Cross Country & The Syrett Mile

The weather Gods played their part on the Eights Cross Country – a still day, cloud cover and just a hint of rain meant perfect running conditions for the pupils. The field for the first event (the Syrett Mile) was large and enthusiastic, with runners ranging from 5 to 75. All ran for a good cause (raising money for Walking for wounded) and to honour the memory of Dave Syrett. His values always play an important part in preparing our pupils for cross country. The taking part, and the ability to keep going despite the pain encapsulate this events importance in the calendar and it is huge credit to all those pupils who took part and completed the race – first or last.

There was great determination and competitive edge throughout the ages with the Junior girls titanic finish perhaps the best example – well done to Evie and Isabella for battling it out for first place – separated by less than a second! Staying with the girls, special mention to Star who won the senior title for the second year in a row. On the boys side the Nash and McNeil brothers kept it in the family – all finishing top three in their respective races. And Connor gained a well-deserved 2nd place having finished several events in 4th! All runners contributed to the overall Eights result and allowing the Knights to top the table for the second year. 

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