This year’s cross country was a fantastic, positive and uplifting event. Snow arrived as our runners waited eagerly on the start line!
Our Elite Race was first up, this is a race for our trained runners who commit to running club or run outside of school.
With our largest cohort taking on the 2.5 laps proving that running has upped a gear in recent years at Oakhill.
There was a battle from the start to be first runner to the first Marshall point.
Louis Coupe and Herbie Davies battled it out throughout the enduring run keeping on each other’s toes and competing for the first position. In the end it was down to a sprint finish and Herbie took the title in his final run as a Year 11 pupil.
Louis completed a fantastic run and I’m sure he will keep on working for the title. Jacob Lutwyche was awarded 3rd place in the boys Elite Race.
Isabelle Pugh and Lucy Riding competed for the girls Elite title running with excellent pace and poise. Isabelle got the top spot with her graceful efficient style but Lucy was not far behind.
Second race of the day was our girls race which is 1.5 laps. This was a fantastic run with our Year 11 girls showing a fantastic level of determination in their final cross country with it being their 8th run for those who have been with us throughout their schooling career.
Some great results were achieved with Harriet Ashworth coming in 3rd in her final Oakhill run.
However, the race belonged to our Year 8 girls with Ellie Brown and Juliet Griffiths pushing each other around the course. Another exciting sprint finish took place down the bike track with Ellie coming out victorious and taking the title.
Finally it was our boys turn to complete 2 laps of the course.
This was a close race with the boys breaking into ability groups trying to catch the group ahead and not letting the group behind catch them.
It was evident they had trained well in lessons and started to apply tactics and employ a race plan.
RJ Hudson was first over the finish line with Niall Derbyshire and Ellis Lund coming in less than 15 seconds behind.
A fantastic morning of running by each and every pupil in the school with everyone completing the race with a sense of pride in their achievement.
Well done, you have made us very proud!