The largest ever contingent from Bourne Grammar School attended the Finals of the ESAA cross country championships, held in Blackburn on Saturday, March 14.
Qualification for the event has seen the pupils progress through the South Lincs Championships, finish in the top 8 at the County Championships, then progress to represent Lincolnshire at the Anglian Championships in Ipswich before finally reaching the finals in Blackburn.
The course was a particularly challenging one for those students who train in the Fens and the long and steep inclines on the course, coupled with wide unavoidable areas of mud, proved to hinder our students more than most.
All performed exceptionally well. Aaron Hunt (Year 9), Isabel Spinley (Year 9) and Hana Ray (Year 8) competed in the Junior races, whilst Beth Howells (Yr 12), Michael Cawood (Yr 12) and James McCrae (Yr 13) competed in the Senior races.
All students were in the top 6 finishers for Lincolnshire, contributing vital points to the team scores.
The best placed individual was James McCrae who completed the course in 26 mins 11 seconds and in 43rd place, an outstanding achievement and one of the school’s highest ever finishers.