Davenies’ U’11 Cross-Country team
travelled to the picturesque grounds of St. John's, Northwood on Thursday for a
meet against 13 other schools comprising over 120 runners.
A quick walk of the course underlined
how tough the event was going to be with leg-sapping steep climbs the main
feature. The enthusiasm shown by all the
boys was a mystery to parents and staff alike as runners discussed tactics and
jostled for the best position on the start line.
Once the race got underway, the first
steep climb spread the field quickly and all runners were soon breathing
heavily and giving their all.
All of the Davenies runners finished in
the top 70 with each of them pacing their race perfectly. Particular mention to Oliver Stalder who
finished in 12th position overall, and Alex Mill (U’10) a highly
The IAPS Cross-Country Championship at
Malvern on Sunday promises to be an equally tough test!