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Ralph wins County Cross Country Competition

Head Boy Ralph capped off a remarkable cross country season at Canford School on Thursday when he was presented with the trophy for the Dorset Independent Schools' Cross Country Champion beating the best athletes from local rivals including Bryanston, Sherborne, Clayesmore and Canford.

With the pressure on, Ralph put in his best run of the season to record a brilliant time of 11mins 6 seconds for the 2 mile course. To put this into context, a time of 11minutes 30 seconds is considered excellent.
Members of the Milton Abbey Cross Country Team enjoy training three times a week in some of England’s most beautiful countryside around the school.  This year Ralph has also been part of Milton Abbey’s Elite Running Programme which is connected to Wimborne Athletics Club. The programme has given Ralph and our top athletes the opportunity to train with other aspiring county and national runners, and have access to top level coaching.
Of Ralph’s victory, Milton Abbey Coach Will Fraser said, “It has been hugely rewarding to see Ralph’s hard work and determination pay off. He has always had tremendous potential but the work he has done with the Elite Running Programme has really paid dividends.  We also have some very strong girls coming through the programme and I’m sure it won’t be long until the two Ellas and Ally are also winning trophies be it as a team or individually.”