High­worth set a fast pace

GRAM­MAR SCHOOL DOM­I­NATE GIRLS’ EVENTS WITH VIC­TO­RIES IN YEAR 7 AND 8/9 RACES, ALONG WITH SEC­OND PLACE IN YEAR 10/11

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Homes -

GOD­IN­TON House pro­vided a su­perb back­drop for the Ash­ford & Weald Secondary Schools Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

More than 250 run­ners from eight secondary schools across Ash­ford weaved their way around the mag­nif­i­cent park­land of the God­in­ton Es­tate.

Com­pe­ti­tion man­ager Peter Le Ros­sig­nol was able to se­cure the God­in­ton grounds, which are also used for the Ash­ford pri­mary schools event and a num­ber of cour­ses rang­ing from 2,000m to 4,000m were set out across the un­du­lat­ing grounds with some test­ing climbs and a short wooded sec­tion.

The course was set out and mar­shalled by an army of sports leaders from The North School and Home­wood School, ably as­sisted by vol­un­teers from Ash­ford Ath­let­ics Club.

The girls’ events were dom­i­nated by High­worth Gram­mar School, who won the Year 7 and 8/9 races and fin­ished sec­ond in the Year 10/11 race be­hind Home­wood School.

The boys’ events saw Ash­ford School claim the Year 7 ti­tle, Home­wood School won the Year 8/9 race and Nor­ton Knatch­bull School took the Year 10/11 ti­tle.

The event was or­gan­ised by the school sport co-or­di­na­tors of the Mid-Kent & Ash­ford School Sport Part­ner­ship.

Above, the start of the Year 8/9 boys’ race

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