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Boys' Cross-Country side secure high finish at prestigious Catteral Shield

Boys' Cross-Country side secure high finish at prestigious Catteral Shield

Preparatory School cross-country stars turned in an excellent performance at a high-profile competition last week.

The boys’ cross-country squad made the long trip to Giggleswick School on Wednesday, January 16, where they competed against a host of different schools from Cheshire and the North West at the prestigious Catteral Shield.

It proved to be another worthwhile outing from the Rydal Penrhos group, who all performed exceptionally well on the short but trick course in the face of some stern competition.

Freddie Barrington-Chance turned in another rousing effort to add to his impressive list of recent results with a fifth placed finish, with Cieran Milligan showing incredible determination to cross the line in seventh despite suffering a knee injury during the race.

Another to perform well was Freddie MacLaverty, who finished in 27th thanks to her sterling effort, with Rupert Barrington-Chance emerging from the race with plenty of credit thanks to a 37th placed finish.

A special mention must also go to Year 4 pupil Shane Ayeni, who defied his age to come 69th in a field of 130 competitors.

This superb series of results enabled Rydal Penrhos to finish in fourth position overall in the standings out of 23 schools’ taking part.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Each member of the squad deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the way they not only performed, but also motivated each other during difficult periods of the race that contributed greatly to their outstanding overall placing.

“They are a credit to themselves and to everyone here at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, and they can look back on their respective performances with a great sense of pride.”


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