Cross Country

Monday, 13 November 2017

Monday, November 13th

Handcross Park Cross Country Meeting

Ashdown House        4th out of 8
Ashdown took 24 runners to Handcross Park cross country competition. The day started well with Harvey coming 2nd in the U9 boys’ race followed by Torsten coming in 12th. Mimosa Barker then stole the show winning the U9 girls’ race with Bailey coming 4th as an U8, a great performance above her age. The U11 boys’ race followed and Miles was our fastest runner in this race coming 16th. The U11 girls were more successful as Ana came 11th and Felicity T 13th. Next the U13 boys’ race took place with Gonzalo coming in 11th.  Jack was not far behind in 14th place. The final race of the day was the U13 girls’ race which resulted in Irene finishing 9th in that race. Overall Ashdown finished 4th out of the 8 teams competing.  Well done everyone!  WB

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tuesday, 31st January

Brambletye Cross Country Meeting
Today we attended a terrific cross country meeting at Brambletye and our team gave an excellent account of themselves.  Five schools took part.  Each age-group entered two boys and two girls. 

The Junior race, over one mile, was run first.  This included all the U11 and U10 runners.  Mimosa produced a superb run to come fourth in the junior girls - not bad for an U8 running against U11s and U10s!  Chloe did well to finish 10th.  In the junior boys Hamish ran very well and finished strongly in 6th place, with Harvey just behind in 8th.
In the Seniors, over 1.6 miles, including all the U13 and U12 runners, the boys did extremely well: Theo 5th, Jack 6th, Javier 10th and Roland 11th.  In the girls Jemima ran a fantastic 7th and Sonia 9th. 

The scoring was done on a team basis with the following results:
Junior boys - 4th
Junior girls - 3rd
Senior boys - 2nd
Senior girls - 4th
Juniors overall - 4th
Seniors overall - 3rd
The overall result was very close:
1st - Handcross Park 148
2nd - Brambletye 153
3rd - Ashdown 158
Well done to all the runners who represented Ashdown.  MH