Mrs Treadwell and Mrs Gowland took a team of 12 year 4, 5 and 6 children to Christ's Hospital for the first cross-country competition since before Covid. 20 schools were entered and we knew it was going to be tough competition, especially after the rain. The children have been working hard on their running and they certainly did us proud.
The girls were first to race. Nerves were high, but they didn't panic and ran excellent races in the very wet and muddy conditions. Amelie (SA) was first over the line for St Mary's in an exceptional 10th place. Holly (Mex) followed shortly after, then Molly (Jap), Olivia (SL), Charlie (SA) and Harriet (China) with an excellent sprint finish.
Next were the boys. Inspired by the girls and raring to go, fuelled on flapjack and jelly babies, they set off at a furious pace but soon settled into their stride. Incredibly Luke (SA), Leo (USA) and Max (SA) finished in 7th, 8th and 10th respectively, followed by William (Mex) Freddie (China) and Alex (SA).
They represented St Mary's with not only amazing running, but excellent behaviour and fantastic sportsmanship.
Overall, the girls claimed 8th position and the boys came an outstanding 3rd.
Huge congratulations to all the children and a big shout out to Mrs Treadwell and Mrs Burbidge for their training.
We wish Luke, Max, Amelie, Holly and Leo the very best of luck for the cross country championships in Brighton on Thursday