Kingston’s silver lining at cross country event

Team Kingston already have a silver medal as the new Balfour Beatty London Youth Games season got underway with the cross country competitions at Parliament Hill on Saturday 15 November.

Kingston were up against 32 other London boroughs. Mollie O’Sullivan ran the race of her life to clinch silver in the girls U15 (2km) event with a time of 7 minutes 44 seconds to give Kingston a fantastic start to the 2015 campaign. Other notable achievements came from Matthew Kossatz in the boys U15 (3km) event who finished 7th with a time of 11 minutes 2 secondss and Aaron Farr who finished 9th in the boys U17 (4.5km) event with a time of 18 minutes 10 seconds.

Overall the girls' squad finished in 7th place (highest placing to date by a Kingston girls' squad) and the boys finished in 12th place. Kingston are currently sitting in 8th position on the leader board and are looking to add more points to the board when we take part in the next event in the new year – boys and girls cricket.

Team Kingston cross country squads were managed by the Stragglers Running Club and sponsored by Places for People Leisure and Sport Kingston.

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