MINSTER School athletes experienced all four seasons in their three race series over the autumn term, with a 20 degree difference between the first and last races, and plenty of rain and mud in the middle!
The Nottinghamshire School’s Cross Country League takes place at Berry Hill Park each year and consists of a race each month over October, November and December. Open to every primary and secondary school in the county, both individual and team honours were battled for.
It was a winning start for Teddy Macintyre, who opened his account for The Minster School with individual gold on debut. The Year 7 pupil, who trains with both Newark AC and Mansfield Harriers, dominated theYear 7 boys event; winning the final 3K race by over 1 minute, in a time of 11:09. He was supported by Dexter Semmelroth, who also competed in all three races, improving his time and position in each.
Team gold was achieved by the Year 7 girls team. Despite illness plaguing the team during the series, the girls showed absolute determination and commitment throughout. The team, led by Isla Jones, consisted of Holly Wilson, Olivia Fox, Poppy Scott andAlice Grey. Isla, who also trains with Mansfield Harriers, took individual bronze with consistent strong running throughout.
Martha Yanney and Amy Newbould both had an excellent series, scoring points in each of the races for the year 10/11 girls team. Consistent hard work and determination over the 4K course resulted in overall 5th and 6th places respectively.
Many of the athletes who ran also qualified for the School’s Cross Country Championships at a separate event that took place at Sherwood Pines in November. The final takes place on 4th February, with The Minster School having a realistic chance of securing county titles. Good luck everyone!
Pictured: Y7 girls – Isla Jones, Olivia Fox, Holly Wilson and Alice Grey