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Arno Vale Junior School

Cross Country

Gedling Schools Virtual Cross Country Championships - Autumn term 2020

During the Autumn term, Gedling School Games offered schools the opportunity to compete against each other in a Virtual Cross County Event.

Gedling's Virtual Cross Country event replaced the event for Y5/6 usually held at Carlton Le Willows Academy in late November / early December. This year, the primary event was opened up to include all year groups, as schools could run the competition in their own environment. 


All pupils participated in initial trials which involved Year 3 and 4 completing a 1250m timed run around the school field; Year 5 and 6 ran 1500m. The standard of runners this year was exceptional and 59 pupils were selected to represent Arno Vale at the Gedling Cross-Country Championships. 

The results from the 5 schools and 343 pupils who competed have now been collated and we are delighted to share the news that we were extremely successful - winning every category we entered! Arno Vale have therefore been crowned this year’s Gedling Schools KS2 Cross Country Champions! A fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to everyone who took part, your hard work, determination and those extra training sessions were all worth it!

Cross Country Club

During the Autumn and Spring term, Mrs Lund runs a lunchtime cross country club. Pupils who would like to participate can meet on the field at 12:30pm in their PE kits. Cross Country Club is currently running for the following year groups:

Year 4 - Wednesday

Year 5 - Thursday


Gedling Schools – Primary Cross Country Championships

On Thursday 28th November, our Y5/6 Cross Country team braved a wet and rainy afternoon to contest the Gedling Schools Cross Country Competition. 


All children ran well, displaying the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. 


Overall, the girls team put in some strong efforts to finish 2nd. Five of our runners finished in the top 12 and went on to represent Gedling at the NSAA County Schools Championships.


The County Championships were held at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday 1st February 2020. Our pupils ran well on the challenging course. One area was so wet that some pupils lost their shoes in the mud. Congratulations to everyone who participated - particularly those who completed the course in just their socks!