Congratulations to the Park Community School Year 7 and 8 Cross Country team who were the only state school team to reach the English Schools Cross Country Cup National Final in Sheffield on Saturday 7th December. There were 27 teams and 154 runners competing in one race, a tough 3050m course at Mount St. Mary’s College in Derbyshire.
The team managed a fantastic 9th place, two places higher than last year and of particular note, Year 8 student Max Standen ran an impressively timed race to take 4th place from Christopher Oliveira at the line, who managed to hold on for 5th and achieved first placed year 7 in what was his first ever major cross country final! An incredible achievement by the boys!
A big thank you to all the parents that took their children to the event and a special thanks to Mr Oliveria for being team manager on the day, assisted by Mr Standen.