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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Final Cross Country Details - 10th October 2015

Please click this link to access the final details for the Cross Country event on Saturday 10th October 2015.

As you know, your child is one of over 260 Upton runners entered in the first Thanet Primary Schools Cross-Country held at Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH this Saturday 10th October.

The times of each race are below – runners should aim to arrive at least 20 mins before their race to ensure they are ready in good time. Please be aware that there will be slow moving traffic around parking areas which may delay you. All runners need to be accompanied by a parent/carer as the school cannot be responsible for children on a Saturday and it will be extremely busy. Children should not forget their asthma inhalers or any other medication they may require. Adults or siblings should not run around the outside of the course with the children as this can be off-putting to other runners. Spiked shoes are not permitted.

The races rarely take over 10 mins. Children run only against their own year group and in same gender races – Year 3 girls first, then Year 3 boys, Year 4 girls, Year 4 boys etc, competing against the other schools. All runners who finish the race receive a medal

A letter containing these details will be sent home today (Tues 6th Oct) and your child will also have been given a running number which needs to be pinned to the front of the top they will be running in with four pins. All runners are pre-registered. They do not need to do anything when they arrive other than run in their race when it is called. There is an Upton sign on the field where our runners generally congregate. Children can run in whatever clothes they are comfortable in.

Races Timetable (Try to arrive AT LEAST 20 mins before your race).

Year 3 Girls  10.00am (1km)

Year 3 Boys   10.20am (1km)

Year 4 Girls  10.40am (1km)

Year 4 Boys   11.00am (1km)

Year 5 Girls  11.20am (1.5km)

Year 5 Boys   11.40am (1.5km)

Year 6 Girls  12.00am (1.5km)

Year 6 Boys   12.20am (1.5km)

 Information from the organisers:


  • Vehicular access to the site will be via Manston Road, Entrance through Gate 3 - NO GENERAL PARKING IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MAIN ENTRANCE
  • Disabled parking is available in front of the museum-spaces are limited and disabled badges must be in view. 
  • Exit from the site will be through Gate 2
  • Pedestrian access will be via the main entrance off of Park Lane
  • Only guide dogs are permitted to be on site.

Our emphasis has always been on getting pupils involved in the event. Well done to everyone who is taking part and please give our runners lots of encouragement and cheering on the day. We have over half the school entered, over three times the number of any other local school, so there will always be someone to encourage!



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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393