Cross Country

With our extensive woodland facilities there is endless opportunities to run a real cross country course. The pupils love ‘devils hill’ and practise shuttles up and down it!

The Upper Junior pupils love running club with the legend Mr Swann. They use the extensive school grounds and cross country trails to improve their stamina and running style. The school enters the Croydon schools cross country event each October where the pupils compete in races with up to 200 pupils in from all the schools in Croydon.

The top 4 competitiors from Royal Russell make up a team and we regularly finish in the top 3 teams. Our top runners in Year 5 and 6 compete at the Surrey schools event and every year a few finish in the top 10 and are invited for a Surrey Athletic Association trial day.