The Oxford Half Marathon School's Challenge.
Since September, 45 keen runners (and 5 not always so keen teachers!) have been clocking up the miles in preparation for the School's challenge for the Oxford Half Marathon. The running club have met twice weekly and completed at least 2 miles a week, ready for the big day. On Sunday 9th October, once all of the Half Marathon runners (including several of our parents) had gone off for their 13.1 miles around Oxford, our group walked to the start line. With a warm up from Chico (does anyone remember Chico time?) we were off to complete our last mile to complete 13.1 miles all together. I am so incredibly proud of the children for showing determination, perseverance and resilience during this time, as well as respect and support for each other. It was great to see so many children (1/3 of the school) taking part in this event and seeing their faces as they ran through the streets of Oxford was fantastic. Well done Freeland!
The cross country race was a big run that three schools took part in. It took place at Bartholomew in Eynsham. It was held on the 10th October 2016; a lot of the KS2 took part in this and were very happy with the results.
Years three and four had a separate race to the year fives and sixes. Three and four had a shorter race to year five and sixes. Everyone impressed the teachers in order to get a certificate at the end. Two sports leaders from Bartholomew volunteered to be a hare and a tortoise. The hare was at the front with the fastest runners and the tortoise was at the back with the slower runners. We all really enjoyed the race!
The race was great fun and we all were really happy. Year 3 and 4 from Freeland even came 1st when they added up all the points. Some people are going to the West Oxfordshire Cross Country race next week.
Written by Ila B and Phoebe I
EPA Fun Run!
Well done to Mr Jeffries, Mrs McCarthy and Mr Boland (ICT technician) for joining me at an inter-EPA ‘fun-run’ last weekend. Standlake, Hanborough and Freeland met at Cutteslowe Park to take part in the park run. We came a respectable 3rd and despite the early start on a Saturday morning, (and not being the fastest team) we all had fun!