Walker leads the way

Victory in girls’ race for St Albans School

RUNNING: VICTORIA Walker earned herself a little piece of history by becoming the first girl from St Albans School to taste victory in the Knole Park Run.

Victoria completed the 2.25mile run in 12m 32s overcoming the heavy-going course to lead home the 120 starters.

The girls’ team finished fifth overall out of 20 teams.

The boys team, despite missing two key members, managed a sixth placed finish out of 40 schools.

Robin O’Connor was the first to complete the 6 mile course for St Albans in 21st place with Mark Pearce coming home in 26th place. The boys’ race saw 289 finishers from a field of 300. The youngsters’ results delighted the school especially as they were competing in a senior race against runners as old as 18.