Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Girls-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 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.

Much excitement accompanied the start of the Y4 girls’ race with 189 girls lining up between the flags. The Saint Ronan’s girls tackled the course with real determination, running hard and finishing strongly. Daisy A was first home, just one second faster than her time last year (05:52) but a full thirty-one places further up the field in 9th place! Jemima W shaved twenty three seconds off her time (being in place at the start helped!) and finished fifty-eight places higher than last year in 11th (05:57). Growing in confidence all the time, it was great to see Mishca W cross the line in 41st (06:24), with our cheerfully determined little Athena M finishing in the top half of the field in a well deserved 78th place (07:03). Wonderful running from the Y4 girls!