12 Mar 2017
National Prep Schools Cross Country Championships

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U11 Boys National Cross Country U11 Girls National Finals U11 3rd Place  and a big cheesy grin!

Congratulations to all those children who took part in the 25th National Preparatory Championships this afternoon at Malvern College.

This was a truly epic competition with over 60 schools competing in the U11 boys and girls event. A new record! As always the start was exciting and nerve racking for parents who had to watch about 300 children set off down a straight before being funnelled in quite tightly at the bottom of a very steep hill. As always there were a number of fallers. Fortunately in both races, RGS The Grange runners stayed up right and attacked in their different races from the start to finish.

In dry and oddly warm conditions, both teams battled away in the early parts of the race and can all be extremely proud of their achievements of selection, commitment on the day and supporting each other so wonderfully. All aspects of team ethic and sportsmanship were on show. Parents were also in very good voice, giving all the athletes that little bit extra when ever the children came within 10m's of them!

At the time of writing we are still unaware of the results, however it is worthy of note that Harvey Shaw finished in 3rd place overall in the U11 boys race. This is the first time an RGS The Grange boy has placed in the top 10 in this event which is outstanding and means in the last 3 years we have had three pupils finish in the top 3.

Once again, congratulations to all runners, you did yourselves proud.