King Edward VI High School Intermediate Boys team, all members of Morpeth Harriers,
finished sixth at the English Schools Cross Country Cup Final held at Mount St. Mary’s College,
Spinkhill in Derbyshire on Saturday 7th December 2019.
With many of the team having been hit by the sickness virus that had badly affected so many schools in the North East, the team still performed well for their school and the area, especially with one of their lead runners, Sam Tait, having had to drop out on the Saturday morning through ill health.
On a fast course and in perfect weather conditions, Joe Dixon had a terrific run, finishing 6th overall. He was supported by Ryan Davies 26th, Bertie Marr 36th and Matthew Walton in 85th to complete the team of four.
They finished 6th overall with all boys bar one being a year young.
The race was won by The Judd School, Tonbridge with schools from Oxfordshire and London in second and third.
The scoring four were also well supported by William Devere Owen, 94th, and Liam Roche, 110th.
A special mention should be made of Devere Owen who only got the phone call at 7.30am
that he was needed and duly responded by getting himself on the bus by 7.45.
With most of the team still able to run in the age group next year, KEVI are already
looking forward to next year where they will hope to better their placing.