in what seemed like weeks, the sun finally shone on the children of Ivy Chimneys as they travelled to High Ongar Primary School on Wednesday 13th November.

Following some great performances in the Inter House races earlier in the week, the team were picked and primed for their next challenge. Facing twelve other local schools, the athletes raced off for a lap of the school field, around muddy fields, under and over obstacles and then back for the sprint finish in the playground.

Performances were nothing short of amazing. The year 3/4 girls all finished in the top 21 places. the year 3/4 boys in the top 27. The girls in year 5/6 all finished under 30 with the year 5/6 boys all coming home in the top two thirds of the pack.

Every place counted towards the total scores for each school, the lowest being the best, and with a score of 169 we waited with eager anticipation for the final results. Dharia and Henry collected their individual medals for 2nd and 3rd places respectively and then came the big announcement. Ivy Chimneys were the winners, with the second placed school teaming 378 points.

Congratulations to every member of the team who helped with this fantastic achievement, and thanks to all those who helped with transport and much needed support and encouragement.