Emphatic Prep Win at Spratton Cross-Country
Kimbolton Year 5 girls raced into cross-country history by winning prestigious relay event 'a year early'.
Kimbolton girls under-11 4 x 1 mile relay team scored a magnificent victory on Monday in the Spratton Hall relays creating their own slice of history as a winning team made up entirely of Year 5 girls in a Year 6 race.
The annual event, which features the infamous ‘death hill’ on the run-in, saw our supremely-talented quartet of Daisy Coulson-Bascombe, Olivia Corner, Lucia Mosca and Maddie Todd exuding maturity well beyond their years in executing well-paced runs with a great sense of team spirit to eventually overcome stiff opposition in a strong field of 15 teams.
"The girls were outstanding today," enthused coach Mr Hart. "They achieved the unthinkable. It is one thing winning at Spratton Hall’ – a feat our girls last achieved in 2010 – "it’s an entirely different matter achieving it a year early. They worked incredibly hard for each other and were clearly proud to be representing the school. As a team, this is a real highlight of my six years working with the runners. A fantastic achievement!"
Our boys team, meanwhile, weakened by sickness , managed a mid-field placing in their 10 school, 15 team race – a very creditable effort when considering the addition of two late substitutes: Max Willis and Max Rossi (both Y6) joining first team regulars Sam Evans and Ed Lawrence (both Y5).
With Year 5 children comprising three-quarters of our team, the future looks extremely bright for cross country in the foreseeable future.
Next stop: The Swanbourne Chase on February 5 - go Kimbolton!