Cross-Country U10 and U11's at Prior's Field School

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Prior’s Field Girls’ Cross-Country Competition was run through the beautiful woodlands of Prior’s Field. The girls were able to walk the course beforehand and assess the course, time to set their own placing goals and how to achieve a pleasing result for themselves. They thoroughly enjoyed accessing the Fitness trail set in the woodlands area. It was a very fast and tough 1500m course, there was 14 schools competing, the sun was shining, all the girls were buzzing with excitement, with about 84 girls running a tight course through the woodlands offering small pockets along the way to overtake, our girls did exceptionally well.

U10: Were up against some very tough, determined opposition and the girls still managed to secure some excellent places. Scarlett Thompson sprinted into 9thplace, Maya, Isobel, Lakita, Josie and Chloe kept a steady improved pace and averaged in the middle of the field improving their past performances. Overall Holy Trinity came first with 34 points, Danes Hill came second with 37 points and Tormead came second with 52 points.

U11: Olivia Cameron set a steady and fast pace keeping up with the top group, taking a big tumble in the woods along the path, managing to get up and finish 20thoverall. Coming in close behind was Alyssa M, Sophia S, Lilia H, Maria F and Josie G finishing in true form with a last minute sprint securing 24th 28th, 36thand 44thpositions.

Overall Holy Trinity won with 33 points, Notre Dame coming second with 39 points and Claremont coming third with 59 points.

All the girls showed true Rydes Hill grit and determination and most of them achieved their Personal Best. After delicious soup, rolls and refreshments, our girls were asking if they could run the course again. They all did very well to run and finish such a hard, long, fast and competitive race in such good positions. Well done, girls!

Mrs D Morris