cross country

Debden and Davenant Cross Country


On Monday 18th November, the cross country team braved the cold wind and mud covered fields at Debden Park school, for the annual cross country race. Seven other local schools were taking part in what was to prove a challenging test of speed and endurance.

Our year 3 and 4 runners went off first, with both teams securing third place in their races, against around 60 runners in each race. All the girls finished in the top 31, with Dharia our highest placed finisher in 4th place. The boys results were remarkably similar, again all our runners finished in the top 31 places, this time with Theo finishing in 4th place!

The year 5s and 6s were the next to run, with the girls all finishing in the top 22 and our highest placed finisher being Eliza in 3rd place. The boys all came home in the top 27 places, with Henry finishing 1st.

Well one to all our super-star runners and for the parents for their help with transport and support.

The full results are listed below. With some approximate man-maths, I think we finished in second place overall.


Year 3 & 4 Girls

8th           Theydon

7th           High Beech

6th           Hereward

5th           Willingale

4th           St. John Fisher

3rd           Ivy Chimneys

2nd          Buckhurst Hill

1st           St John’s


Yr 3 & 4 Boys

8th           Willingale

7th           Theydon

6th           Hereward

5th           Buckhurst Hill

4th           St John Fisher

3rd           Ivy Chimneys

2nd          High Beech

1st           St John’s


Year 5 & 6 Girls

Joint 7th  St John’s and St John Fisher

                (both schools had only 1 year 5 girl)

6th           High Beech

5th           Willingale

4th           Hereward

3rd           Theydon

2nd          Ivy Chimneys

1st           Buckhurst Hill


Year 5 & 6 Boys

8th           Hereward

7th           High Beech

6th           Willingale

5th           St. John Fisher

4th           Ivy Chimneys

3rd           St John’s

2nd          Buckhurst Hill

1st           Theydon


Copped Hall Run 2013

On Sunday the 6th of October, about 40 children took part in the annual cross country run, in the grounds of the Copped Hall Estate.

With the sun burning off the mist, the children took their starting positions – ready to race! The claxon sounded and off they went. The children sprinted into action, with Henry J taking an early lead, as they rounded the bend and disappeared off into the distance.

It seemed like no time at all before the children were back, pounding up the hill towards the finishing line, with Henry still maintaining his lead. With 1st place secured it was only a matter of seconds before the rest of the Ivy team were streaming over the finish line.

Well done to everyone who took part and helped to snatch 4th place in the schools overall position.

Full results are now available on The Rotary Club of Epping website and the children received their medals and certificates in Friday’s assembly.

Thank you to all of the parents and Mr Furness for their support and to Mr Jones for organising the team.

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