Cross Country 2018
In the last week of term the whole school came together for its annual cross country run.
The event had already been postponed once due to bad weather and as a result of the continued rain and snow, conditions remained challenging.
However, undeterred, the whole school community came together for the race, which, as ever, saw pupils of all abilities running together in House teams.
The winning teams were Dorter and Camberlot in the Girls and Boys Junior categories and Bloomsbury and Dorms in the Girls and Boys Senior competitions.
There were a great many stunning individual performances, with Ben Walters, from Knights House winning the Boys Seniors race in 18.02, followed by Kyle Mathieson in 2nd place and Tom Collins in 3rd. In the Girls Seniors, Rebecca Smart from Bloomsbury took the top spot, with Amelia Doxey from Crossways in 2nd and Katinka Morris, also Bloomsbury in 3rd place.
In the Girls Juniors, Millie Owton from Dorter, ran a stunning race to finish 1st, Maddie Wallden from Bloomsbury took 2nd place with Millie Widdop from Crossways in 3rd. In the Boys Junior race, George Dickinson from Camberlot took the top spot with Themba Wardle, also Camberlot in 2nd and Jake Parr from Stud in 3rd. Congratulations also to Mr Caryer for finishing first in the staff event!
Commenting on the event, Bede’s Co-Curricular Deputy Head, Ms Woollett said, “Despite the cold and the mud, the annual cross country is a special event in the school calendar. It’s wonderful to see pupils and staff come together in their different House colours and support each other. Despite the cold, most pupils stayed out to shout everyone in their team across the line and there was some tremendous support for anyone who was struggling. Thank you to Mr Byrne and Mr Kirtley for all their hard work and organisation and to Leigh Bennett and the Estates Team for all their work preparing the course. Thanks also to all the staff who endured the biting winds to marshal and finally thanks to our wonderful pupils for their speed, resilience and camaraderie!”