Dorset County Cross Country

Ten girls represented St Mary’s at the County Cross Country championships at Kings Park in Bournemouth last Thursday. With two excellent runners from UIII taking part, it was fabulous to have girls from St Mary’s in the Minors, Juniors and Inters competitions.

Bella and Emily ran strongly and showed great potential with their confidence and pacing. Bella finished 87th and Emily, 105th out of a field of over 160 runners.

In the Juniors, Fleur and Sofia set themselves challenging targets for the 3km race, but due to the extreme weather and depth of the mud on the course after so much rain, they were unable to hit their times on this occasion. However, Fleur, Sofia, Alice and Immy all finished within the top 100 runners in the County and Tess and Isobel only 3 places away from that.  A great result for the Junior runners.

In the Inters, Theo put in a fantastic performance, especially considering she was out with injury before Christmas and has only just got back into training. Dodo has also been really on form in previous runs and was keen to challenge herself on the 4.2km course. Theo finished in the top 20, and Dodo in the top 40.  Superb runs overall.

St Mary's Shaftesbury-Dorset County Cross Country