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.
Thanks to their girls for their commitment to this competition – cross country isn’t everyone’s favourite!!
Today was the last Altrincham and District cross country league race. There has been a fantastic turn out from year 7, 8 and 9 girls (many of whom have fitted in the races around hockey and netball matches) and their commitment has seen some excellent individual and team success. The year 7 team were crowned champions and the year 8/9 team were runners up. Performance of the day today was from Millie in year 9 who won her race beating her Loreto rival in a very closely fought battle. Thanks to year 7 girls Olivia, Ella, Liv, Georgia, Kirsten, Selin, Phoebe, Katie, Jasmine and Emily. And to the year 8/9 girls – Millie, Laura, Charlotte, Holly, Isabelle, Eleanor, Emily H, Samyu, Emily C, Christabel and Nielja .
The year 10/11 team unfortunately didn’t manage to have 4 runners at any one time at any of the 3 races which meant they didn’t get a team placing. However, I would like to thank the girls who have run and put in some very good individual performances – Hannah, Freya, Ellie, Lucy, Lizzy and Josie.
It was the end of an era for Alice in year 13 as she competed in her last ever race. Alice has run in this competition every year of her 7 years at AGGS. A fantastic achievement and a great role model to the younger girls. Thank you for your support Alice.
Congratulations to Hannah, Laura, Millie and Emma who competed in the English Schools’ Cup last Saturday. This was the North West finals against schools from 5 counties in the north west of England. Against some tough competition the girls finished in 2nd place as a team and have qualified for the National Finals on 3rd December. Well done girls – a fantastic achievement.
In the junior competition our girls finished in 9th place. Again some very tough competition from Merseyside and Cumbria. Well done to Charlotte, Holly, Olivia, Kirsten and Selin.
A big thank you also to all the parents who supported.
A reminder to all cross country runners that this Saturday is the last Altrincham and District League race. Year 7s are currently in the lead after 2 races and year 8/9 are in second place. Start times of each year group’s race are posted outside the gym changing room.
Date for your diary – Thursday 8th December is Trafford Schools’ Cross Country.
Well done to all the girls who ran in the second Altrincham + District cross country league race. Year 7s were out in force again with all 7 finishing in the top 20. A fabulous achievement. They are on course to win the league this season. Year 8/9 runners also performed well and are currently in 3rd place. Thanks to Ellie, Freya and Lucy for competing in the yr10+11 race.
Well done to the Junior and Intermediate teams who competed in the county round of the cross country last Wednesday. The weather for once was kind to us – blue skies and sunshine and dry ground – not the norm for cross country competitions!
The junior team finished in 4th place and unfortunately have missed out on progressing to the next round. The intermediate team finished in second place and now get to compete in the North West Regional Finals on 12th November. Good luck to Hannah, Lizzy, Millie, Laura and Emma.
Congratulations to Hannah Witchalls who represented the Trafford team at the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships last Saturday. Despite the dreadful weather conditions, Hannah finished in 7th place overall and has been selected to compete for the Greater Manchester team at the National Finals. Well done Hannah and good luck.
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.