After a successful race at Chailey School, three year 5/6 boys qualified for the next round held at Beacon Academy against the top 15 runners from the other local areas. The course was hilly but thankfully reasonably dry making perfect cross country conditions. The boys were understandably nervous but set off at a good pace. As much of the race is run through woodland had to wait until the last 200m before the boys re-emerged. All three boys ran brilliantly with thought and good pace but one led the field and finished with a speed that left his competitors behind! He finished in first place and will go on to the next round.