Morpeth Harrier Rory Leonard certainly drew his 2017/18 Cross Country season to a close with success,
and on a high, when he finished an excellent ninth in the Senior Boys event at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships, in the splendour of Paris, France on Wednesday 4th April 2018.
Leonard was third counter in an England squad which finished as second team behind Morocco.
He finished twenty-six seconds behind event winner Cherrad Oussama of Algeria,
who were third in the team contest.
This was a truly World Class performance by Leonard, who has had a really superb season,
both for his club, the region, and now internationally.
He was joined in the England Team success by Matthew Willis of Wrexham,
the English Schools Champion, who finished fifth, and Cambridge and Coleridge’s Tom Keen,
the Inter County Silver medallist behind Leonard, who on this occasion finished seventh.