Snowdon retain inter-house Cross-Country championship
December 15, 2020

Rydal Penrhos pupils brave the elements at the annual Prep Cross-Country competition.

Rydal Penrhos’ annual Prep Inter-House Cross-Country competition saw some thrilling finishes and outstanding performances during what was another hugely successful event despite the weather being less than accomodating.

The Year 3 boys’ race saw Jacob De La Mare Norris take control from the outset to cross the line in first place after a fantastic display, with Holly Hogan making it a double for Snowdon with success in the Year 3 girls’ race.

Snowdon tightened their grip on the competition thanks to Archie Glyn-Chesworth, who won the Year 4 boys’ race, and a thrilling girls’ event saw Ella Craig dig deep to claim bragging rights for her house.

Much was expected of Pembroke star Oscar Jewsbury in the Year 5 boys’ competition and he duly obliged with a first-place finish, with a competitive Year 5 girls’ category eventually seeing Snowdon’s Ella Payne cross the line ahead of everyone else.

All eyes were on the Year 6 boys’ event thanks to a standout field of aspiring athletes, which eventually saw Tom Sinfield of Brecon House emerge victorious, and the individual races were rounded off with a superb triumph for Robyn Borg Barthet (Brecon) in the Year 6 girls’ competition.

After all the points were tallied, Snowdon took home the overall team crown with 18 points, with Pembroke and Brecon both finishing just two points behind on 16.

Each pupil involved deserves a tremendous amount of credit for toughing it out in difficult conditions, which is a testament to the house spirit emanating across Rydal Penrhos’ prep and senior sites at the various competitions and events put on during the academic year.

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