We thought it would be cold and very wet, but the sun was shining and cadets form 13 different squadrons from across the wing, came through and won the inter-wing cross country championships, by 26 points for the second year in a row.
First was the Junior girls, it was a hard race but all four girls from 1084, 2248, 1395 and 348 squadron came in the top 6, no other wing was close winning by a clear 12 points, winning the junior girls trophy and all four cadets go on to represent the region in march. The youth’s was next runners from 1211, 1279, 1359, and 1936 squadron, the runners came in 2nd, 5th, 7th and 8th, with overall points of 14 giving them second position which was very close to the winning wing. Even though in the men’s team, we didn’t put our strongest team out due to last minute cadets pulling out, cadets from 2418, 209 and 1359 squadron pulled through for the wing and ran their hearts out, we managed to come 3rd overall with 27 points, again it was very close. The women was next, ladies from 1181, 1389 and 1211 squadron ran very well, with the wing commander getting very excited and shouting, they put all their effort in gaining 16 points and with only 3 points in it, they came initially first, but as the scorer’s got it wrong, came 2nd to Trent wing. Last but not least was the junior boys, cadets from 1360, 138, and 1101 squadron; they put a tremendous effort in, gaining 31 points and an overall of 4th place.
Overall it was a fantastic day for South and East Midlands Wing, bring home 2 trophies including the overall. Thank you to all the cadets, parents and staff involved. You have made the wing very proud again, and a great end to what has been a successful year for South and East Midlands Wing.
FS Jo Fowler
Deputy Wing Sports Officer
South & East Midlands Wing