Last year we entered the Gliddon and Squire X Country League for the first time.  Children in years 3-6 took part and loved the experience of running around in the mud for their school!  We’d love to enter this year.  There are 7 events across the Autumn and Winter and you can enter as many as you like.  The emphasis is on fun – there are kids of all ages and standards running, and the goal is to enjoy the experience!

Events are split by age with years 3/4 participating in the Under 9’s boys or girls and years 5/6 participating in the Under 11’s boys or girls.  To take part as a team we need 3 children in each age group – it doesn’t need to be the same children each time and having more children is even better!

Course lengths vary but are around 1km – some are hilly, some are muddy, some are flat, all are off road x country.

The dates this year are:

  • THIS Sunday 29th Sept – 10am Kingsley School, Bideford

  • Sunday 13th Oct – 10am Shebbear College, Beaworthy

  • Sunday 3rd Nov – 10am Coxleigh Barton, Shirwell

  • Sunday 24th Nov – 10am West Buckland School

  • Sunday 15th Dec – 10am Northam Burrows

  • Sunday 12th Jan – 10am Venue TBC

  • Sunday 2nd Feb – West Buckland School FINAL EVENT

At the end of the season, the organisers count the top 5 event times for each child or team to work out the scores.  To qualify for the team event we therefore only need to take part in 5 events, likewise to get an individual medal you just need to turn up to 5 events – you then get a medal wherever you place!

The school will cover the cost of entry which is £10 in total; that’s ALL events.  If you are interested please let Ali Smith or Jo Benfield know.  Ali will complete the entry form but does need Names, DOBs, photo permissions and contact emails from each guardian.

Parents will need to bring children to each event, but we will provide a school running top and lots of support!

Please get in touch with Jo or Ali, and if you can make it to the first one, this Sunday, that would be great!