National Cross Country Champions open our Inter-Schools Cross Country meet – Thursday 26th November 2015

This afternoon is Highfields’ annual Inter-Schools Cross Country Meet, where 12 schools will be competing in U9 and U11 girls’ and boys’ races.  Our hare this year is Blue Haywood, winner at county level cross country, winner of the U13 National cross country, and competitor in the World Ironman championships in which she ran 50 miles in a day, representing Great Britain.  Blue’s sister Bo, who will also be attending this afternoon, came 4th in the U13 National cross country, running 40 miles at age 13, and was a finalist in the World Triathlon Championships in New Zealand.  These hares will set a lively pace for our competitors this afternoon!

Thanks in advance to all the mums and dads who have volunteered their time to act as marshals and helpers as Highfields opens its doors to nearly 300 visiting children plus their teachers and parents!