Berkshire champions!

It was an excellent day for our cross country runners at the Berkshire Schools Cross Country Championships in Newbury on Saturday 19th January.

The combined Year 8/9 team had a fantastic result to become Berkshire champions on a damp course at Newbury. The team was somewhat depleted with illness so this really was a splendid team performance. Chris P led the way home, finishing in 6th position and therefore gaining a place in the Berkshire team for a match in early February. Tom D was next in at 18th, followed by Nick H and then Tristan H.

There was also a very good result for the Year 7 runners, who finished 2nd out of 13 schools and 123 runners. Sam L-H led the Blue Coat boys home in an excellent 3rd position, followed closely by Tom E in 4th. Josef H was next in 35th, Patrick W in 41st, Ben B in 46th and Tom W in 49th. An impressive result!

In the Inters, it was great to see Sam H back to good form to come 2nd, with James C an impressive 12th – and, in the Senior race, Max C was a very good 3rd, whilst Joe J was 14th. These high finishing positions mean that all four athletes have been invited to represent Berkshire at the South-East Inter-Counties match in Hampshire in February. Very well done, everyone. – Mr Cook, Head of Athletics

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