Cornwall runners

By Mr Horton

Fowey’s Year 7 & 8 Cross Country team braved the cold weather and competed in the Cornwall County Championships in Truro on Saturday 19th January.

First up were the Year 7 boys in the biggest field of competitors of the day. Dylan paced himself perfectly to leave enough in the tank for a sprint finish, taking 31st position, while Tristan powered over the finish line in 23rd place.

Next up were the girls in the Year 7 race where Cora brushed aside the pre-race nerves to put in an excellent performance to finish 43rd in her first competitive Cross Country championship. 

Rhianna and Rebecca stretched it out at the front of the pack and held on for an incredible 4th and 5th place respectively, meaning both girls have now qualified to represent Cornwall in the South West Championships in Bristol in February.

Marcus put in a solid performance as a younger competitor in the Year 8/9 category, finishing 34th after a long wait in the cold to compete.

Congratulations to everyone who took part for showing great determination and perseverance.