The Senior Cross-Country team of Ermysted’s Grammar School has been selected as the English Representative in the International Schools Federation World Cross-Country Championships. They will race in English vests in the biennial event this season to be held in Slovakia in April.
The team was initially contacted, along with a small number of schools of proven pedigree in running, and asked to say why Ermysted’s should be selected. This team have been awesome in terms of running throughout their time at school with a glittering array of awards. In Autumn 2017 as an U15 team they won the English Schools’ Cross-Country Cup Final at Sevenoaks in Kent. As it was the English Schools’ Athletic Association who were selecting the team to represent England this will have gone a long way towards our selection. However, more recent success in winning the King Henry VIII Relays in February of this year will have cemented our selection as this is widely accepted as a schools’ national cross-country relay event.
The boys now have a real incentive to keep themselves in tip-top form and a chance of a lifetime to represent their nation. There will be some costs involved and the whole school cross-country team will be involved in some fund-raising to allay some of the costs. If there are any firms or individuals who are able to support the team through sponsorship or in any other way then please contact Mr Speak or the School to discuss possible involvement.