Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Picture of pupils from Rochester Maths at the SSG Cross CountryPupils from 14 schools braved the mud, wind and rain to compete in the Secondary School Games cross country.

And after a gruelling day of action it was the Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School and Rochester Grammar School for Girls who emerged victorious, taking the overall boys' and girls' titles.

The competition was staged at the Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School and Priestfields on Thursday, 1 December.

Picutre of Cross Country runner Dani ChattentonRaces were held for Year 7s, juniors (Yrs 8/9), inters (Yrs 10/11) and seniors (Yrs 12/13), with the boys and girls running distances of between 2,450m and 6,800m.

Team points were secured by the top four runners in each age group from each school.

The top 16 finishers in each age group were also invited to represent Medway in the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships in January.

This was the third event of this year's Secondary School Games Series, organised by Medway Council's 2012 and Sports Development Team and supported by the Medway Messenger.


Overall Boys Results - Top three

1. Rochester Maths (Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School)
2. Chatham Grammar School for Boys
3. Rainham Mark Grammar School

( *Rochester Maths win by medals won ahead of CGSB who were level on points)

Overall Girls Results - Top three

1. Rochester Grammar
2. Walderslade Girls
3. Rainham Girls

Year Group Winning Schools

Year 7 Boys: Rainham Mark
Junior Boys: Rochester Maths
Inter Boys: Rochester Maths
Senior Boys: Chatham Grammar School for Boys

Year 7 Girls: Rochester Grammar
Junior Girls: Fort Pitt
Inter Girls: Rochester Grammar
Senior Girls: Rochester Grammar

Individual winners

Year 7 Boys: Connor McCormack - Rainham Mark
Junior Boys: Cameron Payas - Rochester Maths
Inter Boys: James West - Rochester Maths
Senior Boys: Bradley Williams - Rochester Maths

Year 7 Girls: Lola Wheeler - Rochester Grammar
Junior Girls (Years 8/9): Sian Keegan - Rochester Grammar
Inter Girls (Years 10/11): Dani Chattenton
Senior Girls (Years 12/13): Amanda Davis - Rochester Grammar

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