Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Cross Country

Southborough School shine at Tunbridge Wells District Cross Country.

What a fantastic start to the Cross-Country season for all the pupils that took part in a very soggy and muddy first Tunbridge Wells District Cross country event at Showfields Playingfields. We are delighted to have the support of the The Skinners Grammar School allowing us to use their facilities throughout the year. The aim is to try and provide all the schools in the local area with a series of races.

The course was slightly undulating with a very muddy woody section where pupils had to navigate between trees, then a short, sharp incline before returning to the playfields. There were over three hundred children taking part in the four races between Years 3-6 and the course was around a mile long for the older pupils and three quarters of a mile for younger pupils.

Southborough had a number of notable performances lead by Bella who finished forth and Isabelle who finished 12th in the Year 5 and 6 Girls race. Bella remained with the leading group for most of the race before a big sprint finish at the end. Isabelle and Neve both ran well paced races to finish strongly in the muddy conditions.

Jacob lead home the boys in a brilliant 7th despite admitting before the race that he was very nervous. He felt that his training at a local club was really starting to pay off and he felt the difference in his fitness. Henry and Colton in year 5 came through strongly at the end to finish 22nd and 29th with George and Alfred following closely behind.

Hannah had an excellent run to finish 10th in a very competitive Year 3 and 4 girls race with Ava and Charlotte moving through the field throughout the race to finish strongly at the end very close together.

Ben and Ravi had a very close race in the Year 3-4 boys’ race, both pushing each other around the course amongst the top 8 runners. Towards the end of the race, Ben produced a big sprint finish with Ravi closely behind to finish 6th and 9th respectively. Caden in his first outing ran an excellent paced race to finish close behind.

Well done to all the pupils that took part in possibly the biggest Cross-Country race we've put on to date. We look forward to hosting at Skinners Grammar School again after Christmas.


Year 5-6 Boys

Jacob 7th

Henry 22nd

Colton 29th

George 33rd

Alfred- 40th

Year 5-6 Girls

Bella 4th

Isabelle 12th

Isabelle S 40th

Neve 42nd

Year 3-4 Boys

Hannah 10th

Ava 21st

Charlotte 26th

Year 3-4 Boys

Ben 6th

Ravi 9th

Caden 42nd








Cross Country at Skinners School- Monday 24th April

Well done to all the children that took part in the Tunbridge Wells District Cross Country this week at Skinners School. It was a brilliant course with a mix of hills, woods and grass to really challenge our pupils. This year was no exception with some superb performances once again led by Ava in Year 4 with a superb 2nd place in heavy rain and windy conditions. Ava had a battle at the front with a fellow club runner but continued her excellent form under difficult conditions. Also, in the top ten were Sophia in the Year 5 and 6 girls race powering through to a magnificent 5th place in her race along with Hannah who also finished a strong 5th place in the Year 3 and 4 races. These great performances were equally matched by a number of pupils running in their first race with Isabella finishing 9th in the Year 5-6 Girls race and Jake finishing 11th in the Year 5-6 boys’ race.

A huge well done to all the pupils that took part in the Cross Country this week and a full list of results can be seen below:



Southborough Children Names

Finish Position

Girls Year 6 

Isabella B

Sophia S

Irene HR




Girls Year 5 

Freya A



Boys Year 6 

Chetan D

Louis D

Alfie G




Boys Year 5 

Alfie P

Bastian PI

Jake J





Boys Year 4 

Billy E

Phoenix CW

Finn D




Boys Year 3

Jake K

Leo G

Louie P




Girls Year 4 

Ava H

Ivy S

Ellie W






Girls Year 3 

Hannah B

Evie RJ

Charlotte R                                       








Well done to all the pupils that took part in Wednesdays Tunbridge Wells District Cross Country at Mascalls Academy. 


There were four fantastic races with some brilliant results from our Southborough pupils on a undulating course. In the year 3-4 Girls race, Ava again for the second year running came home a clear leader in the girls race with a brilliant piece of front running closely followed by Hannah and Neve. In the Boys race Henry came home in a fantastic 12th place over the half mile course showing great strength up the final hill. In the year 5-6 two lap races, Elliot ran a strong second lap to move through the field to 11th place being closely followed by Jared and Jacob, Frank, George and Teddy in the boys race. In the girls race, it was a close run competition with Bella leading the team home in 12th from Jess, Hattie, Isabella S and Isabelle D, all running with great determination. 


Well done to all the pupils that took part on a challenging course around Mascalls Academy fields. We look forward to two further races later in the year at Beechwood and Rose Hill schools. 




Girls Year 3-4


Ava- 1st

Hannah- 4th

Neve- 9th


Boys Year 3-4


Henry- 12th


Girls Year 5-6


Bella- 12th

Isabelle S-26th

Hattie- 27th

Jess- 29th

Isabelle D- 30th


Boys- Year 5-6


Elliot- 11th

Jared- 25th

Jacob- 26th

Frank- 40th

George- 42nd

Teddy- 45th


Well done everyone.