Hampshire Schools’ X Country Finals
Down Grange hosted the Hampshire Schools’ XC Championships ...
Down Grange hosted the Hampshire Schools’ XC Championships for the under 12 age group on Tuesday 6th March. Charlie and Isabel two of our talented athletes were selected as part of the Basingstoke team.
Isabel and the under 12 girls set off first with a total of 116 runners, competing in extremely muddy conditions. Unperturbed, Isabel ran with confidence, thoroughly enjoying the challenge, finishing in 47th place with a time of 9 minute 14 seconds.
Charlie was the next athlete at the start line, with a total of 124 runners hoping for success. Charlie had some tough competition but he maintained a strong position throughout, ending the race in 12th place, with a time of 7 minutes 47 seconds just 41 seconds behind the winner.
A fine run by both of our pupils and an integral part of the Basingstoke team. It was also fabulous to see one of our ex-pupils win the overall title in the next age group - congratualtions Sienna.