Cross Country

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tuesday, 31st January

Brambletye Cross Country Meeting
Today we attended a terrific cross country meeting at Brambletye and our team gave an excellent account of themselves.  Five schools took part.  Each age-group entered two boys and two girls. 

The Junior race, over one mile, was run first.  This included all the U11 and U10 runners.  Mimosa produced a superb run to come fourth in the junior girls - not bad for an U8 running against U11s and U10s!  Chloe did well to finish 10th.  In the junior boys Hamish ran very well and finished strongly in 6th place, with Harvey just behind in 8th.
In the Seniors, over 1.6 miles, including all the U13 and U12 runners, the boys did extremely well: Theo 5th, Jack 6th, Javier 10th and Roland 11th.  In the girls Jemima ran a fantastic 7th and Sonia 9th. 

The scoring was done on a team basis with the following results:
Junior boys - 4th
Junior girls - 3rd
Senior boys - 2nd
Senior girls - 4th
Juniors overall - 4th
Seniors overall - 3rd
The overall result was very close:
1st - Handcross Park 148
2nd - Brambletye 153
3rd - Ashdown 158
Well done to all the runners who represented Ashdown.  MH

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Tuesday, 3rd February

Cross Country Meeting at Brambletye
On Tuesday afternoon 20 of Ashdown’s finest runners competed against pupils from Ardingly, Brambletye, Copthorne and Handcross Park on a gruelling cross country course.

In the junior event our year 5 and 6 runners had to negotiate a tricky 1.6km course. Gustavo, Vlad, Eben and Will all ran bravely to the very end in what proved to be a very talented field. Elicia produced a great run, finishing 8th in the junior girls event. Chloe, Sarah and Innes found the course challenging, but they can hope to build on their performances in future events. 
Meanwhile our year 7 and 8 pupils ran a 2.65km circuit culminating in a muddy uphill final stretch. Theo produced the run of the day, battling to a fantastic third place in the boy’s event. Eduoard also made the top ten, finishing in 7th place. Cosme and Roland completed a strong performance for the senior boys, finishing 13th and 16th respectively. The senior girls were not to be outdone with some brilliant performances. Carmen led the way with a superb third place finish, with Cristina and Sonia finishing 8th and 9th. Jemima finished strongly in what proved to be an important 12th place.
While the pupils enjoyed their much deserved match tea, our Brambletye hosts collated the final scores for the junior and senior team events. In the junior event, Ashdown were placed in 5th position, but our runners can all be proud of their individual performances. The senior event proved to be incredibly close, with Ashdown claiming first place overall. Our runners headed for home with their medals proudly on show.
Well done to all involved, and let us hope for further successes in the coming weeks.


Monday, 25 January 2016

Xt Results for Monday, 25th January





  1. Lily
  3. Indya
  5. Kit
  7. Etienne
  9. Aidan



  1. Josh
  3. Vlad
  5. Gus
  7. Eben
  9. Felicity



  1. Edouard
  3. Carmen
  5. Theo
  7. Cosme
  9. Cristina

Monday, 16 November 2015

Cross Country at Handcross Park

We loaded three minibuses and travelled to Handcross Park to participate in their annual cross country event. We had ten children in each age group - under 9s, under 11s and under 13s. We ran well although very competitively. We will need to spend a little more time running if we are to challenge the front runners next year. Lily ran well for the girls, as did little Indya - running in the under 9 age group - an impressive performance indeed. Gonzalo and Arthur ran well for the boys and we placed in the top half of the results. Overall we came 6th in the competition.  RS

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Runners are made tough. The cross country team woke this morning to frost and then snow-fall but none of these dampened their spirits. They donned their summer athletic vests and prepared for a muddy run in Brambletye's backyard. We fared well and came fourth (out of five) but beat Brambletye in both the Junior and Senior sections - Bravo! I must mention the following runners who did exceptionally well - Will Harris, our cross-country Captain, came 4th out of 40 runners - three cheers and all that; Etienne came 8th, whilst Lily performed the best for the girls, coming 7th out of 40! Roland and Theo also finished in the top ten. Well done to everyone on braving the elements and running until the bitter end!  RS