23 members of the cross country squad took part in the annual Swanbourne Chase on Thursday. Despite some hard morning frosts and snow leading up to the event, the course was passed fit on Thursday morning and so the event went ahead as planned. A summary of results of the meeting is given below:
U11 girls (70 runners in total) – Jemma Z 7th, Florence T 14th, Larissa C 24th, Matilda P 34th enabling the team to finish 5th out of 11 schools on 79 points.
U11 boys (72 runners in total) – Benedict H 9th, Henry P 12th, Oliver H 18th, Adam M-D 28th enabling the team to finish 3rd out of 12 schools on 67 points.
U13 girls (59 runners in total) – Kitty J 6th, Emilia H 11th, Sophie T 15th,
Alexandra B 26th enabling the team to finish 3rd out of 10 schools on 58 points.
U13 boys (63 runners in total) – Josh M 11th, Angus P 12th, Harry W 52nd,
William B 55th enabling the team to finish 9th out of 11 schools on 130 points.
Other members of the team who team who ran but didn’t score points were Isobel B and Hattie G (U11 girls), Josh D and William G-S (U11 boys), Venetia M (U13 girls) and Max K and Toby L (U13 boys).
Special mention should go to Adam M-D who as a Form I boy was competing against pupils 3 years older than himself. His 28th place finish was a superb individual achievement and highlights the potential that he has as an endurance runner. Mr Phillips was also delighted with the camaraderie shown by each of the Beachborough pupils who all cheered each other on when they weren’t racing.
Report by Mark Usher
Photos Courtesy of Mrs Havard (Emilia’s Mum)