Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U15A vs  English Schools Cup, South West Round
On: Saturday, 10 Nov 2018
Venue: Away

A splendid result for the year 9 and 10 cross country runners in the South West regional finals of the English Schools Cup to finish 2nd out of 11 schools and achieve a place in the national finals. Weather conditions for the athletes varied between sun and torrential rain but the course at Downside School in Somerset was in great condition.

The commitment of the team was truly excellent with Sam Hodgson finishing in 3rd position, Chris Parker in 5th, Oliver Bryant in 9th, Jack Webb in 17th, Will Thompson in 33rd, and Tristan Hart, a very late replacement finishing in 43rd. This placed the team just behind Bishop Wordsworth's School from Salisbury but well clear of the other others. The team now go on to compete on Saturday 24th November at Woodbridge School in Suffolk against the top 23 schools in the country. With the year 7/8 team also qualifying for these finals, it promises to be a great day for Blue Coat Cross Country. Very well done to all those who competed, our 7th final in 8 years awaits.