Strong Results for Prep Runners
Upper Prep runners enjoy a highly-successful outing to Witham Hall in the annual multi-schools cross country event.
Our Upper Prep runners enjoyed another highly-successful outing to Witham Hall in the annual multi-schools cross country event on 5 October. All 23 athletes continued to hone their technical and tactical skills to the rigorous challenge and, by and large, enjoyed the experience adjudging a high-spirited journey home! Either individually, collectively, or both, we fared very well against 12 other schools. Our teams came: 1st in the U9 girls' race; and 2nd= in both U11 boys' and girls' races (with weakened teams due to the Y5 trip to Bosworth).
Awaiting results still to be issued (watch the noticeboard), although the U9 boys did not feature in the first three teams, Owen Rushing paced himself perfectly to come through with a late charge for 2nd place. Individual credit must also go to our captains, and former U9 race winners, Sadie Werrett (3rd, U11 girls) and Lloyd Brownston (6th, U11 boys) who led by example and pushed hard against tough opposition to take home silverware.
However, the stand-out performance came from 7-year-old Jemima Davey who ran with incredible maturity and confidence to win her U9 race - and still has another year to go in the age group! Indeed, huge credit must also go to Olive McDougall, also in Year 3, who, despite falling at the start, got up quickly and stormed through the field to come 5th. Both girls took home medals as top six performers. Together with Emily Quayle, Imogen Kidman, Tessa Quayle and Trixie Guthrie-Brown, the girls easily won the team title by less than half the total (lowest score wins) than the second-placed school.
Well done to all and thank you Mrs Sheffield and the Kimbolton parental faithful for all your support!
With thanks to Mr Richard Hart (words) and Mrs C Werrett (photos)