NTSport Cross Country review 2018-19

The Newquay Tretherras Cross Country Festival started back in September with our Inter School fixture at home. Good teams represented across all age groups and the new intake of Year 7 Cross Country runners was exciting to see. 

In October we took part in the first round of the English Schools Cross Country Competition which was held at Truro school. What a day! The Junior Boys 2nd team comprising of Reen Bowden-Inoue won the race, Reen is still eligible to run in the same race next year. The Inter Girls 2nd team with Kerrie Shanley achieved a fantastic 3rd place. 

At this point, Specialist Teacher of PE Mr Scott commented, ‘I’m thinking can this get any better I love my job!’ 

And yes, it did. The Junior Girls 1st team finished with three runners in the top five. Additionally, to finish the day the Inter Boys team, not to be out done finished third. What a day, all four teams qualified for the South West England Regional Final. 

In November Lead Teacher of PE Mr Richards and Mr Scoot with all four teams went to Downside school in Somerset for the Regionals.  

Newquay Tretherras where the only school there to have qualified with all four teams. The teams were presented with a lovely tough course set in the school grounds, with weather that had every season in it. 

Mr Scott commented, ‘We had warm sunshine to cold heavy windy and down pours of rain.’ 

Again, the Newquay Tretherras athletes had a great day with the Inter Girls in 6th place, the Junior Boys in 10th, Reen finishing in 3rd place and Inter Boys in 10th. The last race of the day was the Junior Girls who achieve a fantastic result, finishing in 2nd place and qualifying for the English National Finals. 

Late November and the Newquay Tretherras athletes attend the English School Cross Country Cup Finals in Ipswich Woodbridge school. 

Our Junior Girls’ team of Niamh Harris, Nell Gray, Sky Bowden-Inoue, Isadora Wood, Lily Callister and Amber Atkinson all had great runs with their team finishing in 20th place. A great weekend results. 

Despite the cold and dark December day’s the Newquay Tretherras Cross Country teams rolled on. 

Newquay Tretherras hosted the Cornwall School Cross Country Relay Championships over a one-mile circuit on an undulating course at the Newquay Sports Center. 

Another great set of result came in on that day. The Minor Boys team came 3rd place, Junior Goys in 3rd place, Junior Girls in 1st and the Inter Boys/Girls 2nd . 

In to the New Year and Newquay Tretherras Cross Country team attended the County Schools Championships at Truro school. Great results again with the Minor Boys’ team win 1st place overall, with Reen in 2nd , Ethan Lusty 7th and Owen Pope 9th.  The Junior Girls A team placed 1st with the B team securing 3rd place.  The Senior Girls’ team impressively place 2nd . 

From this race the Newquay Tretherras went on to compete at the South West Championships. An impressive 15 athletes from school were in the County team, the most from any of the Cornish schools. 

As a result of the snow in February the South West Schools was cancelled. With the end of the Cross Country season fast approaching, Newquay Tretherras athletes are selected for the English Schools Championships in Leeds. 

Out of the selection of, Mary Knowles, Erin Burt, Bradley McLellan, Lauren Webster, Dani Rawson, Kerrie Shanley and Stella Pope, Newquay Tretherras once again had the most from any Cornish School. 

In March our Year 7-8 Boys and Girls team took part in the Polwhele House Cross Country match, with the team winning and, in the girls, finishing in 1st 2nd and 3rd individual places.  

The final race in the season was the Millfield School relays. What a great day to finish the year of cross country on a lovely sunny day the Newquay Tretherras students showed themselves to be one of the best schools in the south west and in the country. 

The boys team of Reen Bowden – Inoue, Ethan Lusty, Joshua Eyre, Owen Pope, finished in 5th place.  

The Girls teams of Niamh Harris, Zoe Williams, Nell Gray, Sky Bowden-Inoue, Isadora Wood, Lily Callister, Erin Luke, and Grace Combellack finished 2nd and 11th place. 

Mr Scott, summing up the year commented, ‘What a great year and I would like to thank all the students who took part in races and training. Also, the help from Mr Platts, Paul Wright from the Newquay Road Runners and Elowen Penfold one of our ex-students.’ 

What will next winter bring?