Elmlea and Henleaze take top slots at Colston’s junior cross country

March 29 2015

All five primary schools in the Henleaze & Westbury Voice circulation area competed in the increasingly popular Colston’s School Junior Cross Country Challenge last month.

Primary school pupils

All five primary schools in the Henleaze & Westbury Voice circulation area competed in the increasingly popular Colston’s School Junior Cross Country Challenge last month.
Elmlea Junior, Henleaze Junior, St Ursula’s E-ACT Primary, Westbury-on-Trym C of E Primary and Westbury Park Primary were among 18 schools taking part – the highest entry since the event was launched four years ago.
There are four races on the day – Years 3/4 girls and boys over approximately 900 metres and Years 5/6 girls and boys over approximately 1500 metres.
In the team category Elmlea were the most successful school as winners of the girls and boys 1500 metres, runners-up in the girls 900 metres and third in the boys 900 metres.
Henleaze were closest with team wins in the girls and boys 900 metres. Westbury-on-Trym were runners-up in the Boys 900 metres, and St Ursula’s third in the girls 1500 metres.
Individual honours featured wins by Henleaze competitors in the boys 900 metres and girls 1500 metres, and a second in the girls 900 metres.
Westbury-on-Trym claimed an individual second in the boys 900 metres, and Elmlea an individual third in the girls 1500 metres.
All visiting schools were hosted by Colston’s Year 11 students who took responsibility for each team’s warm-up routine and post-race refreshments.
Colston’s Sixth Form runners acted as ‘hares’ to ensure that visiting competitors found their way around the courses in the extensive school grounds at Stapleton.