English Schools’ AA Cross Country Cup Final

Hexham Middle School did the North East proud at the English Schools’ AA Cross Country Cup Final this weekend, which took place in very cold and damp sub-zero conditions at Woodbridge School in Suffolk.

Each of the nine English regions fielded three teams (or four, in the case of a joint third finish in the regional round) of up to six runners in each age group. The competition included 26 other teams or 150 individual runners – the strongest of whom are already making a name for themselves at national and international level.

From HMS, Wilfred P finished an outstanding 8th place overall (Junior Boys Y7-8), Billy B ran brilliantly to finish in 79th, and Ossie D was fantastic, finishing in 117th.

All of the boys should take enormous pride in their individual results – it was a phenomenal effort!

This has been a brilliant achievement for this group of boys and for our school. HMS has not made the final of this competition for a long time. In fact, talking to ex-head of school Mr Cassidy, the last HMS team to make this team contained a certain Mr D Scott! 

Most importantly, it seems everyone also had a great time and hopefully created some great memories. Well done to everyone involved from both schools – we are very proud of you all!