Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Boys-U11A vs  Kent Junior Schools' Championships
On: Saturday, 17 Nov 2018
Venue: Away

The Kent Junior Schools’ Cross Country Championships which took place at the Kent Showground on Saturday was a sight to behold! Over 80 primary and preparatory schools from across Kent, and more than 1380 children converged on Detling hill on what was (unusually for this event) a bright, sunny morning.

Open to all, the races offer the opportunity for children who may never have competed before to run; the course a dull, but challenging circuit of the Showground, 1200m for Years 3 and 4 and 2200m for Years 5 and 6.

Three of our Y6 boys had raced the day before in Knole Park (bad planning Mrs F!), but that did not stop them attacking the 2200m course with zest! Bertie A, Billy BF, Jack E and Wilby W all finished in the top half of the field – it was wonderful to see the blue-hooped vests moving through the field. Running shoulder to shoulder on the first lap, Jack moved ahead of Bertie as they attacked the long hill for the second time; never one to give up, Bertie pushed on and the boys stormed down the home straight, finishing in 24th(10:20)and 31st(10:34)place. Wilby had a fantastic run, crossing the line in 73rd(11:32) while Billy, recovering from a week-long sickness bug (and the previous day’s run) was the epitome of determination, finishing 84th(11:44).

It was a great morning of running; I was immensely proud of all the boys, and hugely grateful to all the parents for their help and support.