Cross Country Success

The Guildford High Junior School Cross Country Team gathered in a corner of the St Catherine’s playing field alongside schools from across the county ready to hear the race brief. The Under 8s were to complete one lap, while the Under 9s and 10s were to run two. The St Catherine’s course is unique in being the flattest course on the racing series and thus the fastest! 
 
The girls were a mix of nervous anticipation and bubbling excitement, for many this would be their first school Cross Country. The Under 8s were off first, followed by the Under 9s and then Under 10s. The mass starts were a melée of frantic running as girls jockeyed for a position out at the front of the pack, and all of our girls stayed strong and on their feet. The GHS runners soon settled into their stride and began to set their own pace, remaining composed throughout and finishing strongly. The Under 9s brought home a team silver which was an excellent achievement! Well done everyone who competed. 
 
Mr Ben Baldwin