Last weekend, six girls from the Redmaids’ High Orienteering Club entered the British Schools’ Orienteering Championships in Sutton Park, Birmingham. The girls were competing against runners from across the country and for some it was their first ever orienteering competition.
We are delighted to report that all of the girls completed the course and achieved some incredible times! A pairing of Lillya and Malak finished 14th in Year 6 followed by Lara (running solo, and just 14 seconds behind) who came 16th. Hannah and Daisy also did extremely well, finishing 28th.
In Year 5, Matilda performed fantastically, finishing 21st out of 43 competitors.
Overall, we feel extremely proud that such a new team could perform so well. It really bodes really well for the rest of the season and for the future of orienteering at Redmaids’ High School.
Please see the Red Maids’ School’s Facebook page for more images from the day: