Last weekend Francesca won the National U20 Championship in the 1500m and is officially the best in Britain! We are waiting news this weekend that she has achieved the time required to qualify for the World Championships . What amazing news, we are very proud of you Francesca!
Francesca also raced in the senior Girl`s 800m at The Greater Manchester Schools and finished 1st in 2 minutes 9 seconds and broke the championship record set in 1995. She has also qualified for the English Schools Championships, where she will be entered into 1500m.
Below is a picture of Francesca racing for Great Britain on May 20th at the Loughborough International where she set a PB of 4 minutes 18 seconds.
Saturday 25th November, 5 AGGS cross country runners set off down to Kent very early in the morning for the Cross Country Finals.
Ms Payne wrote: All girls ran really well and should be very proud. Sadly Emma had to drop out due to injury but there were beautiful conditions on a really fast course: it wasnt quite the muddy and hilly course we are used to up north.
Congratulations to our finishers in order of position;
43 Millie P
47 Laura H
86 Charlotte L
91 Aimee R
DNF Emma S
This meant that AGGS were 18th overall with a score of 267.
Pitcured, Millie, Laura, Aimee, Charlotte and Emma.
A huge thankyou from the PE department to Ms Payne for attending as the team manager and for the parents of the competitors for driving the girls all the way to the event and for cheering them along. Without parental support we couldn’t enter events like this and I know the girls are very grateful. Lets hope the finals are closer to home next year!