English Schools’ Cross Country Cup – National Finals

On Saturday 4 of our athletes competed in the national finals of the  English Schools’ cross country cup.  There were 24 teams running from schools all over the country.  Teams are generally made up of 6 runners, with the first 4 counting towards the team score, so we were under pressure for all our runners to perform to the highest standard and avoid any injuries during the race.  And as always our girls rose to the challenge.

The 4 put in fantastic individual performances – Hannah was 7th overall, Millie 23rd, Laura 65th and Emma 66th out of 140 runners.  It’s very hard to tell how other schools have performed until the results are announced.

The team finished in 8th place overall – this is a fantastic achievement considering how many schools enter this competition – there are 35 county rounds and within that around 500 schools.  To finish 8th in the country is no mean feat.

All done and not muddy! Laura, Emma, Hannah and Millie after their race
All done and not muddy! Laura, Emma, Hannah and Millie after their race

Thanks to their girls for their commitment to this competition – cross country isn’t everyone’s favourite!!