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St Albans Boys go the distance for England

PUBLISHED: 21:19 29 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:03 20 February 2013

St Albans Boys go the distance for England

St Albans Boys go the distance for England

A team of cross-country runners from St Albans School has been selected to represent England as the intermediate team in the World Schools Cross Country Championship in Malta in March.

A team of cross-country runners from St Albans School has been selected to represent England as the intermediate team in the World Schools Cross Country Championship in Malta in March.

Held in Valletta, between March 25 - 30, the Championship will pit the boys, all from years 10 and 11, against their 15 and 16 year-old peers from around the world, and follows an excellent result for St Albans team in the English Schools Cup, where for two years in succession St Albans runners took medals for individual top three placings and led the School to team victory over the 24 teams from across the whole country who made it through to the National Final.


This was held at Princethorpe College, Rugby, where St Albans successfully defended the title they won last year at Alnwick.

Headmaster Andrew Grant says the whole School is tremendously proud of the teams achievements. 'The boys have already shown, with second and third places in the two biggest senior races of the season, the Knole run and the King Henry VIII relays, that they can compete with those much older than them and I believe they can go on and do both the School and the country proud.


'Our tradition of cross country running at St Albans goes back centuries and we will all be cheering for them as they carry the flag in Malta.'

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