Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Girls-U13A vs  Sevenoaks Preparatory School
On: Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Venue: Away

Saint Ronan’s achieved our best result in recent years at the Thomas Trophy on Friday, finishing third overall in both girls’ and boys’ events. This was due, not just to the fact that we fielded scoring teams (six-to-score) in every age-group, but also because every single child tried hard and ran a good race.

Packing tightly is key in cross country races; the further up the field, the better. Each child must focus on his or her team mate in front, striving to reach them, but also pacing themselves, and finishing strongly. Cross Country running is a tough sport!

Daisy A was our highest place finisher in the girls’ squad, crossing the line in an excellent eighth place in the U9 girls’ race. Mischa W (22) and Lucienne SD (25) both made superb debuts for the school, with Jemima W (36), Molly Z (54) and Athena M (55) bringing the team score to 200.

The U11 girls were spread across the field, Sydney W revealing the benefits of her Triathlon training with a great run to finish twenty-fifth. Again, every girl counted in the race; they all ran well to achieve a combined score of 270: Lottie H (29), Millie DH (34), Lottie B (39), JoJo CM (62) and Clara S (81).

Hope R (14), Bea W (17) and Jemima S (27) were our first three scorers in the U13 girls’ race, Lettice A (39), Lottie C (45) and Chloë L (60) bringing the team score to 202.

All the girls deserve to be proud of their performances; with every runner ‘counting’ for the team, there was no room for faint-heartedness and they all competed with determination, finishing strongly and keeping their emotions under control! Despite not ‘placing’ in any individual team races, the combined girls’ scores resulted in third overall with 676 points behind Hazelwood (528) and Derwent Lodge (413). A great afternoon of running, with plenty on which to focus!