Elle Jones-head of girls’ PE-reports on SDC’s cross country finals event, which took place on a typically wild, Welsh afternoon. The weather didn’t deter a number of pupils smashing previous course records.
Cader, Tryfan and Snowdon teams are all fiercely competitive, sporting warrior type markings on their faces in house colours.
It’s one of the highlights of the year in the school calendar, with the whole staff body getting involved with marshalling and timekeeping. The preparation before the event involves two house practices in which the houses bond together and pupils support each other around the course.
The final competition is then split into age groups. It was real cross-country weather as the heavens opened whilst pupils were completing the course, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the competitors or supporters and this showed the true spirit of St Davids. The pupils set off from the school field and continued around the extensive school grounds to finish on the front lawn to the cheering crowds of pupils and parents.
It was a fantastic year for records to be broken and an amazing new six records were set! The record-breaking pupils were William Simpson, Year 5, Bella Russell, Year 6, Gilbert Vaughan, year 8, Harry Cookson, Year 11, Summer Best, Year 10 and Max Dunford Year 12-who also happens to run for Wales.
As for who won the overall competition...Cader took first place followed by Snowdon then Tryfan.