Brooke Priory U8, 9, 10 & 11 Invitational Cross Country (A) - 2.00pm

Venue: Sykes Lane, Empingham, Oakham, LE15 8QL

Coach: Mrs Felton, Mrs Ellicker-Campling & Mr Pickering

Start Time: 2.00pm

Return Time: 5.30pm - school buses will be held until children return


Michelle, Olivia, Millie, Megan
Charles, Rupert, Euan, Austin


Florence, Ailsa, Grace, Elizabeth
Aydin, Jenson, Cameron, Wilf


Lucy, Peyia
Elliot, Huxley, Henry, Jackson


Beth, Penny, Annabel, Freya
Ethan, Freddie, Thomas, Harry H


Change first break. White PE kit with hoody. Pack full tracksuit, towel and water bottle. 

2.00pm U8 (1.4km), 2.15pm U9 (1.4km), 2.30pm U10 (1.7km)
2.45pm U7 Fun Run (900m), 3.00pm U11 (2.2km)


It was a super team effort by our St Hugh's runners on Friday afternoon. The annual Brooke Priory Cross Country welcomes teams from Stamford, Copthill, Laxton, Grantham Prep, St Peters, Oakham and of course the hosts themselves, Brooke Priory.

This is the second year the event was held at Rutland Water, and although the pupils miss the sheep and obstacles from the previous venue, it is a great course ranging from 1.4km to 2.2km with a long gradual incline from the half-way point! 

St Hugh's pupils have been working hard both in PE and running club, developing their endurance and race strategy.  This has included tracking their progress since the start of term over a set distance, as well as some off-site runs. Although hills are difficult to find locally, we coped well with the incline and it was great to see us working hard on the hill, overtaking some of our competitors! 

Despite the conditions and the tough finish every St Hugh's runner showed grit and determination and this was certainly evident at the finish line. There were some superb individual performances with a good number of our pupils finishing in the top 6, receiving a medal for their performance (below). 

With the top three finishers in each school counting towards the team score, the pupils knew that our third finisher was crucial in order to give us the best possible chance of placing as a team. We were delighted to achieve 3rd place in the following categories -

U8 girls (Olivia, Millie, Michelle and Megan)
U8 boys (Rupert, Euan, Charles, Austin)
U9 girls (Ailsa, Florence, Grace, Elizabeth). 

Individual Medallists 

U8 Boys - Rupert B (6th) 
U9 Girls - Ailsa F (4th), Florence (5th)
10 Girls -Lucy S (3rd)
U10 Boys - Elliot A (5th)
U11 Girls - Penny V (2nd), Beth C (6th) 

Individual Finishing Positions

Rupert 6th
Euan 15th
Charles 17th
Austin 19th
Millie 7th
Olivia 8th
Michelle 13th
Megan 15th
Wilf 21st
Aydin 22nd
Cameron 23rd
Jenson 26th
Ailsa 4th
Florence 5th
Grace 28th
Elizabeth 31st
Elliot 5th
Huxley 19th
Jackson 28th
Henry 33rd
Lucy 3rd
Peyia 8th
Penny 2nd
Beth 6th
Freya 31st
Annabel 32nd
Ethan 8th
Freddie 9th
Harry 22nd
Thomas 32nd