Cross Country Round-up

Cross Country Round-up

Last week, the senior cross country teams were over in Sevenoaks to run in the prestigious Knole Run, an event that sees competitors from all over the country attend, including international athletes. As ever, the Caterham teams ran their hearts out recording some excellent results in a very strong field of runners.

Caterham also had some outstanding performances in the Surrey School’s cross country on Saturday. In the Lower Sixth boys Hamish ran well and was competitive throughout the race, in sight of the qualifying places before they pulled away from him in the last quarter of the race. Nick was hindered by a lack of grip in very slippery conditions but put in a huge effort to stay with the field. In the older age group, Oliver set off well but wasn’t able to stick with the fast pace in challenging conditions as the hills and mud wore his legs down. Toby turned up to give the race a huge effort before playing hockey in the afternoon, but couldn’t quite stay with a very strong leading pack.

In the Junior Girls, Tabby did not have her strongest race and found the wet conditions tough going. Grace ran nicely, but without spikes was at a massive disadvantage in the conditions. Both look like excellent prospects for next year though when they will be at the top of their age category. At inter level, Maddy raced well but was off her fastest after preparations for mocks. She seemed to enjoy the race nevertheless though which was wonderful to see. In the seniors, Amy, Pippa and Eloise all ran solid races, and still looked strong towards the end, but didn’t quite have the speed to beat the very best in Surrey.

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