Cross Country Report – England Schools Cross Country Cup

A very busy weekend of Cross country for the school saw the Intermediate Boys and Girls travel to Leweston School in Dorset on Saturday to run in the regional final of the England Schools Cross Country Cup. A lovely course was made somewhat harder by a few days’ rain and the course became very heavy under foot.
In the girls race, Emily Becconsall ran well, finishing 21st despite falling over, with Lily Holdsworth and Freya Hocking coming in 40th and 50th and Sophie Whinney 58th leaving the team coming 10th from 12 schools.
The boys’ team was led home by Finn Birnie who ran superbly to win the race, closely followed by Harris Mier in 2nd and Alexander McCartney 5th, then came Elliot Mier in 25th and Ben Norton 33rd. The boys’ fantastic efforts saw the team placed first and guaranteed a place at the National finals in Bedford on 5th December.
The following day was the County Clubs cross country Championship and the many of the boys were running again along with some of the younger boys and girls. Again, the weather was less than kind and a good course was made harder by the wind and rain. The morning started with the Under 13 girls’ race which saw Scarlett, Millie and Izzy running. After a good first lap, unfortunately Scarlett had to pull out with bad knees but Millie and Izzy ran well to finish in the top 25 despite being a year young.
The Under 13 boys’ race followed with Benjy, Jacob and Isaac running well, Benjy was first home in 9th position and together with the other two were placed 2nd in the team event.
In the Under 15 boys’ race, the 4 boys had all run the day before and unfortunately for Elliot this was one step too far, but Finn, Harris and Alexander put in magnificent performances to win their second team title of the weekend. Finn was crowned County Champion with Harris getting the Silver medal.
This completed a wonderful weekend of wet, soggy but very successful cross country running for the Truro School athletes.