North Charnwood Cross Country Competition
On Tuesday, our budding cross-country runners took park in the North Charnwood Cross Country competition at Charnwood College. The eight races from Year 3 to Year 6 saw a huge number of 471 competitors!
In the Year 3 girls race Sophie Cooper-Reynolds ran an excellent race to finish in 23rd place with Zarhra Hossain our other Year 3 girl competitior in 32nd place.
The Year 3 boys event, which had 83 finishers, was a race where Stonebow competitors were tightly packed. They were led home by Zak Lauda in 29th place. Behind him, twin brother Oliver came 46th and then some great sprint finishes from Alfie Christofi (50th), Cameron Bassi (53rd) and Lucas Moore (57th) saw them finishing close together.
The Year 4 boys event was our most competitive race with 9 children competing. First home for Stonebow was Miles Foord who had a storming run to finish in an amazing 8th position and qualifying to represent North Charnwood at the National Schools Primary Cross Country Final at Prestwold Hall on 25th March.
Behind Miles came Aidan Seed, another seasoned cross-country runner. He used his experience at end of the race to out-sprint fellow Stonebow competitor, Harry Adamski to finish in an excellent 16th place. Close behind was Harry, an all-round sports competitior, who crossed the line a few seconds behind Aidan in 18th place.
After Harry, the competitiors crossed the line thick and fast, with Daniel Lickess (29th) our next athlete home. He was followed by Roman Manokhin (34th), Ethan Moss (39th), George Christofi (51st), Josh York (66th) and Ben Frisby (68th).
Our penultimate race of the day saw Mikey Willson, Joseph Wilson and Finlay Cheetham compete in the Year 5 boys race over a distance of 1.8km. All three were closely packed with Finlay Cheetham first across the line in 42nd place, Mikey Willson in 48th place and Joseph Wilson in 49th Place.
The final race of the day, the Year 6 boys race, saw Rian Mistry and Harry Foord competing over a distance of 2.2km. Both boys ran well in a competitive field, with Rian Mistry first to the finish in a brilliant 14th place. He was closely followed by Harry Foord, who finished in 19th position - motivated by his younger brother's success earlier in the afternoon.
Well done to all of our athletes, who raced with great determination to finish in some highly competitive races. Good luck to Miles Foord in the National Schools Primary Cross Country Final in a couple of weeks time.