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Dove Valley Cup Final Football - Ashbourne Rec - 21.7.16

Dove Valley Cup Final Football - Ashbourne Rec - 21.7.16 1

Dove Valley Cup Final Football - Ashbourne Rec - 21.7.16

 

Parkside vs Parkside rounds off a wonderful year of sport, with many of our successful athletes moving onto secondary school. Well done to all who played in the match, which ended in a 7-1 victory for the Parkside Braves team. Congratulations to Lucas who showed great determination and resilience despite conceding more goals than he would've liked :)

 

Thank you to Mrs. Bailey and Mr. Dell who organised the two teams.

Rounders Festival - 6.7.16

Rural Derbyshire Quad Kids Athletics Final - QEGS - 27.6.16

 

After a resounding victory in the cluster competition, we took the next step en route to the county final. The team threw, jumped and ran some amazing performances, but alas, it was not to be. Two teams out of five invited contested the event; Parkside and Turnditch.

 

On the day we had some strong performances. Notably, Toby, Izac, Grace, Bethany and Kamil, who all managed personal bests in a range of events. These four were backed up by the usual consistency of seasoned performers; Oliwia, Lily, Zack, Jess and Sammy. Sammy did especially well to knock a whole five seconds from his 600m pb! These performances combined scored Parkside a whopping 1598 points - the highest amount amassed by any Quad Kids team at Parkside and a score which would've placed them 3rd at last year's County Final!

 

Disappointment came for both Kamil and Oliwia in the 600m. Both wearing their hearts on their respective sleeves, injury struck! It must be said that despite this, they soldiered on. Oliwia completed her 600m but had to withdraw from her strongest event and Kamil found the strength to participate in the final event; the 75m. It is a bitter blow for last year's County Champion Oliwia but a period of rest now beckons and we hope to see her strong and fighting fit, along with all this year's Year 6 leavers in their transition to QEGS.

 

It was pleasing to see Parkside carry themselves with dignity and honour in the face of disappointment. We are all very proud of you!

 

Thanks to parents for their support and to Mrs. Bailey, who helped manage the team on the day.

 

Mr. Peach

The Parkside School Games 22.6.16

RDSSP Cyclocross - Ashbourne Rec - 17.6.16

QEGS Cluster Quad Kids Competition - QEGS - 26.5.16

QEGS Cluster Quad Kids Competition - QEGS - 26.5.16

 

Having made the County Final last year, winning the 'Sporting Values Award' and a solid 6th place, the pressure was on to lay the foundations for a trip to this year's final.

 

Parkside took three teams: Raiders; Tempest; Buccaneers. With some stars nursing injuries it was important to take stock and ensure teams weren't too vulnerable. This decision paid off and athletes who excelled last year helped others along with encouragement and guidance.

 

Raiders stormed to victory in a number of events, drawing upon the experience and keen attitude which has brought many of them success this year. This allowed the team a comfortable overall victory and passage to the next round. Tempest, with some equally impressive individual performances (notably Jess) finished the competition in third place. It is an impressive achievement to have two teams in the top three and echoes our dominance in other recent competitions.

 

Our Buccaneers team, made up mostly of Year 5 athletes, had the chance to sample competitive athletics for the first time. This team did tremendously well, storming to an overall sixth place finish!

 

Congratulations to all of our athletes. It is a pleasure to see so much enthusiasm - especially in Olympic year!

 

Thank you to Mrs Richmond for her continued support of Parkside's competitive sports teams and thanks also to parents for supporting your children and Parkside.

 

Mr. Peach

 

TEAM SCORES
     
Team Points Rank
Parwich A 972 8
Parwich B 801 12
Kniveton 1,131 5
Osmaston A 1,409 2
Osmaston B 1,279 4
Parkside Buccaneers 1,031 6
Parkside Raiders 1,526 1
Parkside Tempest 1,298 3
Sudbury 531 14
Waterhouses 895 9
Hulland A 1,023 7
Hulland B 879 10
Ilam 846 11
BiggHarts 730 13

Y3/4 RDSSP Hockey Tournament - Anthony Gell - 24.5.16

Y3/4 RDSSP Hockey Tournament - Anthony Gell - 24.5.16

 

Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth was the setting for the Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament. Parkside took two teams comprised of hardened hockey pros mixed with first time hockey players. With medals on offer, all was to play for. Both of our teams made valiant efforts in their respective pools, with our A Team qualifying as winners of their group. This meant that they went into a semi-final clash. Losing the semi, forced them into a 3rd/4th place playoff against local rivals Osmaston. Having been inseperable in the first round, it was more of the same in the playoff game; ending in a draw. This meant that both Parkside and Osmaston won a well deserved bronze medal.

 

Our 'B' team showed great attacking flair, led ably by Ms. Dixon in her first Parkside managerial role :) The team can be happy that they scored many many goals, winning two out of four games. They were very unfortunate not to progress.

 

Pictures can be found above.

 

Mr. Peach

Y6 Intra School Quad Kids - QEGS

Dove Valley Trophy Football - QEGS - 28.4.16

 

Wash out! The rain threatened to cancel the event but the desire to play on shone through. Three Parkside teams contested the Dove Valley cup, with the potential winners of the A and B pool to contest the final.

 

With three strong teams in three different pools, hopes to succeed were high. This was helped somewhat by the late withdrawal of some teams due to the weather.

 

The weather is not a factor which affects our Parkside superstars, and with similar showings of grit and determination as shown in earlier competitions, the players showcased a masterclass in defensive grit, coupled with cutthroat attacking precision.

 

The rain held off for most of the games and our A team took to the field with astonishing skill and tactical awareness. This enabled them to win their first game and continue into the following games with confidence. Setting aside local rivals Osmaston with ease, the fifth and final game for the A team was against the stars of Clifton - widely regarded as the most cohesive team in the cluster.

 

Clifton started the game with a flurry of close chances but our defense kept up pressure. Late in the game, the ball fell to Kyle, who had been clinical in his finishing in previous games. GOAL! The elation on the players' faces spoke volumes of their pride and they saw out the game to clinch a valuable victory against a notably strong team.

 

Parkside's B team shared similar success and Mrs Bailey steered them to a mirrored 100% record, scoring a sack full of goals.

 

Mrs Stapleton guided the C team to two victories and a draw before the hail and snow settled their group.

 

It is an amazing feat to leave a competition with an unbeaten record, especially in such terrible weather. We praise our players and staff for their efforts, which collectively, have brought an immensely pleasing whole school performance to further cement Parkside's dominance on the local sporting scene.

 

Rumour has it that it will be a Parkside vs Parkside final for the Dove Valley trophy.

 

Mr Peach

Year 3/4 QEGS cluster football - 27.4.16

Year 3/4 QEGS cluster football festival - QEGS - 27.4.16

 

On Wednesday 27th April, Parkside were invited to a year 3/4 football competition. Competing as one of the QEGS cluster schools, we took two teams of up and coming stars.

 

Conditions held out, in what was an unpredictable week of weather. Our A team were very successful, not losing any games. Dejvid, Mason and Luca formed a formidable partnership up front, with stars from our champion girls' team, Adela and Phoebe, playing alternate roles in attack and defence. The team went on to be unbeaten and won their pool.

 

In the B team, Aaron successfully converted each of the teams' chances. For the rest of the team, it was a tough test against some unknown quantities.

 

With 3/4 opportunities limited, it was delightful to see each athlete gain valuable experience. We will hopefully see their talents in years to come.

 

Mr Peach

Derby County Ladies Year 5/6 Girl's Football Festival - DW Soccerdome, Derby - 22.3.16

Derby County Ladies Year 3/4 Girl's Football Festival - DW Soccerdome, Derby - 15.3.16

Champions!

 

Positive attitudes inspired a great performance at the Derby County Ladies Football Festival, held at the Soccerdome in Derby. Seventeen teams battled to take home the glittering winner’s trophy.

 

Parkside were in a group of four teams in the preliminary rounds, each playing three games to decide the advancing teams. Our first game started brightly with Adela  banging in a hat full of goals! Our defence were slightly tested in the next few games but a rotating trio of sound hockey player Martha and sensational debuts by Tia, Maya and Captain Lillie ensured that we only conceded one goal in all three games!

 

After Lunch, the quarter finals beckoned, and it was Phoebe's turn to control the goal scoring with a remarkable showing of skill and deft finishing some professional players would be proud of. Parkside won and advanced to the semi finals, seeing off a strong Pennine Way Junior Academy.

 

Having beaten a strong team to reach the semi finals, the girls were extremely excited, realising only two games stood in their way to clinch the trophy. Meriel, our acrobatic goalkeeper kept the team focused in a display of goalkeeping that epitomised the spirit of the team. Conceding some goals but scoring plenty, our team safely beat a strong Mundy Junior side, who showed some equally fantastic goalkeeping skills of their own.

 

Final time – and the girls showed the same tenacity, drive, focus, resilience and determination to take an early 4-0 lead against a physically imposing Homefields School. The opposition soon turned themselves around and scored three goals of their own. After some strong guidance from Goalkeeper Meriel, Tia, Martha and Maya soon locked the defence doors and it wasn’t long before we established another safe cushion. A tense finale soon ensued with Homefields again closing the gap to one goal but the sensational pairing of Phoebe and Adela ruthlessly finished some clinical chances and the final claxon sounded.

 

The performance of the girls at this tournament was an outstanding achievement. All of the team showed many of the PRAISE aims we instil at Parkside. We hope that their success will inspire many other children to take up more physical activity or competitive sport.

 

Thank you to parents for supporting this opportunity and special thanks to Ashbourne Aztecs for the great coaching they have given to Adela and Phoebe.

 

A link to the Ashbourne News Telegraph article can be found here.

 

Mr. Peach

Year 3/4 Intra School Football - QEGS - 7.3.16

Derbyshire County Basketball Final

Derbyshire County Basketball Final - Anthony Gell School

 

Group A

         

 

Team

W

D

L

Points

 

1st

Richardson

4

0

0

12

 

2nd

Hady

3

0

1

9

 

3rd

Grange

2

0

2

6

 

4th

Cavendish

1

0

3

3

 

5th

Glebe

0

0

4

0

 
             

Group B

         

 

Team

W

D

L

Points

 

1st

Oakwood

3

1

0

10

 

2nd

Harpur Hill

1

3

0

6

*Harpur Hill won head to head against St Andrews

3rd

St Andrews

2

0

2

6

 

4th

Fairmeadows

1

1

2

4

 

5th

Parkside

0

1

3

1

 

 

Semi Final 1:

Hady (4) V (16) Oakwood

Semi Final 2:

Richardson (14) V (4) Harpur Hill

Final:

Oakwood (6) V (8) Richardson

3rd/ 4th playoff:

Hady (8) V (14) Harpur Hill

QEGS Cluster Sports Hall Athletics - 29.2.16

QEGS Cluster Sports Hall Athletics - 29.2.16 1

Derby County U11 Kids Trust Cup - 21.01.16

Derby County U11 Kids Trust Cup - 21.01.16

 

There are not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the performance of our Parkside Football Team at the Derby County Under 11 Trust Cup Competition, held at the DW Powerleague Dome in Derby. The best footballers from around Derbyshire were invited to the competition, which was played over two rounds; a group and a knockout. The team played so tremendously well, encompassing all the attributes of a successful competitive team and it was a delight to see every player take their abilities and skills to their absolute limits.

 

Results:

Group stage:

Parkside 15 pts

Horsley 9 pts

Kniveton 6 pts

Kirk Ireton 3 pts

Westhouses 3 pts

Brailsfoird A 0 pts

 

Parkside 8 v Westhouses 0

Parkside 13 v Brailsford A 0

Parkside 3 v Horsley 1

Parkside 8 v Kniveton 0

Parkside 7 v Kirk Ireton 0

 

Knockout Round:

Parkside 4 v South Pennine 2 - Parkside progress after extra time

Parkside 1 v Hilton A 2 - Hilton progress to the combined final

 

To be knocked out by Hilton is no mean feat! It was a very close game and the boys can be happy that they pushed the strongest team at the competition very very far!

 

Mr. Peach

 

QEGS Cluster Basketball Competition - 19.01.16

 

This event was played in two pools. The strongest teams to emerge at the top end of each pool were Parkside Panthers and Osmaston A. Each of our four teams won at least one game, which was especially pleasing for the cobras who had expected to be in the friendly league. Strong basket ballers showcased their (often hidden) talents to the cluster and scored some spectacular points.

 

We left the competition with our heads held high, safe in the knowledge we had been incredibly competitive. Parkside Panthers registered a 100% win record and did not concede even one point! This is a sensational result that shows both attacking and defensive fluidity in a rapid and tense format.

 

Thank you to Mrs Bailey, Mrs Stapleton and Mrs Costello for supporting the children in a successful competition. It was also nice to see some parents encouraging their children and Parkside as a whole at the competition. Parents are always encouraged to attend cluster events.

 

Mr. Peach

 

Derbyshire Athletics Cross Country Championships

Shipley Park, Heanor - 09.01.16

 

Parkside and QEGS teamed up to represent Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships, at a very muddy Shipley Park. Having completed a short program of training, the young athletes tackled the worst of the mud with a brave face. A notoriously difficult course, Shipley Park threw its worst at our runners but they didn't flinch.

 

With some seriously talented club athletes as opposition, all of the age groups did themselves proud. Most notably, the Under 11 boys ran a tough 15oom course. It was hard going but spoils were on offer. Keiran, Archie and Loman struggled hard against the energy sapping mud and their struggles paid off - earning them a team bronze and beating many athletics club athletes at the same time. Keiran had a sensational run to clinch an individual bronze, taking his medal haul to two on the day.

 

Seeing the U11 boys do so well, it was down to the Under 13 boys to match their efforts. It was a difficult task for some, only just edging into the age group by an early birthday. This meant they had to run twice the distance of the U11s. Theo (a strong sprinter) performed strongly, leading the team home in a commendable 15th. Luke, who had suffered an agonising injury part way round the course, made a valiant effort to finish the course. Had he not have had that misfortune, he would've surely been up with Theo, in what was an incredible show of grit and determination. Theo and Luke were followed in by some younger members of the team, who look a promising bet for a team reward next year.

 

Unable to field a full team in the Under 13 girls event, Oliwia and Jessica showed their strength against the older girls in their age group, both finishing the demanding 3000m course. It will serve them with valuable experience with two years left in the age group. Oliwia has great pedigree in athletics, with a Derbyshire School Games Quad Kids Gold Medal to her name already, along with Jessica - a great all round young sports woman with a fantastic competitive attitude. Both girls are surely destined for great things!

 

Full results

 

Thank you to all parents and family members for attending, giving lifts and supporting the training group.

 

Mr. Peach

QEGS Cluster Tag Rugby 25.11.15

QEGS Cluster Tag Rugby tournament and Skills

QEGS 25.11.15

 

Mud, mud, mud! In horrendous conditions, following the recent rains, a tag rugby tournament was held on the QEGS fields. As a Level 1 cluster competition, qualification into the next round would be tough to tackle, especially with an astounding twelve teams competing to progress. Parkside showcased some of Ashbourne's young contact rugby players and it was a chance for them to sample the fierce competition that our cluster offers.

 

Two competitive Parkside teams took to the mud bath with hopes of progressing. Both playing five games each, they should not be too downhearted with their respective records. Team A recorded, two wins, a draw and two losses. After a heavy defeat to Osmaston, the A team started to lose focus but it was extremely encouraging to see these young people turn their attitudes around. With tension high, they recorded a win in their next game.

 

Team B were offered a chance to showcase their skills also. With four losses to their name, it was down to their last game to give it their all. This they did, recording a narrow win and leave the tournament smiling.

 

Whilst the Year 5/6 teams were playing, QEGS had kindly offered to teach skills and techniques to a large group of Year 3/4 children from local schools. Parkside grasped this opportunity with both hands. The children involved left the session beaming with enthusiasm and we extremely thankful to Miss Clayton for offering this opportunity to the younger sports stars.

 

Congratulations to Archie and Luke for scoring our competitive points in the Y5/6 competition.

 

Thank you to Mrs Richmond and Mrs Wilson for their organisation with the children throughout the afternoon.

 

We'd also like to thank parents for coming along to support another successful cluster competition. We hope parents will continue this support - it is great motivation for the children!

 

Mr Peach

Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games Mini Soccer Final 10.11.15

Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games Mini Soccer Tournament

Kirk Hallam Academy, Ilkeston

10.11.15

 

A long evening turned to a late night for our young soccer stars. Having beaten All Saint's, Matlock, to represent the partnership, the Parkside team ventured into unknown territory at the county final. Proud to be at the event, our boys started with a conservative 1-0 loss. This became a trend throughout the rest of the group games with the same scoreline mimicked for the following four. This was not a show of champions and the boys sorely needed a goal.

 

Defensive Goliaths, Daniel and Toby maintained a steady ship, along with Will, Zack and Noah interchanging at the back. The defensive style of play did not suit a 'quick-fire' tournament like this and it was Mr. Peach who slowly realised, changing the formation for the 9th/10th place play-off. With four up front in Fergus, Sammy, Noah and Logan, we cut a dominating imprint on the opposing team. If only this had happened sooner, the boys would've surely been rewarded with a much higher finish. An early goal from Derby County star Sammy put Parkside in the lead, only for our two at the back to uncharacteristically falter to concede to the opposition. Leaving it late, our defence launched the ball forward to spring the opposing defenders, with Sammy finishing 'cool-headed' under pressure to establish the victory.

 

A ninth place finish was a modest reward for our fantastic footballers and Mr. Peach concedes that it was his tactical naivety which let the boys down. This didn't effect the boys though, as spirits were high at the end of the night, after the final game. Tremendous perseverance was shown by the whole team to keep faith until the end. Our single win was the silver lining and a glimpse into the real class and skill that the team possesses.

 

Congratulations to all the players - Parkside is extremely proud of you! Pictures are shown above.

 

Thanks also to parents for continuing to support competitive sport at Parkside, with late finishes and often challenging logistics.

 

Mr Peach

Rural Derbyshire SSP Football Boys Final and Girls Open Tournament – 20.10.15

 

On Tuesday 20th October, Parkside sent our boys’ football team to Anthony Gell School to compete the Rural Derbyshire SSP ‘Large School’ final. There are only four large schools within the whole partnership, two of which decided not to attend. It was then left to Parkside and their opponents – All Saint’s – to contest a longer game than they are traditionally used to in round robin tournaments. Having agreed a game of two twenty minute halves, the two teams warmed up with some passing, tackling and shooting drills. This proved insightful for Parkside as they took an early lead through a headed throw in via Logan. As the game wore on, All Saint’s stepped up their attack but our defence stood strong with Toby, Will and Daniel providing excellent cover for the inspired Kyle in goal. As the first half drew to a close, it was Parkside who maintained a slender lead.

 

A change was made for the second half as Fergus replaced Noah in attack, who had made several great through balls to his team mates. With the second half well under way, it was up to All Saint’s to chase the game. This they did, by creating some fantastic attacking football which really tested the resolve of Daniel and his defensive line. Time was ticking on and two Parkside changes were made. Zack and Kieran taking to the pitch to add some creative flair, in search of that elusive second goal. It finally came towards the dying minutes of the game to secure victory for Parkside and the chance to represent the Rural Derbyshire SSP at the county football finals in Ilkeston next month.

 

While the boys contested their straight final, a girls’ squad of eight hopefuls contested the SSP open tournament. It was great to see many of our team transfer their hockey and netball skills to the football pitch. Team captain Jessica led her team in attack for most of the games, with the team recording a three win, one draw and one loss record. As with the boys, it was the defence who stood strong with Lily and Grace directing other members to form a rock solid wall – barely letting in any goals.

 

At the other end of the park, Hannah was on fire as she struck in many of the team’s goals in their three victories, along with Oliwia, who was commanding the centre of the field like a general with a no-nonsense style of play.

 

As the competition drew to a close, Sainsbury’s Spirit of the Games awards were awarded to players who embodied certain sporting values. Lily and Grace were identified for two of these awards and claimed a certificate to celebrate their achievement. It was then time for the final standings announcement. Read out in reverse order, Parkside were not among the first few names. This surprised the girls and meant that a high placing was on the cards. As the teams were declared, still Parkside were not mentioned – this meant that a medal was definitely within grasp. Finally it was down to two teams for the silver and gold medals. The young hopefuls waited with baited breath and Parkside were announced silver medal winners!

 

This was a fantastic achievement for both teams and another string in our bow to recognise Parkside as a real sporting force. We have always had the talent and along with our various partnerships, we have been able to make great strides give our children the successes they deserve.

 

C. Peach

Rural Derbyshire Cross Country - QEGS

Girls:

1st - AGS (61 points)

2nd - QEGS (85 points)

3rd - HFS (96 points)

4th - HVC (103 points)

5th - LMS (142 points)

 

Individual:

Jessica - 6th 

Hannah - 44th 


Boys:

1st - HVC (60 points)

2nd - QEGS (73 points)

3rd - AGS (94 points)

4th - LMS (118 points)

5th - HFS (134 points)

 

Individual:

Sammy Lee - 12th 

Kieran - 25th 

Zack - 27th 

Rural Derbyshire SSP Cross Country Races – 17.10.15

 

QEGS played host to the Rural Derbyshire SSP Cross Country Races this year, with five of our athletes qualifying from the previous round (QEGS cluster). Wearing the red and white of the QEGS cluster vest, two of our Parkside girls lined up alongside representatives from other local schools to make up the QEGS team. It was marvellous to see new friendships being formed with local schools to help the cause of the QEGS team. It was especially pleasing for two year 6 pupils from Parkside in the boy’s and girl’s events respectively. Jessica managed her usual consistent effort to start conservatively and finish strongly. Sammy-Lee, who has not been with us long, is proving to be quite the sportsman, running all out to finish in the QEGS team. Those who finished outside of the first 6-to-count, were equally pleased with their runs and now have a firm base to improve upon. As shown in the pictures above, both Sammy-Lee and Jessica helped their teams to silver medals on the day, pushing the gold medal team all the way for a tense paper thin finish and difference on points. Well done all for showing determination and commitment on a weekend outside of a normal school week. We’d also like to thank parents for their continuous support at competitions and for encouraging your children to attend running club. As well as improving overall fitness running club helps greatly for competitions like this.

 

Mr Peach

QEGS Cluster Mini Soccer Tournament – 15.10.15

 

Although a large school, Parkside were invited to attend this tournament. We took this opportunity with two hands. Sending four teams, the format was again a round-robin over two leagues. This provided our young footballers the chance to exercise the skills taught throughout school in PE, as well as the excellent coaching some receive at Ashbourne Aztecs. It was encouraging to see more girls coming forward for this event – some of which were looking to improve their confidence in a competitive game environment. Mr Peach identified these pupils and spent some time teaching some basic focused skills on a smaller ratio to what they may have already received. This showed as they attacked each game with confidence and awareness. Of our four teams, it was teams B, C and D who were most successful, recording the most wins. Special mention must be reserved for Year 6 boys Freddie and Toby, who used their expert football knowledge alongside some less confident players. They encouraged their team mates and showcased some of the Sainsbury’s School Games ‘Spirit of the Games’ – Well done! Photos can be seen above.

 

Mr Peach

Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament - QEGS - 6.10.15

Red League 

=1st Osmaston a

=1st Parkside a 

3rd Hulland

4th Parwich

5th Brailsford a

6th Osmaston b

7th Parkside b

 

Green League  

1st Parkside c

2nd Waterhouses

3rd Biggharts

4th Brailsford b

5th Osmaston c

6th Parwich b

7th Osmaston d

QEGS Cluster Hockey Festival – 6.10.15

 

Rain was forecast and rain came. Not just rain, a torrential downpour. This wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of three Year 5/6 hockey teams Parkside sent to the QEGS Cluster Hockey Festival. Filled with keen hockey enthusiasts and first timers alike, the festival format presented confident players to showcase their talents alongside beginners in a fun and progressive way. Five games were played by each team in a round-robin style tournament. All of our players, both expert and beginner, showed brilliant technique and skill. Knowledgeable feedback was on hand from the QEGS Sports Leaders running the event. This allowed all of the participants a chance to improve their game. With exemplary behaviour and fantastic results, we were proud to send our athletes to this event. Results and photos are listed above.

 

Mr Peach

Cross Country – 23.9.15 – QEGS

 

True to form, the rain came to dampen the ground and set up a ‘proper’ cross country competition. Parkside took 50, yes 50! Young runners to the competition, with hopes of reaching high placings at the finish.

 

With no infants to race, we used the opportunity to recon the course and a warm up. It was then time to cheer on our Y3/4 runners. After being expertly shown the course once again, by Parkside alumni – now QEGS sports leader, the budding young hopefuls were off. 1200m or 1 ½ laps of a tough course were between them and victory. Facing tough opposition, it was two Friday morning running club members who showed their class in the finishing funnel. Thomas strode in 3rd overall and newcomer Phoebe blazed a trail to 1st girl and 7th overall. Following them closely were many others Parkside representatives with smiles on their faces.

 

Next came the Y5/6 event, consisting of 2 laps or 1600m – a tad further than Friday running club members are used to. The training they had done showed though, and it was newcomer Sammy who led the charge of three runners in the top 10! He was followed closely by Kieran and Zack, who may be in store for a team prize and qualification to represent the QEGS cluster later in the year. Jessica managed her usual consistent and well measured effort to finish 3rd girl, narrowly missing out in a sprint for the line with a local Clifton rival.

 

Congratulations to all of our 50 athletes who showed tremendous courage in less than glamorous conditions – we are proud of all of you! Thanks also to Miss Durose, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Costello, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Padden for their help at the event. It was great to see many other parents and family members at the event too. I’m sure the children were very encouraged!

 

Mr Peach

OVERALL

SCORE 1

SCORE 2

SCORE 3

TOTAL

POSITION

OSMASTON

27

40

46

113

1st

PARKSIDE

44

47

41

132

2nd

NORBURY

50

166

108

324

3rd

LONGFORD

72

33

225

330

4th

HULLAND

30

148

187

365

5th

BRAILSFORD

160

146

203

509

6th

CLIFTON

323

136

74

533

7th

ILAM

220

239

112

571

8th

FITZHERBERT

133

304

184

621

9th

KNIVETON

260

90

295

645

10th

PARWICH

287

92

308

687

11th

MARSTON

152

158

402

712

12th

WATERHOUSES

232

366

291

889

13th

BRADLEY

262

357

442

1061

14th

BIGGHARTS

269

363

524

1156

15th

Thank you to parents and pupils for showing great determination to tackle a tough 2mile Fun Run course. Thanks also to Miss Jenkins for expert commentary and Miss Durose who supported the children on their way around the course.

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