In the first event of its kind in the Foundation, the Houses from QEGS’ and Wakefield Girls’ junior sections joined together to compete in this year’s Inter House Cross Country event. The Houses in both schools have different names, but they are joined by colours which were used to link the boys and girls.
|House Colour||Boys House Name||Girls House Name|
Conditions were very favourable for a February. With bright and warm days in the run up to the event, it was firm underfoot. It was also a good day for spectators and there were a large number of parents present to view the races.
The Year 3 boys and girls were up first. Charlie Worth raced extremely well and held on for a well-deserved win, he was followed by Toby Rigby in second place and Arthur Ramsden Clark in the bronze medal position.
Year 4 boys were up next. Teddy Bentham ran strongly and finished first, winning the gold medal. Kasper Bevan was second, winning the silver medal, with Rahmin Ghouri being awarded the bronze medal for finishing third.
In the Year 5 race, Henry Roberts won the gold medal. Preston Goodiar ran well finishing second and Rehmat Ghouri finished strongly in third.
Finally we came to the Year 6 boys. It was the same two boys who competed for 1st and 2nd place, but it was a reversal of the Y5 results. Will Taylor out sprinted Elias Locking in the last 200m to take the victory. Elias ran very well finishing in second. The podium was rounded off with Oliver Rose taking home a bronze.
Inter House Cross Country is a team event with both boys’ and girls’ finishing positions contributing to their House finishing position.
The final standings were as follows:
4th place, Blue – Freeston and Lee
3rd place, Red – Savile and Mackie
2nd place, Yellow – Bentley and Heywood
And the 2021 champions were Green – Cave and Clayton
Congratulations to all the participants who took part – each of them improved their fitness, demonstrated resilience and, hopefully, had a little fun on the way.
See you next season!