Maddy’s helps Sussex to title

Bede’s Student Maddy Smith was ‘exhausted but happy’ after helping Sussex take first place in the English Schools National Cross Country Championships at Catton Hill last Saturday.

Maddie had to run 4,200m on a muddy and wet track against a strong field of 44 teams. Sussex were victorious in their category and took home the Foyston Trophy, scoring 284 points, ahead of Surrey in second with 336 points, and the West Midlands in third with 362 points.