Shrewsbury School

RSSH: Silver medal winners of the English Schools' Cross Country Cup

Monday 3 December 2012

Well done to IPH and his Junior Hunt runners for their terrific silver medal winning performance at the final of the English Schools' Cross Country Cup in Bolton on Saturday 1st December. This is the first time Shrewsbury have reached the final of this competition, so a brilliant result for the team to come home second, especially with three of the team a year 'young''. 1500 teams entered the competition across four age-groups in the first round, and only the top 24 schools in the country competed in the national final.

L-R: Charles Wade (PH); Oscar Dickins (R); Ben Remnant (Ch); Freddie Huxley-Fielding (R); Charlie Tait-Harris (Rb); William Hayward (R)

The full team
L-R: Charles Wade (PH); Oscar Dickins (R); Ben Remnant (Ch); Freddie Huxley-Fielding (R); Charlie Tait-Harris (Rb); William Hayward (R)

Freddie in action

We hope to be back next year with our 3 runners who will still be eligible to race in the competition, and will attempt to dethrone the omnipotent tyranny of St Alban's School, winners of the competition for the past three years.  However, we can smugly remind ourselves that last year our seniors beat St Alban's in the Coventry National Relays where we placed 2nd and they 3rd, despite their team having represented England at the World Schools' XC Championships that year.

Please also see IPH's full report of the race; it really does convey the tension and excitement of both the race and the presentations.

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