Grace has won the Derbyshire Schools Sport Association's Primary School Sportsperson of the Year. She received the award at a ceremony in Chesterfield on the evening of Thursday 24th September. We are all extremely proud of her!
This is what it said in the programme:
Grace Longden (Cycling) High Peak
Eight-year-old cyclist Grace, from Buxworth Primary School, has raced in a number of British Schools Cycling Association events, achieving first place in the U9 girls’ category in the Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb Championships. She won the U10 girls’ category at British Cycling closed circuit races at Darley Moor and Forge Valley. Grace was the youngest person to complete the 34-mile Grindleford Goat Cycle Ride, and was a member of the Buxworth School Cycle team which won the High Peak area schools cyclo-cross finals.
Our school team (with Grace) went on to win the County Finals, and became County Champions for Cyclo-cross. You can see their trophies on the display in school. In addition to all this, Grace entered the Welsh Duathlon Championships, and came 2nd in the U10 category. She is also a good park runner, completing 5k in 25 minutes.
Well done, Grace!