The Harrow Hong Kong Cross-Country team have had a very successful term, with some outstanding team and individual performances across senior and junior level. With a total of seven competitions to take part in, with more than 80 participants racing per age group, the School team did exceptionally well for their first season competing as a full team which culminated in the ISSFHK Cross-Country Championships.
The U14 girls team were successful on the day of the championships, achieving second place as a team and overall gaining a silver medal for the top 5 runners. The top five included three members of the Senior School: Ella Stranger (Y9, Ward), Tanami Penfold (Y9, Smith), and Bianca Lee (Y9, Tutt). An outstanding team effort!
The U16 girls competed extremely well with Anika de Blank (9 Ward) and Eve Caplowe (Y11, Smith) leading the Harrow girls, closely followed by Vanessa Heung (Y10, Smith) and Maria Neklyudova (Y10, Tutt). They finished in the top 30 at the championships and should be highly commended on all their efforts.
There were some excellent individual performances across the U16 boys, displaying a high level of dedication and professionalism. Jesse Swan (Y10, Lloyd) dominated his age group throughout the season gaining three 1st place positions and setting new personal bests. At the championships the boys came up against some tough competition with; Jesse Swan, Zahar Tate (Y9, Lloyd) and Ravi Ray (Y10, Cale) in 10th, 25th and 31st place.
The U20’s had an equally successful season and were just as determined. Frans Otten (Y12, Lloyd) performed well from the start of the season achieving several first positions and finishing 8th in the championships. Emma Carter (Y12, Tutt) ran consistently well throughout the season, resulting in 6th place and Mirim Fedi (Y13, Tutt) in 7th.