22 November 2023

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It was a wet and soggy start to our Saturday morning for the annual South Ribble Cross Country Championships which were held at Hutton Grammar school.

Oliver G, Noah B and Jane W kicked off proceedings in the Year 10/11 race, and it was safe to say the theme of this year's championships was 'muddy'! 

Jane stormed to an exceptional 4th place victory, not far behind her Year 11 competitors and bagged herself a place in the next stages. 

The Year 8/9 races then got underway; a strong Priory team for both the boys and girls with over ten Priory contingents. This year even included some sister rivalry with both Eliza G and Alexa G competing against each other. A number of pupils finished in the top 20, however it was Year 9 Taylor T who sprinted to the finish line in a very respectable 7th place. 

Next, it was the turn of the Year 7s for their debut race however seeing the abundance of mud before them did not deter our team! Again with over ten pupils representing us, the fight for the finish line began in these challenging conditions. The Year 7s did not disappoint, with  an outstanding performance from Owen T coming in 6th place, but it was Ethan B whose training paid off, as he triumphed for Priory finishing in the 3rd place position and proudly took to the podium. 

Those who positioned in the top 10 will be invited to compete in the Lancashire stages early next year. 

We would like to thank all competitors who attended on Saturday morning, to all parents who came to support, and for another fantastic competition - even if we did lose a few trainers to the mud! 

Well done:

Year 7
Emma N, Hollie L, Akemi K, Ada McM, Sienna T, Imogen C, Isaac H, Cameron D, Ethan B, Joe W, Archie G, Tyler S.

Year 8 & 9
Eliza G, Alexis G, Skye S,Harriet H, Alexa G, Millie D, Issy T, Callum G-V, Oliver C, Taylor T, Excellence I, Josh K, Felix D, Theo H.

Year 10/11
Jane W, Oliver G, Noah B

Tags: PE & Sport Extra Curricular