Friday, 3 February 2017
Abberley @ Pinewood Cross Country
The conditions for this long and testing course were pleasant this year if very boggy in places and there was a good sized field with up to ten teams of eight runners in each race. We took 31 runners, many of whom were very young, and all gained a huge amount of experience. We achieved eight top twenty finishes with the pick of the teams being the U13 girls with Jemima M-S, Nell W and Harriet C finishing 7th, 8th and 9th in a very strong field. Emma C and Arabella S ran well to finish 16th and 17th in the U11 girls’ race. Ed P and Oscar finished strongly in 20th and 21st place in the U11 boys and Sam B led the U13 boys team finishing in 19th place.
It was great that so many younger runners were so keen. A special mention must go to Kitty B and Yoan H-B from the Form ones who ran very well and will have gained hugely from the experience.
Mr Wilkes met us on arrival and the children enjoyed his support during the race.
This long, flat course is very different to the ups and downs of Abberley and even more runners will be involved on more familiar ground on Sunday in the Abberley Relays.