Tuesday, 3rd February
Cross Country Meeting at Brambletye
On Tuesday afternoon 20 of Ashdown’s finest runners competed against pupils from Ardingly, Brambletye, Copthorne and Handcross Park on a gruelling cross country course.
In the junior event our year 5 and 6 runners had to negotiate a tricky 1.6km course. Gustavo, Vlad, Eben and Will all ran bravely to the very end in what proved to be a very talented field. Elicia produced a great run, finishing 8th in the junior girls event. Chloe, Sarah and Innes found the course challenging, but they can hope to build on their performances in future events.
Meanwhile our year 7 and 8 pupils ran a 2.65km circuit culminating in a muddy uphill final stretch. Theo produced the run of the day, battling to a fantastic third place in the boy’s event. Eduoard also made the top ten, finishing in 7th place. Cosme and Roland completed a strong performance for the senior boys, finishing 13th and 16th respectively. The senior girls were not to be outdone with some brilliant performances. Carmen led the way with a superb third place finish, with Cristina and Sonia finishing 8th and 9th. Jemima finished strongly in what proved to be an important 12th place.
While the pupils enjoyed their much deserved match tea, our Brambletye hosts collated the final scores for the junior and senior team events. In the junior event, Ashdown were placed in 5th position, but our runners can all be proud of their individual performances. The senior event proved to be incredibly close, with Ashdown claiming first place overall. Our runners headed for home with their medals proudly on show.
Well done to all involved, and let us hope for further successes in the coming weeks.