House Cross Country 2019

This year’s first big house event was House Cross-country, on Wednesday October 2nd, and as always it didn’t disappoint. This year there was a record number of 502 finishers, 178 of whom were in the Lower school race – this was quite a feat, despite the downpour of rain during the days leading up to the Wednesday, that as Mr. Canney warned us before the race that the weather had left the 2.89km course muddy and extra challenging; the mud sucked our feet into the ground (in fact I heard someone lost their shoe and carried on running- now that’s commitment). That was the only downside to having the course run around the surrounding fields, otherwise it provided an opportunity to run a course that isn’t allowed the rest of the year, and luckily it didn’t rain on the actual day. A big thank you is owed to the hares, Mr. Cale and Mr. Jones, who managed to run the course, staying ahead of all the runners, and encourage the runners at the same time. Congratulations to Pankhurst for winning the overall Lower School Boys and Girls categories, and Gandhi for winning the overall event. The Lower school individual results were:

Boys:

Position Name Form House Time
1st Leo F5 Pankhurst 11:58
2nd Sushant F5 Teresa 12:00
3rd Ben F3 Teresa 12:51

Girls:

Position Name Form House Time
1st Wing Hin F5 Mandela 14:31
2nd Jennifer F5 Mandela 14:37
3rd Myrtle F5 Teresa 15:22

After completing the race students were treated to biscuits, water and juice by the fabulous catering staff. There was also plenty of team spirit with Upper School too, and those who had already finished cheering on those finishing the race. After Upper School’s race, Dr Outram presented the trophies. All in all, it was a great event.