East Anglian Cross Country Championships

With perfect running weather and dry under foot we were set for a great day. This year the hosts, Woodbridge, reversed the normal order of play starting with the unser 13s. Phoebe R had lost her team mates to other commitments but was determined to run as an individual and managed a very impressive 8th place. This was followed by our dedicated year 8 boys who ran so well as a team that they came 3rd place overall with Jude S and Ethan S scoring 10th and 12th respectively.

Our under 12 boys were down to two runners on the day but were not disheartened and gave the course their best shot. Matthew B finished a very strong 4th and Ben N came middle of the pack. The under 11 girls were unlucky not to be placed as a team or achieve any top ten places but were very proud of their running with Kaela S, Freya J, Maisie H and Eve J all showing great teamwork and true sportsmanship. Another great result for Hamish I who came 4th in the under 11 boys with Daniel RP and Cedd R not far behind. The under 10 girls came 3rd place overall and had a large field of runners to contend with. Alexandra BC came in a terrific 4th place with Millie M, Ava M and Ilayda H all keeping the scores low enough to ensure their team success. Our greatest achievement of the day was Henry D winning the under 10 race in a well executed and tactically run race. His team mates Hector BP and Jude Swaine ran their hearts out and were unlucky not to achieve team success.

Overall a fantastic day with good results and a wonderful atmosphere of true sportsmanship mixed with grit and determination. Very well done to all those who took part.

Mrs Goldring