Congratulations to Matthew Pickering who won his race at the West Midlands Inter-Counties XC match on Saturday!

Running for Surrey Schools in Warwickshire, Matthew was first to finish in a race that saw the Surrey Schools team taking on Cheshire, Cumbria, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Gusie Lewis ran well too, finishing 19th in a field of 83.

Matthew becomes RPAC'S fourth winner of an inter-counties XC race for Surrey Schools in the last two years following on from Felix Vaughan, Pippa Roessler and Lucy Broderick.

Lucy Broderick, Emelye Kenyon-Brown and Maddy Pullen all ran strongly in the Surrey team that won the Inter-Girls race on Saturday. Surrey came home with the trophy as the overall winners of the match. Pictures from the West Mids including one of the trophy (held up by Matthew) with some of the Surrey runners: