Junior athletes are a runaway success

On Tuesday, 20 February, 38 Junior School pupils took part in the ISA North Region Cross Country Championship at Scarisbrick Hall School.

The runners took the tough, muddy conditions in their stride, racing well to achieve three team gold medals and one team silver. 

Mr O’Neil runs the cross-country teams at King’s Juniors and accompanied the children to the competition.

He said: “The team performance at Scarisbrick Hall was nothing short of incredible. The children raced intelligently and strategically, working as a team and supporting each other the whole time. 

“I have been involved in school cross-country for more than 20 years and this is hands-down the best running I have ever seen, especially considering the tricky conditions that saw us lose more than one trainer in the mud!

 “The pupils work hard every week in training and it is great to see it rewarded.

“I am, as always, grateful to Mrs Grove and Mrs Willis for their support in our weekly training and at events like this.”

As well as the impressive team results, the runners can also be proud of the further successes of the day.

Twelve pupils qualified for National Finals, there were four individual top-3 finishes, ten athletes secured a top ten finish and all of our U11 boys – that’s 11 in total – finished in the top 20.

We are very proud of everyone who raced and are looking forward to National Finals. 

Team Results

  • U9 Girls – Gold
  • U11 Girls – Gold
  • U9 Boys – Silver
  • U11 Boys – Gold

Individual Results

  • Poppy McKenna – Gold in U11 girls. Northern Champion.
  • William Sedwell – Silver in U11 boys
  • Milo Hughes – Bronze in U11 boys
  • Ava Phillips – Bronze in U9 girls

Click below to browse the gallery of runners: