Bright and cold, the conditions in Oswestry for the Shropshire Schools Championships were ideal for fast times, and our 43 runners did not disappoint.
Francesca Harris (EDH) won the Intermediate age category to become County Champion. There were very strong performances by Lillian Wilcox (EDH), Alessandra Ardissino (M), Sophia Dixon (MSH) and Anna Cowan (MSH) in the senior age category, alongside several debut Hunt performances, including Karina Ho (G), Sophia Bureau (G), Laura Elliott (G) and Morgan Smith (MSH). The seniors managed a team bronze.
Among the boys, we retained the team trophies in all three age groups, thanks to some superb performances. In the juniors, Ben Weston (R) placed 2nd, Will Singleton (R) placed 3rd and Archie Collings (Rb) came 4th.
In the Intermediates, Tom Jackson (R) managed a fantastic second place, ahead of Oscar Hamilton-Russell (R) in 3rd and Harrison Cutler in 6th, while we were well supported further back by the likes of Jonny Price (I), Ed Forde-Johnston (O) and Charlie Huntley (PH), among many others.
In the Seniors, Charlie Ockleston (O) ran extremely well to come 2nd, ahead of Sam Western (S) in 3rd, while Rider Hartley (Ch) and Sam Watts (Ch) managed 6th and 7th respectively. There was huge strength in depth again here, with several RSSH runners placing well right through the field.
A terrific morning of racing was enjoyed. Very well done to everyone who competed. Please follow the link to read the full report: Shropshire Schools CountyCross-Country Championships 2019.
A report on the King Henry VIII Relays held in Coventry on Wednesday 6th February is published here: King Henry VIII Relays 2019.
Teacher in Charge of the Hunt