Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Boys-U9A vs  Kent College Preparatory School
On: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Venue: tbc

As cross country races go, we couldn’t have asked for a finer day than that which heralded the final meeting of the season: wind, rain hail… and mud! All credit to Ben Allberry of Kent College Pembury for allowing it to go ahead (it wasn’t actually raining at 11am when he had to make the call!), and awe, admiration and credit in abundance to the children who stood shivering on the start line, ready to compete.

The course at Kent College is tough on a good day: run over farmland, with a taxing uphill climb of a good 150m just before the final sweep to the finish, the children had to run with an extra kilogram of mud stuck to the bottom of their boots – this was not a race to attempt in trainers!

The U9 boys’ team ran superbly to finish third of the eight complete teams, just six points separating first from fourth! It was not a day on which to play tactics; it was purely everyman for himself, a race to the finish and a warm(ish) hoodie. The boys did themselves proud, battling through the wind, rain and mud, Oli H leading them home in a fantastic 3rd place. The Y3 boys are looking good for next year as Freddie F concluded an excellent season in 9th, newcomer Edward S ran superbly in 14th and our little whippet James M completed the team in 19th place. Just behind him, in 22nd, Josh L, another brave little Y3, showed real determination to overcome his horror at what Mrs Fagg was expecting him to do!

Well done boys – and sorry that you missed the donuts!!