BGS host regional cross-country finals

Kieran Duncan-Johal in action for BGS (gold).
Kieran Duncan-Johal in action for BGS (gold).

Boston Grammar School hosted the English Schools AA Regional Cross-Country Cup final at Castledyke Equestrian Centre on Saturday - where 48 teams from seven different counties battled it out for places in next month’s National final in Essex.

The hardcore course featured log jumps and an extended water trough.

Bourne Grammar School claimed third in the Intermediate Boys race, being the only Lincolnshire team to make it to the nationals.

In the Junior Boys race over 2,840 metres, the only local representatives to qualify for the regional final were Boston Grammar School.

Jack Rushby achieved a very promising 12th position, recording 10mins 54secs.

Sam Sharp had to pull out mid-race, but Kieran Duncan-Johal was the second team counter as he finished in 36th place in 11 mins 39 secs.

Third counter was Ben Anthony, who crossed the line just three seconds behind Kieran in a very promising 40th place.

Sam Booth was 43rd (11 mins 43 secs) as BGS finished on 131 points for the eighth team position.

Back up came from Jenson Bark (53rd).

Loughborough Grammar School (Leicestershire) scored 38 points to win the junior boys’ event, ahead of Holmfirth High School (West Yorkshire - 50) and Tapton School (South Yorkshire - 81).

Pictured, wearing the gold of BGS, is Kieran Duncan-Johal taking on the water challenge during the competition.