Severnside Cross Country

Severnside Cross Country


On Tuesday, 32 of our brave runners headed to Wycliffe for the Annual Severnside Cross Country Championships. This year, there were six schools competing on a fairly tricky and undulating course.

The U13 girls were out to defend their title from last year, and with good quality runners in each race, our hopes were high for some great results. The U11 boys and girls had 1,800m to contend with, while the U13s had 2,700m to battle through.

KrtkrtkrtkrkrU13 Girls - 1st placed team 
Clemmie H 1st
Charlotte W 2nd
Tanaya G 4th
Emily M 5th
Ishbel B 18th
Grace S-M DNF

U13 Boys - 2nd placed team
Julius B 3rd
Rory M 6th
Jonathan M-C 15th
Solly S 17th
Henry W 18th
Edmund H 29th
Toby Y 31st


U11 Girls - 2nd placed team
Evie G 3rd
Llywela K 8th
Sophie M 12th
Orla C 14th
Bea C 18th
Emilia P 23rd
Zoe L-S 24th
Caitlin W 26th
Chloe M 39th

U11 Boys 
Halbie W 1st 
Miles P-L 15th
William J 16th
Ciaran W 19th
Magnus H 26th
Nathaniel 27th
Ben McKinley 30th
Freddie T 33rd
Max S 35th
George L 36th

Many of the runners were a year young for their competitions, and we even had four incredible Year 4 pupils competing and finishing this tough course.

The U13 girls team stole the show, with four of our runners coming in the top. The team scored just 12 points, which was truly unbeatable. Clemmie and Charlotte dominated from the start and ran together for the first 2,200m. It was such a great supportive run for each other but, at some point, it had to become a race between them as well. Other gutsy performances in this race also came from Tanaya and Emily. They had a much bigger fight on their hands with three other runners from one school trying to get in front of them and take the U13 title. Neither girl was having any of it and the determination and mental toughness was superb.

JdetjdjtdtjdjIn the U11 boys, Halbie ran an incredible race. I often feel when he sets off that he has gone too fast, but he always proves me wrong. This time, he had two boys from another team with him at the start. When he heard their coach telling them to work together to get ahead of him, he decided he was having none of that, he put on the burners and left them behind. He won the race comfortably with over 100m between him and bagged second place, which was phenomenal.

Both Evie and Julius gained 3rd place in their races and ran with real strength and determination. Mrs Elliott and I are so proud of all of the runners, everyone gave their all. 

By Mrs M Byas.