Venue: Scarisbrick Hall, Southport
Date: Wednesday 27th January 2016

Once again, almost 40 Cross Country runners from HHGS competed in the annual Independent Schools North event in Southport.

Competitors from Year 7-11 braved the elements to complete a grueling course which, depending on age and gender, required runners to race a 2,400m – 4,500m circuit.

As always, I was immensely proud of the competitive determination demonstrated by the Hulme Hallers. The weather was typical Cross Country fayre – cold, wet, windy and muddy. My top tip for the event was for our team members to bring an essential item to the race – gaffer tape! Needed to get through the quagmire course and keep both running shoes on. Despite this preparation, 3 of our intrepid runners crossed the line with shoes in hand – proving what grit and persistence we have to succeed at Hulme Hall!

Success indeed was the order of the day with no less than 9 of our team qualifying to represent the North squad at the ISA National Finals next month.
Top ten placed competitors were:

U16 Boys Rocco Zaman – Browne – 1st
U16 Boys Dominic Parkman – 8th
U16 Girls Ella Meeks – 8th
U19 Boys Jordan Anderson 4th
U19 Boys William Furness 10th
U19 Girls Eva Mellor – 6th
U19 Girls Phoebe Tiernan – 7th
U19 Girls Lauren Marsh – 8th
U19 Girls Emmie Ince – 9th

Massive congratulations to the qualifiers and best of luck for the finals which take place at Princethorpe College, Rugby, on Saturday 27th February 2016.

Finally a huge “WELL DONE!” to all our runners. It is an honour to be selected to represent your School at sport and you were fantastic ambassadors for Hulme Hall.

Mrs J.Smith

Assistant Headteacher / Physical Education Department