Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U12A vs  English Schools Cup - Regional Finals
On: Saturday, 09 Nov 2019
Venue: Away

Last Saturday saw the combined year 7/8 cross country team make the long trip to King's College School Taunton to compete in the South West finals of the English Schools Cup. Hopes were high having recently won the county round and the district league but competing at a regional level is a big step up. Conditions were obviously very wet and slippery which made the course a good challenge.

The race did not start well unfortunately with lead runner, Sam Lindsey-Halls, having to pull out with injury when placed 4th at the time. However the rest of the team competed very well with Tom Ellington finishing 9th, Theo Maynard in 35th, Oliver Bloomfield in 36th, Mark Stylo came 39th and Charlie Allnutt was 61st. This placed the team in 8th position overall, a little disappointing but a very good learning curve. Having said that, 8th in the South West of England is still very good indeed, well done to all who ran.