With the luxury of such wonderful, extensive grounds here at Somerhill, it would be a shame not to make the most of the opportunity for cross-country running. All girls take part in cross country in games lessons throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms, often coming back in a somewhat muddy state; they love it! We have a high number of very keen and able runners in all years who represent Derwent Lodge in various races each season.
The Dobson Trophy, Thomas Trophy, Hazelwood Relays and Rawlinson Run always feature DL girls in the top finishing positions. The IAPS regional cross-country event is hosted by Somerhill; this is a huge race with 700+ young runners taking part each year, so it is a matter of pride that we retain the winners’ shield!