This year the Primary Schools Cross Country Championships was combined with the inaugural National Championships. Held at Belvoir castle with a decent course it was pleasing to see how many athletes from Saffron AC had qualified for both County and national championship places.
Poppy Adkin Y5 Girls tore up the course to finish 17th nationally and the 5th county runner home helping to secure Silver for the Leicestershire and Rutland year 5 Girls.
Danny Ray Murdey Y5 Boys gave it his all to come in 80th and 31st.
Elsie Robinson Y6 Girls and Lachlan Finch Y6 Boys continued with their Winning ways by both becoming County Champions respectively. Elsie gained a well earned Bronze in the National with Lachlan placed a magnificent 5th helping to secure Bronze for the Leicestershire and Rutland y6 Boys.
Ruby Bland Y6 Girls came in a fantastic 40th and 9th position to help The Leicestershire and Rutland Y6 girls collect the National Title.
Flo Hagger, Y6 49th & 10th Eleanor Harwood Y6 58th & 14th, Daisy Low 128th & 54th, Amber Wroblewski Y6 134th & 59th all showed great form for the Blaby area.
Ashley Butler Y6 Boys had a strong race to finish 32nd nationally and an impressive 5th county place who also contributed to the Bronze medal for the Leicestershire and Rutland Y6 boys team, the rest of the Y6 boys all ran well and showed great tenacity on what was becoming quite a torn up course. Samuel Wright came in well 80th with a county position of 15th he was followed closely by Dougie Low 83rd and 16th. James Tansey came in 128th and 46th finishing well despite an unfortunate fall.
The Y7s also competed in these championships with Izzie Smith having a fine race and very strong finish to come in 27th and 6th helping to secure Gold for the Leicestershire and Rutland Y7 Girls.
A number of Y3 and Y4 athletes ran in the County Championships gaining some great positions Zach Seaton and Ryan Butler having a great battle to finish 19th and 20th respectively.
The younger athletes at Saffron AC have had a great X Country season and have shown just what putting in the hard training can achieve.
Well done to each and every one of you.
Race report by.