AFTER impressive performances at the Cambridgeshire Schools Cross Country Championships, five King’s Ely pupils have been chosen to represent the county at the regional championships this weekend.

Rebecca Daniel, Molly Jones and Owen Cole from King’s Ely Junior will compete in the minor age group at the East Anglian Schools’ Cross Country Championships, which is being held in Lincolnshire on Saturday (2). In the Intermediate age group, King’s Ely Senior’s Emily Grapes and Harry McWilliam could also go on to represent Cambridgeshire at the English Schools National Championships later in the term.

At the Cambridgeshire Schools event, which was hosted at King’s Ely on Saturday (26), Rebecca Daniel was victorious in the minor girls’ race, finishing well clear of her rivals, and Harry McWilliam was equally impressive in the intermediate boys’ race, finishing second in a very strong field. Molly Jones ran an excellent second lap after a slow first lap to finish 12th in Rebecca’s race and Emily Grapes, despite only being able to do limited training over the past month, finished an impressive 10th in the intermediate girls’ race. Owen Cole, having won the

Isle of Ely Championships, will run for Cambridgeshire as a nominated runner.

Head of Athletics, Richard Powell, commented: “All of the school’s runners acquitted themselves well on the day, even those who finished nearer to the end of their races than the front. Several runners, including Molly Jones, were a year young and

will have gained much experience for the future.

“Thanks to all who ran or helped in any way and good luck to all five pupils who are taking part in the regional championships on Saturday.”

King’s Ely Junior’s Rebecca Daniel wins the minor girls’ race, securing her position at the regional championships this weekend


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