Cubs from Oxford Spires met together at Horspath Athletics Track on a (mostly!) sunny Sunday, for the second Oxford Spires District Cub Sports Day. More than 60 Cubs from nine different Packs took part in the event which earned them all their Athletics badge.

The Cubs were all given a worksheet to complete in advance, to make sure that they understood how to stay safe during athletics events and knew the right sort of clothing to wear. As they arrived at Horspath they were split into eight teams (with a mix of Packs in each) and given a number to wear.

We began the day with a warm up, before making a start on the eight different athletics events: all of the Cubs completed the following bases:

    50m races: sprinting* and skipping*
    25m fun races: egg and spoon, three-legged, sack race, bean bag balance
    High jump*
    Long jump*
    Shuttle runs*
    1,000m run* and Sergeant jump*
    Team Assault Course
    Throwing: cricket ball*, football, javelin and discus

As well as earning their Athletics badge by participating in the day, they were also earning points from the starred events, which went towards their Athletics plus badge. These scores were recorded throughout the day and gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for each event. In addition medals were awarded for the best team in the team assault course.

The day ended with a presentation ceremony, celebrating the achievements of all of the Cubs and taking the chance to say a huge thank you to all of the adults who gave up their time to make the event a success.

We’re looking forward to returning to Horspath in two years for a repeat of this very enjoyable day.