Cross country

Cross Country

The school’s Senior Cross Country team competes in the Greater Birmingham Schools’ Cross Country League. We have enjoyed success in recent years both individually and as a team.

In recent years Tom Parkes has won individual boys competition, with Charley Bush winning the girls competition, and we have had top three finishes in the team competition.

Anyone is welcome to run, whatever their ability, and cross country can also be a great way to improve fitness for other sports. It is always a privilege to see the progress our runners make over their years in the team.

Our home races take place in Sutton Park, with away fixtures at locations such as Cannon Hill Park, Crackley Woods in Kenilworth and the War Memorial Park in Coventry. We are the only school (with the exception of the hosts, King Henry VIII Coventry) to have competed every year since 1972 in the prestigious King Henry VIII Relay Race. With names such as Sebastian Coe and the Brownlee brothers having competed in this event in the past, it is regarded as one of the best inter-schools Cross Country races in the country.