More than 200 primary school children took part in our annual Fun to Run event on Thursday 19th May at Holme Brook Valley Park.
Sara Evans, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The event is a fantastic opportunity for young people to enjoy some outdoor physical activity with their friends and perhaps inspire them to get into running and other sports.”
Children from 14 schools across Chesterfield attended the event, and it proved very popular with both teachers and pupils.
Ben Moss, a teacher at St Mary’s Primary School, said: “It was great to see so many children taking part today. The setting and organisation was first class”
Meanwhile, a parent from Cutthopre Primary school said: “This event has been such a confidence booster for both my children, a fantastic event to take part in.”
Parents were encouraged to attend and support their children. By involving schools, pupils and parents together it is hoped more children will stay active as they get older.
The event encouraged participation with most schools engaging whole year groups in a fun to run event in their own school, before inviting to top five boys and girls to take part in the district event.
The top three boys and girls in each year group were awarded medals for their fantastic achievements.
Congratulations to Walton Holymoorside Primary School, who were crowned year 2 and year 3 Fun to Run champions.
All results can be found via the links below;