Francesca in Year 13 has had the amazing opportunity to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4th 2018. She was one of ten athletes selected to travel to France to compete in the team and individual event.
The race took place on a fast and rather flat route under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Francesca was England’s individual star of the English Schools’ AA team and won a bronze medal behind Ella Heeney of Australia in the U18 Girls’ race! What a magnificent achievement.
This follows her selection to race in Belgium in February where she won a silver medal. Francesca is athlete with immense talent and that coupled with her sheer hard work and determination has resulted in the ultimate accolade of representing her country gaining national honours. We are extremely proud of you Francesca and look forward to seeing you on the world cross country stage in the future!
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!