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Sporting Events - Winchester and Eastleigh Cross Country – February 2024

On a miserable February afternoon, twelve of St Bede’s finest runners took part in the Winchester and Eastleigh Cross Country event, held at the ever-slippery Fleming Park. St Bede has previously been successful in this event and hopes were high again as this year the team was packed with exciting runners and plenty of pace. 


The races bring together the fastest runners from our local schools, with the top twelve in each race qualifying for the Winchester and Eastleigh team that then go to the Hampshire School Games and race against the very best in the county. Every runner gave their all in very challenging conditions. Each managed good times and fantastic places.  Ema and Elsa finished 8th and 9th in their race. Seth (4th), Oliver (5th), Dexter (8th) and Jude (12th) can also all expect a call up to the team that competes in the County Finals.  Huge congratulations to everyone!


Stella, Isobel, Emily, Rose, Elliot and Max all ran fantastic races in hugely challenging conditions. Everyone made the top 50, which, in large and unpredictable races, is a great achievement.   A big thank you to everyone who participated and showed determination and grit during the race and in their training before the race - this is where all the important work is really done. A big thank you also, to the parents who supported us in enabling the children to participate!