King's College has a great tradition in cross-country, regularly turning out teams in a full fixture list of school matches. The matches involve a number of schools meeting at each venue and allow for a variety of different events, from long relays to single-age group races and open events. The latter are adjusted to allow younger runners the chance to compete against their older rivals.
Girls are thoroughly integrated into the sport, and at each event, they are included as part of every team. Matches are often structured to include girls and younger runners so that they play a full part in the scoring team.
All participants are encouraged to maximise their talents, and are brought on through careful tutoring. The runners all train together over a variety of terrains, through woodland, and over more interesting areas on the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Every year a good number go on to take part in county teams at both regional and national level.
Oliver Fox led the team with distinction since his arrival in the Third Form. He won just about every event each year, becoming an international for both the English Schools and British U20s.
The Junior Girls' team from the winter of 2014/15 also went farther
than ever before by qualifying in the English Schools Cup through the
county and regional events for the national finals staged in Cornwall.
Some of this team went on to represent Somerset Schools in the national
schools championships, with the county team, which included Molly Smith
and Harriet Fox, winning their events.
For fixtures, results and match reports, please visit the King's College Sports Website by clicking here
Please click on the image at the top right to view our Cross-Country Gallery.