An amazing day for cross country

What an amazing day for cross country on Wednesday 24th October 2018. The sun was shining, lighting up the view of Ashton Court manor house beautifully and there was the ascent of a few balloons! Perfect.  The 11 visiting secondary schools were very impressed with the setting and organisation for the Bristol State Schools’ Cross Country venue. It is the first time that Ashton Park School has hosted this particular event.
There were 300 runners in the four age categories, Y7-11 and the number of Ashton Park pupils among those was quite significant.
Well done to all of our runners, who crossed the line red-faced, out of breath and smiling. The top placings from Ashton Park are:
Minor boys (Y7): Sam R, Vijay B, Oliver M, Joey T
Minor girls: Almaz F, Aura G, Abbi W, Florence L
Junior boys (Y8&9): Ishmael B, Fred C, Amos K, Joe C
Junior girls: Sophi H-H, Abi S, Nina B, Domi W
Inter boys (Y10&11): James V, Otto K, James C, Joe C
Inter girls: Eve C and Kitty F-E (3rd and 4th place overall! – Excellent!)
APS teams also included these runners:
Y7- Scarlett R, Ruby C, Toni R, Ines F-A, Amelia P, Kiera F, Elsa L, Jed H, Dylan B, Stanton W, Will W, Oliver P
Y8- Grace P, Lulu G, Nell F, Evie B,  Zoe O, Amber W, Flo S, Ruby R, Phoebe C-M, Alvaro R-R, Charlie D, Emmett L, Jenson M, Cameron R,
Y9- Bethan A, Ellie R, Megan L, Audry W, Beth L, Verity L-K, Izzy N, Malachi G, Will B, Ethan D,
Y10- Ted Ryle, Joe K
Thank you very very much to Lulu’s mum who was there to support but helped us immensely with the scoring!
Thanks must also go to the wonderful helpers who gave up their time to ensure everything ‘ran’ smoothly! All of the marshals were Y8, Y9 or Y12 Sports Leaders- well done you guys
The next cross country event is Wednesday 7th November and these runners, with a few more, will be invited to run.  This is the trial for the Bristol Team, who will represent us at the Avon Championships in January
A few beautiful pictures and a write up will appear on the website.
A plea for anyone who can help on 7th November or 19th January. It is at Kingswood School in Bath- stickers at the finish line, setting up or taking down the course, recording the results. Let Debbie Winstanley know (Head of PE).  Thank you in advance.
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