The Stephen Shield Cross country event took place on Friday 13th October at Torrington RFC. To say it was cross country weather was an understatement as it was horrendous conditions with the rain lashing in during the latter parts of the day.
There were some outstanding performances from the Park contingency that included Oscar McRae in year 9 who won his race, Myesha Newcombe came 3rd in her race and Ella Peach finishing in 6th.
The year 7’s girls and boys won their age group for the Park team, due to exceptional runs from Lottie Rolfe, Tara Bristow & Isla Sandbach in the year 7 girls race and excellent finishes from Josh Harley, Ted Hill, Zach Eales & Rory Rose in the year 7 boys race.
The year 10’s had the worst of it, but Sophie Rogers managed to finish in an impressive 6th position. Nathan Callister and Ollie Curry also ran well.
Massive well done to all involved. It again shows the true character of being a cross country athlete, having to dig in when things get a little bit tough.