First place in team event at National XC Championships.

Matt Stonier (Marlowe House) competed in the National Cross-Country Championships in Leeds, finishing sixth overall against the best runners from all over England in the U17 category.

He completed the 6km course in 19:08, and the winner was not far ahead in 18:48. Matt was the first runner home from Kent and helped claim first place in the team event and win the national U17 champions cup.

We wish Matt lots of luck for his next race at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.