Before half term our annual cross country event took place for seniors. We had the usual three races boys, girls and those that push themselves that little bit further and like to enter the elite race.
Due to the building works on our school site new routes were planned to perfection by Mr Peel who ran each one numerous times to ensure the distances remained the same.
Our boys ran first and this was a much tougher course as they had to run the difficult up hill middle field twice. The boys set off extremely fast and Yahya in Year 8 led the race for the first lap.
But the older boys had planned their race and waited until the youngsters tired before changing gear and accelerating through the pack in the second lap. The final results were
- Niall (Year 11)
- Alex (Year 10)
- Ellis (Year 11)
The girls race was next and yet another fantastically planned and paced race with at times some surprising performances proving to some of the girls that they are far more capable than they give themselves credit for.
Felicity in Year 8 ran a fantastic race picking off 6 places in the final down hill section of the race to finish first. The results were:
- Felicity (Year 8)
- Taylor (Year 11)
- Layla (Year 10)
Our elite race this year was much tougher and took place off site at Spring wood.
Mrs Mousley had run and planned the course and set a target for our runners to chase.
We only had boys entered this year but they ranged from year 7 to year 11 and we are very proud of these athletes for pushing themselves that extra mile!
A fantastic effort was put in by all and some very pleasing times were achieved. The final results were:
- Robert-John (Year 10)
- James (Year 11)
- Thomas (Year 8)
Thank you to all of the staff who helps plan the courses and train the athletes and well done to each and every runner!
Another year of smiles over the finish line and no DNFs, Well Done Oakhill!