We took 6 teams to the indoor rowing championships for the first time at Levenshulme High School (1 x year 10 : 2 x year 9 : 3 x year 8). Not really knowing what to expect the girls soon understood the process and eagerly involved themselves in the competition. Each team had 4 rowers, each rowing for 2 minutes. This included changeovers when the rowers had to swap places all in the given time. Each team rowed 3 races and the best was recorded. The competition lasted all day and there were over 100 teams taking part from all over Manchester. The winning teams from each borough will go through to the county finals at Robin Park in Wigan. We will have to wait and see if we have been successful.
Well done to all the girls who ran in the Trafford Schools’ Cross Country Championships today. There were some excellent individual results and team successes. The year 7 team came second overall as did the year 8/9 team.
Charlotte in Year 7 was the winner in her race. A fantastic achievement – well done.
Year 7 runners were Charlotte, Holly, Olivia, Eleanor, Isabelle, Emily, Nielja, Orla and Samyu.
Year8/9 team – Millie, Emma, Laura, Hannah and Lizzy.
Year10/11 runners – Lucy, Freya and Ellie.
Well done also to Alice in year 12 who competed in the seniors race and came first in the girls race.
By finishing in the top 10, the following girls have been selected to represent Trafford in the Greater Manchester Championships in February – Charlotte, Holly, Laura, Hannah, Freya and Alice.
It was a wet, windy and very early start for the Junior Cross Country team on Saturday as we left school at 7.45am and headed for the National Finals of the English Schools’ Cup in Bedford. The girls had previously competed in the county and regional rounds to reach the last 25 schools out of an original 500 who had entered the competition.
Weather conditions in Bedford were slightly better than Manchester – still very windy but dry at least. A total of 145 runners lined up for the start of the Junior Girls race. It was then a nervous 10 minute wait for the parents, Mr Capon and myself as we stood near the finish line. The first of our girls to appear was Laura who finished in a magnificent 14th place with a time of 9m27s. It was a very close race with large numbers of runners recording the same times. Next to finish was Millie in 64th place but only 28 seconds behind Laura. Alice finished in 68th, Emma in 75th, Charlotte in 118th and Holly in 121st. Overall Alty finished in 13th position which is a fantastic achievement – well done girls – very proud of you.
Thanks to the girls for running, the parents for supporting and Mr Capon for giving up his Saturday to support too.