Congratulations to Francesca (Year 5) and Áine (Year 6) who competed at the Cross-Country Nationals at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire, as part of a very strong Hertfordshire team.
Francesca came 60th out of 252 runners in the Year 5 girls race and finished second amongst the Hertfordshire runners. Her time was 8.23 on a 2000m course.
Áine was took part in the Year 6 girls race on a longer 2200m course. Áine ran in a time of 9.01 and came 83rd out of the 247 competitors. She finished 7th of the Hertfordshire runners which was particularly strong, with all of their girls finishing in the top 90!
It was difficult conditions on the course, with a particularly muddy field to run through, so the race did prove a challenge for a lot of the runners. Both Áine and Francesca tried their best and had fun representing their county with the top young runners around them.
Both of the girls were in the top third of all entries in their age groups which is a tremendous achievement. Well done!