Cross Country competition at Blue Coat School Reading on Thursday 10th October 2019

Welcome back to a new season of cross country and our first in division 1!

Here are the details of the first competition.

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Venue: Blue Coat School Reading RG4 6SU


We will leave school promptly at 12:45pm 

Walk the course from 1.30pm

Briefing: 2.00pm – Only staff and children are permitted to attend the briefing. 

First race- Year 3 /4 girls: 2.15pm

Second race- Year 3 / 4 boys: 2.30pm 

Third race- Year 5 /6 girls: 2.45pm

Fourth race- Year 5 /6 boys: 3.00pm 

The school must be vacated by 3.30pm


There is limited parking for cars and coaches opposite the school. Cars will be able to park on Sonning Field opposite the school entrance and will be directed by Marshals on the day.

No cars or coaches are to enter the school site.

Race Assembly Area:

From the car park, cross over the road towards Blue Coat School. Walk past the cricket ground on your left. The assembly field is then on the right.

This will be used as the meeting point and where the Start/Finish will be located.


These are located by the cricket ground.

Course route:

Year 3/4 Race

Yr 3 & 4 map: Approx 1.5km

Year 5/6 Race

Yr 5/6 map:  Approx 2km

Year 5 and 6 children will do a lap clockwise around the first field at the beginning of the race.

When they enter the field round the back of the school, they will run around the whole field (rather than running directly towards the tree).

On their way back, before they enter the finish, they will run a lap of the first field (again) but this time anti-clockwise.


We will need to provide a marshal for this event. See maps below for our position. Our marshal number is 8. Please let me know if you can marshal on the day. When marshals arrive they must go to the race registration to be briefed. We will also need someone to record the positions and parents helpers this year who can assist in supervising the children. Please let me know before the day if you are able to support us.

We will provide a top for your child for this event. They will need trainers, shorts/joggers/leggings and a jumper. Bring any other appropriate clothing depending on the weather. Please also provide a snack and water for your child.

*Please remember that if your child is chosen to compete at this competition they will receive a letter of invitation. I am unable to take all the children due to a maximum number of children allowed. If your child is not invited to this competition it does not mean they will not be invited to the next.  Equally if your children is invited to Blue Coat it does not guarantee them an invitation to the next competition. It all depends on your child’s weekly commitment, ability and enthusiasm shown at club. 

Thank you

Miss Hickey