30 January 2018
Last Tuesday Abingdon hosted the first U13 Cross Country Cup Fixture. Athletes from five schools including Abingdon, Abingdon Prep, New College, MCS and Blessed George Napier competed for individual and team awards around the 2.8km course. The notoriously consistent wind that blows at Cox's Field had dried the course out nicely, allowing firm footing and some fast cross country racing.
Henry Channon of New College broke the tape in a time of 9 minutes 47 seconds, having been pushed hard all the way to the line by Quinn Miell-Ingram (APS) who finished just milliseconds behind. William d'Arcy (APS) completed the podium, finishing third in a time of 9 minutes 53 seconds.
The Abingdon team placed well, with Alexander Darbishire finishing 7th and Callum Aiken 10th, helping their team to 2nd place in the overall standings. This was no match however for an extremely strong Abingdon Prep squad who finished with 4 runners inside the top 10 allowing them to take home the team silverware.