The MSSP Year 5 & 6 Challenge Run took place at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground throughout the afternoon of the 23rd March 2018. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day with a refreshing breeze; ideal conditions for running.

A fantastic number of schools took part in the event this year. 28 schools in total competed at the event meaning there was a maximum of 196 students running in each race and over 330 children took part overall! Seven boys and seven girls from Year 5 and from Year 6 entered; the Year 6's running for individual and team honors while the Year 5's were racing for personal glory.

The Year 6 runners were the first to run and it was really great to see everyone giving it their all throughout the race. Both the boys’ and girls’ races were incredibly close with many runners coming in one after another, while all runners were cheered on from the side lines by school-mates, teachers and parents. The Year 6 results were then submitted to be compared and ordered.

Meanwhile, the two Year 5 races were run in the same manner with all competitors trying their absolute best right up until the finishing line.

Individual Placings:


Year 6 Girls

Year 6 Boys

1st: Muna - Poplar

1st: Jasper - Hillcross

2nd:  Lara - Bishop Gilpin

2nd: Seb - Hollymount

3rd: Frances – Bishop Gilpin

3rd: Charlie – Bishop Gilpin

4th: Lili – Bishop Gilpin

4th: James - St John Fisher

5th: Ella - Dundonald

5th: Jackson – Hollymount

6th: Antonia - Links  

6th: Matthew – Dundonald

7th: Sophie – The Priory

7th: Gabe - Dundonald

8th: Daisy - Hatfield

8th: Daniel - Dundonald

9th: Eva – St John Fisher

9th: Will – Bishop Gilpin

10th: Karolina - Poplar  

10th: Adam - Aragon

Year 5 Girls

Year 5 Boys

1st: Erin – Bishop Gilpin

1st: Christopher - Aragon

2nd: Zoe – Holy Trinity

2nd: Jasper Abington- Hillcross

3rd: Enzo – Bishop Gilpin

3rd: Charlotte - Hollymount

4th: Arye – Bishop Gilpin

4th: Hugo – St Matthews

5th: Bella – Wimbledon Chase

5th: Wassiem - Benedict

6th: Coral – St John Fisher

6th: Pancho – Bishop Gilpin

7th: Chloe – Bishop Gilpin

7th: Henry – Bishop Gilpin

8th: Miela - Hillcross

8th: Jack - Hollymount

9th: Kira – Sacred Heart

9th: Jack - Hollymount

10th: Pertra – Wimbledon Chase

10th: Sebastian - Aragon



For the Year 6 team races, the top five runners in each team counted towards the schools’ total and, therefore, their overall position. It was evident to see that each individual ran their hardest to do the best they could for their team.

The teams waited nervously as the officials worked out the final results and it was extremely close.

Top Six Placings:


Year 6 Girls Team Results

Year 6 Boys Team Results

1st: Bishop Gilpin

1st: Bishop Gilpin

2nd: Pelham

2nd: Dundonald

3rd: Hollymount

3rd: Poplar


Congratulations to everyone who took part; the effort, determination and perseverance on display from all of the athletes was outstanding!

Thank you to Sue Taylor and her team from Links Primary School for organising the event, and to Raynes Park High School for providing the leaders. Finally, thank you to all schools for bringing your teams and to all the spectators who came to cheer on the athletes.

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