Running is often seen as an individual sport. You run against the clock or other individuals. However, in Cross Country Meets it is all about being a collective. The position of the first four runners from each team is added together with the eventual winner scoring the lowest score.

On 6th October BCS took part in the Cross Country Meet at Abberley Hall and we are so proud of the way the children represented the School and brought home some fantastic results.

Despite our runners being dedicated to their training, working hard every Thursday morning, something we can’t practise at BCS is hill running! The course at Abberley had hills, steep hills and plenty of hills – and mud, soft, oozing, shoe sucking mud!

Despite these challenges, our runners fought for their position from the get-go and stuck with each other effectively. From the boys we had a 6th/7th/10th and 11th position, a terrific grouping giving us a score of 34 points. This meant the boys took 1st place in the team event by the slightest of margins!

Our BCS girls were in the U10 age group running up a year against U11s. So it was an amazing result for Anna Newman to finish 2nd overall, a superb effort. In addition to Anna’s 2nd place we also recorded a 13th/14th and 19th position giving a total score of 48. The girls finished 2nd overall. Fantastic!

A superb team performance from both boys and girls who should all be so proud of themselves!

Mr Melia