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Cross Country Club

Cross Country club is held every Friday morning from 8.15am until 8.45am, the club is open to children in years 3, 4, 5 & 6.

If your child would like to take part please complete the Cross Country permission letter (available from the office) and return the completed slip to the school office as soon as possible.


Club Rules

  • Please ensure that Mrs Holgate (Parent) is on the school site before leaving your child at school.
  • Children should arrive no earlier than 8.15am. The runners will leave school at 8.20am to start their run so please be on time.
  • Children need to come to school in sports clothing and wearing trainers.
  • Children will get wet and muddy on occasion so please make sure your child has a spare pair of socks and full school uniform to change into afterwards.
  • In the event of heavy rain on a Friday morning please note that cross country may be cancelled at the last moment.



Cross Country Results

Pupils ventured from school in the rain on Friday 11th October to race at Somerhill. Despite the driving rain, there were some excellent individual and team performances. Fordcombe had two silver medal winners; one in the Boys Under 9s race and the other in the Boys Under 11s race. Many thanks to all those parents that get up early week-in and week-out and help run the cross-country club on a Friday morning. Thanks must also go to all those mums and dads that stood in the rain and cold and watched Fordcombe pupils run the race on Friday afternoon.


Pupils from across KS2 travelled to Mascalls School on Monday 20th January for the first race in a series of three. All pupils performed very well with some excellent results. Fordcombe had a winner in the Year 4/5/6 boy’s race and we had 7 children finish in the top ten places for their races. Overall the Year 4/5/6 boys team came 2nd missing first place by just 2 points and the Year 4/5/6 girls came 3rd. Thank you to Mrs Verrell, Mrs Hobbs and Mrs Jepps for helping to organise this event.


Well done to all the pupils that took part in the final of three cross-country races at Mascall’s School in Paddock Wood on Monday 31st March. Fordcombe had another winner in the Year 4/5/6 boy’s race & the Year 4, 5 and 6 girls won the overall team prize, improving each time that they raced. Many thanks must go to the parents that ferried pupils to and from the venue, as well as Mrs Hobbs, Mrs Verrell, Mrs Jepps and Ms Brickell who turn up week-in and week-out to run the Friday morning cross-country club.


Kent Cross Country Championships

The weather was blustery and slightly drizzly on Saturday morning as eight pupils represented the school at the Kent Cross-Country Championships at the Kent Show Grounds, near Detling. The looped course was perfect for spectators who got to see grit, determination and perseverance from all the runners from Fordcombe.

With well over one hundred runners in each of the races, it was a real test against the best young athletes that Kent has to offer. Benji (Year 4) was our highest placed finisher in 10th place. Well done as well to Phoebe (Year 3) Hannah B, Hannah R, Lolita (Year 4), Will (Year 4), John Finlay and Joseph (Year 6) who all ran great races, improving on performances from last year.

Many thanks must go to Mrs Hobbs, who continues to run and organise the ever-popular cross-country group each Friday morning.

Cross Country Tournament Photos

Giving Pupils the Best Start to Their Education