Witham runners have County success!

11 Jan 2018

Matilda (Year 6), Eliza (Year 6) and Alexandra (Year 5) all ran for The Nene Valley Harriers on a cold and crisp Sunday morning in early January. The Cambridgeshire AA Cross Country Championships is a highly competitive event drawing athletes from far and wide across the County. Although firm underfoot there were still tricky patches of mud and the competition was fierce.

Matilda had a fabulous run, placing 3rd overall and only 11 seconds behind the winner. Matilda proudly claimed the bronze medal. Alexandra did brilliantly to place 9th despite being the youngest runner in the race and her competitors towering over her! With their co-runner in the team coming in 4th, the Nene Valley Harriers team won the under 11 girls team event – a fabulous start to 2018.

In the Under 13 girls team Eliza had a cracking race, with 42 finishers and a longer course she placed 7th overall with only 5 seconds between the 4th and 7th place. Particularly impressive as she was also one of the youngest in the U13 category and she has now been selected to represent Cambridgeshire!