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Posted on: 25/03/2019

Islington Schools Running League - Race 6

On Monday 25 March, the last race of the cross country winter season took place at Finsbury Park athletics track. The race is called ‘The Devil Takes The Hindmost’. This is because it is contested over 6 laps of the track (2,460 metres). The runners who drop off the back, and risk being lapped, will be pulled out the race. The idea is to encourage the participants to keep running for as long as possible, to score points. We had six girls representing EGA: Jade and Jasmine Reed in Year 7 managed to complete 2 laps, Molly Whittick-Knight in Year 8 and Rosie Kurmaz in Year 10 managed to complete 3 laps and the best results were by 2 Year 7 girls who managed 5 laps, Jamie-Lee Ritchie and Yasmin Abdulrahman Ahmed. Well done to all the girls taking part and for showing commitment, dedication and resilience. Also, a big thank you to Vera Heatherwick in Year 7 for supporting them as she was injured and not able to participate.

The running club will continue on Thursdays 8 - 8.40 pm with training for the athletics track and field events. So now it’s time to get ready for the athletics season and sports day!