Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Girls-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 and more than 1380 children from across Kent 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.

Just two girls represented Saint Ronan’s in the Y5 race, Sydney W and Clara S finding their place on the start amongst 148 competitors. For these girls, the prospect of two laps of the course loomed. The open plan of the circuit meant that many of the girls shot off at the start but the hills took their tolls on young legs, many slowing to a walk on the second lap. All credit to our ladies who kept running throughout. Working their way through the field, they tackled the hills with determination, both girls looking strong as they sprinted the final 100m into the tunnel: Sydney in 17th (11:41) and Clara, well in the top half of the field in 61st (13:17). Excellent running ladies!