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2018 Cross Country

What an amazing team performance from our cross country superstars at St Helen’s Overton Primary School on Friday 8th June. They all ran the course brilliantly and received excellent positions in their races which gained us a well-deserved third place in the competition. Well done team!

Inter-Schools' Cross Country

On Saturday 14th May 2016, the annual Inter-Schools' Cross Country races were held at Lancaster University. Unusually, the weather was fine with a slight breeze- ideal weather for running.

The races began at 10:15a.m. and were split into age groups. In each race there were about 150 runners.

Results as follows:

Year 5 Girls

Lucy Bunce 7th

Sacha Liver 38th

Year 5 Boys

Ashton Pinington 16th

Will Johnson 42nd

Year 6 Girls

Maddie Newby 8th

Elizabeth Loynds 61st

Year 6 Boys

Lucas Robinson 119th


Well done to all children who took part in this competition. Special mention has to go to Lucas Robinson who ran at least 3/4 of the route wearing only one shoe!


Year 4/5/6 and Parents Cross Country Competition

A huge well done to everyone that took part in the school cross country! It was lovely to see everyone out to support the runners.

The results are in...


1st - George Cookson - 10.14

2nd - Thomas Dowthwaite

3rd - Lewis Trowse

4th - Hayden Mills

5th - Dillon Ellis

6th - Spencer Drake/Isaac Lawton



1st - Amelie Earnshaw - 11.04

2nd - Maddie Newby

3rd - Libby Carter

4th - Mia Gerrard

5th - Olivia Roe

6th - Sacha Liver


Adults Race

1st - Stuart Newby

2nd - Ken Earnshaw

3rd - Paul Osmotherly

4th - Ian Gittins

5th - Danny Babij

6th - Steven Backhouse


Our overall winner was George Cookson! Well done George!


Well done to all who took part!

Inter-Schools' Cross Country Races

Saturday 9th May 2015

This year's races were, once again, held again at Lancaster University. The weather looked to be perfect for running and, unusually, it did not rain!

The races followed the same format as in previous years: Year 5 Girls; Year 5 Boys; Year 6 Girls; Year 6 Boys.

Races were about a mile in length and had about 150 participants from around 25 schools in each.

Torrisholme results:

Year 5 Girls:

Maddie Newby   15

Mia Gerrard        26


Year 5 Boys:

Toby Swarbrick    1

Steven Greenhow 131

Lucas Robinson    143


Year 6 Girls:

Abigail Floyd - Sanderson 52

Sophie Winder                   66

Freya Shilton                     94


Year 6 Boys:

Logan McIntyre 80

Sam Hansson   100


Finally, well done to all participants who represented the school. Special mention has to go to Toby Swarbrick - it has been about twelve years since we had a first place runner in this event!

Year 5/6 Running Club 2015

In preparation for this year's Inter-Schools Cross Country Race (date to be confirmed), I have started a running club for children, of all abilities, in Years 5 and 6. This will be held each Monday from 3pm - 4pm.

Let us hope that we can repeat the same success as last year!

 Inter-schools Cross Country Saturday 10th May


This year’s Inter-schools Cross Country Races were once again held at Lancaster University. True to form, the weather did not look particularly promising though the rain held off until the event was over- very different from last year’s event!

There were four races, split into: Year 5 Girls, Year 5 Boys, Year 6 Girls and Year 6 Boys.

The races were held over a mile in length and the top three positions from each school combined to form a team total. There were over 130 participants in each race. In addition, every school in the District is invited to enter and, on the day, there were around 25 schools fielding teams.

The results are as follows:

Year 5 Girls:

Emma Pearson                 27

Abigail Floyd-Sanderson   61

Lucy Seward                     87

Year 5 Boys:

George Cookson               2

Thomas Dowthwaite          6

Joshua Allison                   13

Lewis Trowse                    28

Logan McIntyre                 79

Sam Hansson                   101

Year 6 Girls:

Eve Harwood                     11

Abigail Trowse                   36

Ellie Newby                        44

Laura Reeder                     72

Year 6 Boys:

Lucas Pinington                 6

Jack Garwood                   18

Ethan Harrison                  33

The Year 5 Boys achieved the best team score of the morning (including all races and all schools!) with a combined total of 21. The Year 6 Boys missed out on third position by just one point!

Finally, it remains for me to say well done to all the runners representing Torrisholme C.P. School. Also, a big thank you to the two Year 5 Girls who stepped in at the last minute to enable a full team to be entered.

Lastly, thank you to all the staff who supported this event and trained our runners.

Mr. M. Harding