Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’

Inter School Sports Events

Cross Country


Cross Competition @ The Grove 19 October 2023


Well what a superb morning for our XC runners! The weather was perfect. Some of us walked to the event through town and the rest of us came by bus.

When we arrived the Year 3 runners were just finishing off. So we could see how it all worked, the long start line and the funnel at the end.


So the Year 1’s ran first boys and girls together. There were 50 runners in total from six Market Drayton schools. It was the first time we had run up and down some hills! The boys came third out of the six schools and the girls came first. Wow, we had the first 3 runners in the girl’s race. I was amazed, they were fantastic.


Then the Year 2’s ran. They were not daunted by this event! The boys and girls ran together again all across a long start line. They had to follow the “hare”. There were 57 runners in their race. Well just as amazing… we had all eight runners in the top 16. In the girls we were the first school and the boys were just pipped to be the third school!


They have all excelled themselves. How proud I was to take them – super representatives of our school and our values, supporting each other, trying their hardest and working together as a team.


A very big well done to all! Mrs Line