On Friday, 11th March 2011, thirteen Junior School students participated in the Landrake Cross-Country. This course takes in three ‘Cornish’ miles of countryside and includes steep hills, a saltmarsh, mud and undulating terrain. The weather this year was kind to the runners as the sun was shining.
The St Joseph’s pupils warmed up thoroughly and were ready to go. 657 pupils (years 3-6) started the race, the time was ticking. Our runners never gave up and completed the course confidently, although some of them where very tired when they finished.
Congratulations to Michael Barton who came 3rd, an exceptional achievement for a year 5 pupil (pictured above) and Alex Hellyar who finished in 16th place. Lulu Howells was the 10th girl to finish, excellent for a year 4 pupil.
The other Pupils finished in the first half of all the runners: Harvey Fry 93rd, Archie Sparrow 95th, Ava Diamarid-Hall 101st, Molly Barton 169th, Elysia Endacott 219th, Laura Sant 240th, Macie John-Gardner 262nd, Maxwell Wilkerson-Hunt 286th, Kate Barrett 289th and Sam Luckhurst 302nd.
Thank you to all the parents for their support and to Mr Marsh who completed this difficult course with a smile on his face.