Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Boys-U9A 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.

As the only Saint Ronan’s runner from Year 4, Louis A was understandably nervous as he took his place amongst the 206 starters in his race. However, once the airhorn sounded, Louis put his nerves to one side and ran his heart out, moving steadily through the field, working hard on the hills and digging deep into his reserves to race across the finish line in a marvellous 20th place (05:35).

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.