January 24th 2020
Amber: Kent Schools' Champion 2020
We are delighted to share the news that Year 7 pupil Amber took part in the Kent Schools' Cross Country Finals at the weekend, and after a commanding race with a highly competitive field, stormed home in first place!
This incredible achievement followed a fantastic performance at the District Qualifying races last term. There are 12 districts across Kent, and a number of Cobham Hall girls competed at the Dartford and Gravesham District Championships. In the Year 7 heat, Amber led from the front and won the 2.2km race in 8.18, nearly a minute ahead of the girl in 2nd, qualifying for the the Kent Schools’ Championship in Dover on Saturday, 18th January.
Amber joined fellow Year 7s Olivia G, Anna, Olivia T and Alana in a field of 115 runners. After an explosive start, Amber held a commanding second for the first half of the race, and then went for the break. The leader held on, and Amber had to dig in to get past her, which eventually she did, romping home to take a convincing win in a highly competitive field.
We're delighted to say that Cobham Hall once again has a Kent Schools' Cross-Country Champion! Well done, Amber!