A massive well done to the 19 boys and girls who took part in the Catholic Schools cross country event at Mylnhurst school. Twelve schools from across the city brought teams of 20 ( 5 each of under 9 boys, under 9 girls ,under 11 boys and under 11 girls) to run a mile around the grounds of Mylnhurst school.
The first race was the under 9 girls. Rebecca won by a distance , closely followed by Scarlett, Tess , Isabelle and Olivia. their efforts meant that the team as a whole had come 2nd overall out of the 12 schools competing!
The second race was the under 9 boys. A great effort by all the boys resulted in Benjamin finishing 6th followed by Patrick, Ben, PJ and James (minus his woolly hat!).
The next race was the under 11 girls race . A fantastic race with Zena storming to first place , closely followed by Maggie in 2nd, Annie in 4th and Aine and Polly finishing 7th and 8th. This also obviously meant that the under 11’s girls team had come 1st overall.
The final race was the under 11’s boys. A very competitive race saw Sam, Conor, Jem and Louis finish together slightly tired but with big smiles on their faces!!
After a short break all the children from every school gathered together on the grass in front of Mr Emmott ( the head of Mylnhurst ) and the podium. Rebecca stepped onto the winners rostrum to receive her gold medal. She was joined by the rest of her team to receive the runners up trophy .
Zena then stepped forward to receive her winners medal followed by Maggie who took silver. The whole team then joined them to receive a huge shield and much applause.
This was a lovely event , well run by Mylnhurst school, with lots of happy boys and girls enjoying running in the sunshine.
Many thanks to Mrs Pearson who came on her day off to help and all the parents who offered their support on the day.