ISA X Country at Sherfield School
Friday 2 February 2018
Friday saw the return of the annual ISA Cross Country at Sherfield School, where the best runners from all the local independent schools in the area were competing against each other over a difficult 1.3 km course. All students across the Prep School had worked extremely hard over the last four weeks to improve their fitness levels in their weekly PE X country and health related fitness lessons in the hope of securing a place at the event however only the fastest runners across Year 3 to Year 6 were entered into the races.
The races were organised as followed: U10 Boys Race; U10 Girls Race; U12 Girls Race & U12 Boys Race. The U10 Girls were the first age group to kick off this great event, representing Alton School was Athena Maftei (Year 3) and Hannah Lowe (Year 4) and the race started off a ferocious pace. Hannah was able to get her nose ahead within 200m and she was able to extend this lead as the race progressed and she finished first with a comfortable margin over her competitors. Athena also ran a great race finishing 48th and bearing in mind she was a year below most competitors it was a most valiant performance. The next race was the U10 Boys Race which saw the two Year 4 boys’ Jack Bolton & Harry D’Arcy looking to match the girls performance and they didn’t disappoint, with the boys finishing in 22ndand 6th respectively. Next up was the Girls U12 Race with a strong team of Grace Russell, Safiya Hussain and Isabel Roberts fighting it over what was now a very muddy course. The girls ran well, with Safiya placing 2nd in a competitive field and Isabel Roberts finishing 31st and Grace Russell 38th. The last race up was the U12 boys. The boys put in some strong performances across the board with Will Hodges finishing 4th, Jack Beswick 30th closely followed Reuben Harrop 31st, Tom Gore 38th and Ed Beecham 57th.
All the runners who finished in the top 10 in their race will compete in the National X Country, in March at Princethorpe College, Rugby. Well done to all runners who represented the school, you should all be very proud of your performances.