The largest ever contingent from Bourne Grammar School attended the finals of the ESAA Cross Country Championships.
Qualification for the event has seen the students progress through the South Lincolnshire Championships, finish in the top eight at the County Championships, progress to represent Lincolnshire at the Anglian Championships in Ipswich before 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 Bourne’s students more than most.
However, they all performed exceptionally well.
Aaron Hunt (Year 9), Isabel Spinley (Year 9) and Hana Ray (Year 8) competed in the Junior races while Beth Howells (Year 12), Michael Cawood (Year 12) and James McCrae (Year 13) were in the Senior races.
All students were in the top six finishers for Lincolnshire, contributing vital points to the team scores.
The best placed individual was McCrae who completed the course in 26 minutes 11 seconds and in 43rd place, an outstanding achievement and one of the school’s highest ever finishers.