Runners from Penrith’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School raced as part of an Eden District team at Fitz Park, Keswick in the county cross-country championships on Wed 16th January. They had previously qualified to run in this race at the district championships at Kirby Stephen before Christmas.
In order to qualify for the next round, and run for Cumbria at the North East inter counties event at South Shields on Saturday 2nd February, the runners needed to finish in the top 16 – a record 21 students from QEGS achieved this.
Special mentions should go to Robin Regan (inter boy) and Esme Davies (senior girl) as they won their respective races to become county champions and also to Felicity Evans, Jenna Carruthers and Amara Rose (year 7 girls) as they qualified despite missing the start of their race.
The students are now trying to gain selection for the English Schools Cross Country Championships being held in Leeds in March, where only the top 8 from each age group will get the chance to run in one of the biggest and highest standard junior races of the year.