Newcastle Schools District Cross Country Championships

On 15th, 19th and 22nd September, University Academy Kidsgrove students competed in the Newcastle Schools District Cross Country Championships.

This is an annual event where schools all over Newcastle-under-Lyme compete in 3 cross country races. All students improved from last year and it was nice to see new Year 7 students also taking part.

Lauren Cade in Year 9 did particularly well, coming 2nd in two of her races.  In the third race, she got caught up when another runner fell, causing her to lose her shoe! She ran a whole lap with just one shoe on and she still managed to finish 4th.

Mrs Castrey, Head of PE, said: “We are very proud of all of our runners.  Some of the courses are challenging, and it really shows the pupils’ determination and perseverance.”

Ashley Whitfield, Year 10, said: “I enjoyed racing because I love running. It’s good to take part and meet other competitors.”


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