Three of our Upper School cross country runners did the school and the county proud last week when they competed for Bedfordshire and Luton schools in the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Leeds. As was the case last year, the conditions were challenging, to say the least, with 40 mph winds and a very muddy and hilly course.
Fourth Former Tom Deardon ran in the Junior Boys race against some strong opposition, while Lower Sixth Former Ed Blythman and Upper Sixth Former Adam Foat ran in the Senior Boys race, over 6.7km.
The Senior Boys were part of the best placed Bedfordshire and Luton Team who came in 21st place overall with four runners in the top 100, including Ed Blythman who finished 43rd out of over 300 runners. Ed was, in fact, the leading Bedfordshire runner home – a real achievement considering that he was one of the youngest in the race. Following Adam’s challenges last year, in terms of losing a shoe, he improved significantly this year and beat a number of talented runners.
The commitment to cross country, the determination to compete and the camaraderie amongst the whole team was very impressive indeed.