Cross Country Round-up
It has been a busy term for the school’s cross country runners. Pupils have been representing the school in several events across the region with many notable successes along the way.
The first event in the calendar was the Glamorgan Valleys Schools’ Cross Country Championships which took place at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend on Thursday 25th September. Boys and girls from Years 7 to 11 took part racing against pupils from 40 other schools. Top ten finishers in the boys’ Year 7 race were Cory Sibley 3rd and Seb Thomas 8th. In the Year 8/ 9 race Josh Lock finished 9th, whilst the Year 11 boys took team bronze. In the girls’ Year 10/11 race Bethan Evans finished 2nd and Naomi Reid 3rd; their performances helping to secure silver in the team competition.
In October the South Wales Regional Schools Cross Country Championships took place at Trelai Park in Cardiff. There was stiff competition that included schools from Cardiff and the Vale. During the girls’ races there was atrocious weather and competing became as much about completing the course as winning.
In the Year 10 race Naomi Reid finished 2nd, one second behind the winner. Bethan Evans in Year 11 also came second in her race.
On Saturday 15th November the 38th Welsh Schools Inter Schools Cross Country Championships were held in Brecon. The event which is attended by schools from all over Wales proved very competitive. Both Naomi and Bethan represented the school at this event with Bethan finishing 8th in the u-19 category and Naomi picking up the gold medal as she finished 1st in the u-15 race. The girls will be competing next in the Cardiff Cross Challenge on Sunday January 18th at Blackweir Fields Cardiff.