Richmond youngsters race home in cross-country

Release Date: 27 November 2019

Team Richmond raced to third place in the London Youth Games cross-country competition this month.

Team Richmond raced to third place in the London Youth Games cross-country competition this month.

Over sixty young people from the borough, aged from under 10 years through to 17 years, made up 23 schools from across the borough took part in the London Cross-Country Championship.

Highlights of the racing included an individual silver medal for Sam Nesbitt from Grey Court School in the Under 15 boy’s race helping the team achieve an overall 3rd place.

The Under 17 boys also gave a strong team performance, winning gold overall, along with the Under 11’s taking 3rd and the Under 13’s being placed 10th. Though facing exceptionally strong competition, the girls also did incredibly well with placing: Under 11’s were placed 4th, Under 13’s were placed 10th, Under 15’s were 14th and Under 17’s were 9th.

These fantastic results put Team Richmond in overall 7th place in the girl’s competition and 3rd place in the boy’s competition.

Next up for Team Richmond in the London Youth Games will be the Cricket Qualifiers in February 2020.

Ishbel Murray, Assistant Director of Environment and Community Services at Richmond Council, said:

"Team Richmond has again shown their sporting prowess.

"Each year, over 20,000 young Londoners take part in the London Youth Games, competing in over 30 different sports. This is a fantastic opportunity to represent the borough in one of the largest sporting events in Europe.

"Hundreds of young athletes from across the borough dedicate hours of their own time to train and prepare for this event.

"Congratulations to all those who took part in the cross-country competition and the best of success to everyone in Team Richmond for the London Youth Games!"

For more information about sports programmes in the borough, go to our Sports page.

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Updated: 2 December 2019