Team Kennet’s Sam Hart took part in the British Athletics Cross Country Challenge on Saturday in Round 1 held at Milton Keynes, running in the under 17 age group Sam came 12th, less than 1 minute behind the winner, Sam is bottom of his age group which made the run all the better for him.
It has been a good month for Team Kennet athlete, Anna Pettit, 13. She has been taking part in the English Schools Cross Country Cup. On 8th October she won the Oxfordshire county competition for under 15 girls, helping her school, St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, qualify for the regional round. Then on 12th November, she moved up a gear, winning the Midlands regional round (East Central England) in Bedford, against the best schools from across 8 counties. She won convincingly over the 2.8km course, taking the leading after 1km and finishing 30m ahead.