Two Bronzes At Shrewsbury’s Spring Relays
The Cross Country Squad had a super afternoon out at a new event for the College, Shrewsbury School’s Spring Relays, on Wednesday 1 March.
The sport of cross country running originated at Shrewsbury School, so it was a wonderful opportunity for our College runners to compete against some serious opposition.
The event took place on the parkland at Attingham Park and Mr Bower took a team of 21 runners to compete in the Junior Boys, Open Girls and Mixed relay races. The Junior Boys and Mixed races comprised of six 2km legs while the Open Girls was four 2km legs. The College entered two teams in the Junior Boys and Open Girls races and one in the Mixed event, with a number of runners competing twice.
The Junior Boys A team of Eddie Arkesden, Jamie Capelett, Oscar Civzelis, Jesse Esler, Will Gower and Ned Roach ran brilliantly against quality opposition completing the course in 47.59 minutes to take the Bronze Medal. The Junior Boys B team of Charlie Atkins, Sam Grindal, Toby Iley, Mark Message, Will Smith and Soren Wasley were hot on their heels finishing just behind them in fifth place in 50.47 minutes.
The Mixed A team claimed a second Bronze for Princethorpe against a talented field with Eddie Arkesden, Jesse Esler, Ava Farren, Evie Marston, Kate Pomerleau and Ben Smith finishing in third place overall in a time of 48.08 minutes.
Princethorpe’s Girls also ran well, with the A team finishing fourth after Ava Farren, Lily Hunter, Evie Marston and Kate Pomerleau completed the course in 34.45 minutes in the Open Girls race and the B team seventh, Jess Evans, Emma Sarkies, Delilah Teeton and Natasha Thomas ran the course in 39.34 minutes.
It was a fantastic afternoon’s effort by all, congratulations to all the runners.