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
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