The King’s Park Cross country teams travelled to Banbridge on Wednesday 13th January to participate in the final round of the x country league. The conditions were icy and the course at 1300m was the longest to date. The children have been training very hard in all weather conditions in preparation. The two fun run teams had great success with Martha McTernaghan taking 1st place for the girls and Nicole Thompson 3rd place. The boys similarly were outstanding with Luke Carson taking his second gold this year and Ethan Ross a 3rd. The teams had to compete over a longer course and had the added incentive of a qualification place at Mallusk. Both teams competed brilliantly with Dylan Alexander taking 2nd place overall and Jesse Turner a close 5th for the boys and Emily Anderson and Katie Thompson achieving 7th and 8th places respectively. Every runner on both teams must be commended as collectively they won the boys’ and girls’ 3rd round race. There were approximately 130 runners in each race.
Overall the teams have achieved an unprecedented league double and both have qualified for the NI finals at Mallusk on Wednesday 10th February. A brilliant achievement.
Thanks also to those parents who have continually supported all the runners in all weathers!