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    District Cross-Country Success

    Nineteen of our runners qualify for the County Schools Cross-Country Championship.

    Kimbolton School Cross-Country Runners Qualify for ESAA County ChampionshipsNineteen of our Senior School runners have qualified to represent Huntingdon District at the ESAA County Schools Cross-Country Championship in January 2017. Our runners (34 in total) put in a superb performance at Hinchingbrooke School and Country Park on 7 December, in difficult conditions – not helped by a number of our runners being directed the wrong way around the course.

    Competing across three age categories, 19 Kimbolton boys and girls qualified to represent the District at the County event, as a result of finishing in the top-16 of their race.

    They were Katie Lawrence and Lucy Hoy, finishing 4th and 6th respectively, in the Intermediate Girls’ category, along with Charlie Evans, Eddie Brand and Henry Langley, who finished 4th, all qualifying as Intermediate Boys.

    In the Junior category, Katie Jackson and Lauren Elliott, who finished 3rd, along with Ewan Murdoch, Markus Downhill, Angus Dent and Oliver Greenhow, all qualified for the County round. Owen Brownston also qualified in the Boys’ race, after finishing comfortably ahead of the field, to win the event for the third year in a row.

    Our first form runners competed in the Minor’s category: Sam Evans, Edward Lawrence and James Carswell all qualified in the Boys’ race; as did Anna Price in the Girls’; but it was Lucia Mosca, Olivia Corner and Daisy Coulson-Bascombe who grabbed the headlines, with a 1-2-3 finish. Anna Duberly and Daisy Pemberton made up the six-strong Minor Girls’ team, which had the lowest combined finish positions on the day, so were crowned the winning team.

    The English Schools’ Athletic Association National Cross Country Championship is one of the most popular events of the winter season, bringing together the best runners in each of the 45 counties in England to compete for the honour of being the best in the country.

    Good luck to all our runners at the County Schools event, to be held at King’s Ely on Saturday 21 January.