Cross Country Winners 2018!

On the 14th of January 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the Annual South and West Yorkshire Cross Country Championship.

Once we arrived at Thornes Park we began by handing out the squadron sports tops and shorts so that we could be easily recognised amongst the other squadrons. After all the cadets were kitted out in our running gear, Sgt Kirk began a warm up that consisted of sprinting, jogging and stretching. Once we were warmed up we then made our way towards the starting line to find a place to watch and cheer our teams. As a squadron we had full teams with runners of all abilities. As the races got underway the staff and cadets began to cheer which was really encouraging as cadets ran past.

After all the races were completed everyone made their way to the main building where the Wing Chief of Staff, Sqn Ldr French could make the presentations. The cadets who competed did really well and 148 was in the top 3 for most of the events including;

1st – Senior Girls
2nd – Junior Girls
2nd – Senior Boys
1st – Overall Males
1st – Overall Female
1st – Over all winners

The squadron was delighted to find out that we had won in all three categories! Well done to Cdt Simpson who has also qualified to represent the wing at the Regional Cross Country Championship. Well done to everyone who has taken part, you have done yourself and the squadron proud!

By FS Charlie Owen