Bromley Schools District Cross Country Championships 2017
Darrick Wood School was the setting for the annual Bromley Schools' District Cross Country Championships. A tough selection process from across the school saw eleven students from years 7/8 and 9 meet the qualifying standard to reach the finals for only the third time ever!
First off were Tre and Ewan from year 7 who ran the 3000m course in an incredible time. They both battled hard in a huge field of competitors to complete the course in 30 and 31st places. Well done to both boys and we look forward to many more years of competition!
Second out onto the ever muddying course were our only girl representatives, Chance and Becky. They ran in the Junior Girls' (years 8/9) event and similar to the boys faced the strongest group of runners, including the some of the current national championship representatives! Not to be deterred, Chance and Becky battled hard throughout the deteriorating conditions to finish the race in very respectable times; a truly courageous and determined effort from both girls!
but certainly not least, were the Junior Boys' (Years 8/9) and for the first time ever we were able to field a full team of six boys. Junior, Younes, Hamza, Cameron, Oliver and Harry were up against some of the strongest runners in the South East. At 3800m, this was also by far the longest race any of our students had ever attempted. Younes set a new record for the Glebe Boys and was closely followed by the others; a truly remarkable effort.
Overall, this was a truly outstanding effort from all involved and they should be under no illusion as to how incredibly difficult it is to get to this level of competition and face some of the best runners, not only in Bromley but in the UK! Well done from us all at Glebe for a great achievement and is a wonderful example of what can be achieved with hard work and plenty of resilience!
Mr M. Kitteridge (Head of PE)