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Pupils are supportive of one another, taking obvious pleasure in the successes of their peers.

ISI 2013

Cross Country

The running group consists of cross country runners, pentathletes and track athletes. We meet every Thursday after school till 5pm.

Sessions are run at Central Park - which is 5 minutes away - providing a warm up run before dynamic stretching at the park. The main session is tailored around event schedules and is usually threshold runs; shorter intense reps; longer 3 - 5 minute intervals at VO2 Max or a steady run round Plymouth Hoe to taper.

Early in the school year, we focus on cross country with the local trials taking place in November; the regional in January and the Nationals in March. In 2014, we had 21 students qualify for the Devon Championships; 5 for the Nationals and a 14th place in England for Emily Ackford. From February, the focus turns to specific distances, such as the 800s for the pentathletes. Other opportunities for running take place on Mondays and Tuesdays with various members of staff.

Pupils are supportive of one another, taking obvious pleasure in the successes of their peers.

ISI 2013
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