Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Boys-U10A 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.

With 208 runners, the Y5 field was the largest of the day. Max M, Jacob J and, in his first race in a Saint Ronan’s vest, Monty G kept their cool amongst the jostling elbows and steeled themselves for two laps of the course. The open plan of the circuit made for a fast race, but the hills took their toll on legs, many competitors slowing to a walk. Not our boys! All three of them showed grit and tenacity, Max leading his team home in seventeenth (10:32) place. Less than a minute behind him, Jacob crossed the line in 59th(11:22) and, summoning a final sprint which took him past several competitors, Monty finished in 128th(12:46)place.

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.