Thursday was arguably the wettest and coldest day of the winter so far on which BHS hosted the final round of the schools X-Country league. The stalwart athletes from BHS coped well with the conditions and came away with no less than 12 medals! Rosie won 1st year 7 winning all four fixtures in the year 7 age group, Tes Scanlon came 3rd with Tamzin and Beth taking 2nd and 3rd place over all in the junior girls years 8/9. The junior girls tied for 1st team with Christ college with both schools having won junior team titles in two fixture each. Well done indeed to all the juniors, Ellie, Evie CP, Jessica, Seren, Tes, Rosie, Evelyn, Beth, Maria, Tamzin, Esme and Chloe. Robin Irwin won 2nd place overall for the junior boys which is a brilliant achievement in this very competitive age group, he was backed up by teammate Finn who improved his final finish position with a strong run in difficult conditions, year 7s Declan and Harry made their debuts in this home fixture both running well mid field. In the senior girls age group Ruby strolled into 1st place for the 4th time carving her way through the muddier parts of the course with ease, with Pippa taking 3rd place overall the pairs vast race experience was evident and a masterclass in pacing. Despite illness and missing this fixture Ifan Davies secured 3rd senior boy overall and picked up a medal having totted up enough race points in the first 3 fixtures. On this showing a good number of BHS athletes will be qualifying for the Powys team in January at the All Powys X-Country championship to be held in early January. Thanks must go parents who have turned out to all 4 fixtures to support their sons and daughters as well as helping me with some of the race admin handing out finishing discs and assisting with the athlete warm up routines.