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.
Race to Success
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.
Former pupil Oliver Fox led the team with distinction since his arrival in the Third Form. He won almost every event, becoming an international for both the English Schools, British U20s and the full British team at the World Championships.
Sam Cobb now leads the way as an international athlete, representing GB and winning many medals in biathle, triathle and pentathlon.
Over the years our cross-country runners have gone from strength-to-strength under the guidance of Richard Llewellyn-Eaton, with many reaching the finals of regional and national events.