After great success at Wing Swimming, 1360 grabs their hands on trophies at Cross Country.
After an early 07:00 start from the squadron, 1360 embarked for RAF Wittering and the Inter squadron cross country championships. A new route around the bottom of the airfield bought about new challenge to the intense rivalry of the wings squadrons. Despite a bitterly cold wind, both males and females from 13 to 19 from the squadron pulled out their best efforts to gain high positions in their age categories.
The new 3 mile course increased the realism of the course at RAFC Cranwell and everyone dug deep to complete the races.
Cadets bought in places ranging from 3rd to only 32nd in different categories and ages to gain as many points for the squadron as possible.
Apprehension of final positioning was made on final parade; with numerous recounts as scores were closest they have been for many years.
1360’s winning Junior girls team pulled it out of the bag once more, coming first in their age group and a member of that very team coming 3rd and who will be going on to represent the wing at the up and coming inter wing competition!
Junior Girls team wth the winning trophy
Joining her is Cadet F/S Osbiston who also came 3rd in the youths age category.
Not only running that day, F/S Osbiston was also selected to play for the wings senior football team.
An extremely well deserved 4th overall placing was also gained and continues to add to the squadron’s recent success at wing sports events.
Well done to all of the cadets who braved the cold to help achieve highly at the event, of which they were rewarded the following night with chocolate gifts.
By F/S Osbiston
1360 Stapleford & Sandiacre Squadron ATC