Essex KS2 Cross Country

Well done to all schools that competed in the Essex KS2 Cross Country Finals at Garon Park, Southend today. The rain held off and the fantastic atmosphere created by the children, supporters and music made the cold wind worth the effort.

We were delighted to see so many young people running with such determination and commitment to succeed.  The Southend West Schools Sports Partnership were amazed at the camaraderie between everyone. It was lovely to see so many children supporting one another.

There were some exceptional performances despite the bitter cold and chilly winds. Individual and team winners came from all over the county.

Individual champions


Year 3 Boys    Aaron Tyler                             East Hanningfield

Year 4 Boys    Joe Rowson                             Theydon Boys

Year 5 Boys    Thomas Keevil                        Long Ridings 

Year 6 Boys    Jake Young                             St Teresa’s School


Year 3 Girls     Caitlin Betteridge                   St Michaels

Year 4 Girls     Bernadette O’Hara                 Our Lady of Lourdes

Year 5 Girls     Courtney Cordon                    St Francis

Year 6 Girls     Sinead Clark                           Grovewood


Team Results


Year 3 Boys    1st  Chalkwell Hall

Year 4 Boys    1st  Holland Park

Year 5 Boys    1st  Long Ridings

Year 6 Boys    1st  Holland Park


Year 3 Girls     1st  Little Thurrock

Year 4 Girls     1st  Moulsham

Year 5 Girls     1st  Kents Hill

Year 6 Girls     1st  Baddow Hall



A special thanks to The Eastwood School for providing young leaders who showed excellent skills of motivation and organisation to all participants as well as haring the races.

Thanks to Si Watkins the team manager from Essex Schools Athletics; whose expertise was invaluable. Thank you also to all the PDM’s and other individuals especially The Essex Competition Managers, St John Ambulance, the ladies from Essex Triathlon Club and the rest of the SWSSP team in helping out throughout the day.

Photos from this event can be found on

We look forward to seeing you all next year when we hope to continue the growing success of this event.

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