School Cross Country – SURPRISE!

School Cross Country – SURPRISE!

Great Decision What a great call by Mr Mac and the school to go ahead with Cross Country today.  The weather was fantastic.  The kids were all ready for Friday sport and there was no time to get nervous. And the sun was shining. Great Running  I wasn’t there – but I understand that the … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Postponed: School Cross Country

Postponed:  School Cross Country

When Will it STOP Raining? This term has been wet, wet, WET.  All the kids were so excited about running today, but the weather killed it off.  It looked like we might get away with it for a while, but the rain really started mid morning and hasn’t stopped since.  Good call to cancel for … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 30th, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Nine

Run Group Week Nine

One More Sleep till Cross Country  One more sleep to go – and then it is School Cross Country.  I will see all the runners there and, hopefully, a few of the parents too.  Please come over and say hello at some point during the day.  I will be the one smiling with enjoyment at … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 29th, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Eight

Run Group Week Eight

It was WET Again! When will it stop raining!  We had a record turnout for 2017 today, but it was very difficult finding some dry-ish grass to run on.  Well done to almost all the group for coming with a change of clothes – it was definitely needed after some splashing. This Week’s Focus:  Corners This … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Seven

Run Group Week Seven

The Magnificent Seven We said we were going to run the training group regardless of the weather.  And we did!  The forecast was bad and, for once, it was right.  There was a moment of blue sky and then rain, rain and more rain.  But we got seven takers.  Well done Lucy, Lucy, Kai, Jasper, Ella … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 15th, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Six

NO RUNNING AGAIN! Aargh!  Go away rain! This Week’s Video:  Julia Bleasdale “An Autumn Run” To calm the nerves whilst waiting for the sun to come out, here is a beautiful seasonal running video from Julia Bleasdale, a high performance British/ German athlete who also makes great running movies.


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Five

No run group today due to the weather. Here is something to keep you in a Happy Running place!   Tom.


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Four

Run Group Week Four

Week Four This year’s group of runners is turning out to be really great.  We had another strong turnout of 35, despite a Year 3 excursion, and welcomed three new group members.  There are plenty of personalities and it is definitely a fun group to work with and every individual works hard.  What a great start to … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, February 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Three

Run Group Week Three

Week Three was Brilliant! What a fantastic group we have for 2017 Run Group.  Today’s session was so great – with 35 positive and enthusiastic kids.  It is one of the highlights of my week to be around so much positive energy and commitment.  Each individual runner is bringing their best and showing improvement already. This … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, February 15th, 2017 | 0 comments

Run Group Week Two

Run Group Week Two

Week Two – and a fantastic turnout.  As I was driving to work after running group, the skies opened and the rain that threatened to disrupt training came down in buckets.  We had 35 runners lucky runners this morning and we just avoided the downpour.  Thanks everybody for your patience waiting for the weather report … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments