Our Cross Country runners were in action at the weekend..
The second of three Altrincham and District School’s cross country races took place this weekend at the usual home of John Leigh Park, Altrincham. The course was much, much muddier than it was in last months race so the 3 hills per lap on were considerably more difficult this time around. The organisational issues from the first round seemed to have been ironed out this time to make the event a better experience overall for everyone involved. However the shortened course stayed so it was a very quick race.
Thomas D had fast start, but let 2 boys get away on the first downhill and then tried to claw them back for the remainder of the race. I think another lap and he would have caught them, but had to settle for 3rd place. Cormac K ran his best race for the school and wasn’t that far behind Tom for a very well deserved 4th place. Cross country club regular Will J ran a much improved race, taking over a minute off his time from the first race and coming in 22nd place, 12 places higher this time around. No mean feat considering how much harder the underfoot conditions were!
In the Y9-11 race, James S ran a more aggressive race than he is used to and finished in a very good 5th place with a very speedy finish down the final hill. Considering he was racing boys 2 years older than him, and slightly ill it was a great result. He even managed to do some extra hill sprints afterwards, to prepare himself for the upcoming National Final in Suffolk. The final race in the series will be on Saturday 9th December.