8 HMS athletes ran at that County Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at Temple Park, South Shields. The weather was ideal for running, cool but wind free. The underfoot conditions were muddy in places and ideal for racing. In the Year 7 races Olivia M and Steven ran brilliantly for 4th and 7th respectively meaning they have been selected to run for Northumberland at the Inter County XC at Middlesburgh. Also racing in the Year 7 races and supporting well were Josie (18th), Annie (35th) and Harry (35th). We had only one participant from Year 8, Olivia S. Olivia S ran a storming race against not only Year 8 girls but also Year 9 girls to come home fourth overall, she also is selected to run at the Inter County races.

Mr Gaines is very proud of the the performances of these athletes. Their performances reflects the dedication and hard work that is put into training and preparing for these races. We look forward to hearing how they get on running for Northumberland.