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October 14th 2019

Fourth for Cross-Country Juniors

Somerhill XCLast week, a team of six Cobham Hall Year 7 and Year 8 cross-country runners attended the Kent Independent Schools Cross Country Championships at Schools at Somerhill, Tonbridge.

Parent Mrs Matthews helped on the day, and recalled the event, “The weather and conditions underfoot were perfect for this gruelling 3K run, renowned as one of the toughest cross-country courses in the South East.  Cobham Hall was one of 10 schools competing in the U13 event, with many county and national standard runners in the mix.

“Out of 80 girls, four of our girls finished in the top 30.  Amber held third for much of the race, but then just missed out on a medal.  With Amber, Olivia and Anna all competing a year young, the overall results were impressive.”

PE teacher Miss Fautley agreed, saying, “All the girls demonstrated true grit and determination, performing to the very best of their ability and flew the Cobham Hall flag high.  A special mention goes to Amber, who just missed out on a podium position, coming 4th out of 80 girls. However, she was the first Year 7 to cross the finish line! We had a fantastic afternoon, the girls are now looking forward to the next cross-country competition, where they will hopefully, again, smash their goals and exceed expectations.

We would also like to thank Mrs Matthews for all her help on the day.”

Cobham Hall came home fourth in the team standings. Individual results and times were as follows:

Amber (Year 7), 4th 11:49 (1st Year 7 across the line)
Hannah (Year 8), 12th, 12:26
Poppy (Year 8), 22nd, 13:05
Olivia (Year 7), 28th, 13:23
Anna (Year 7), 40th, 14:28
Adele (Year 8), 52nd, 14:52

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