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Running Successes

6 Oct 23

Running Success for Henry, Iwan, Romily and Felicity
There was success for a number of our students at different events last weekend, with Year 13’s Henry making his senior debut for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers in the South of England Road Relays’, Year 12’s Iwan running his debut half marathon while Year 9’s Romily and Felicity also took part in the Southern Relays.

Henry’s South of England Road Relay Record
At the age of just 17, Year 13’s Henry made his senior debut for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers at the South of England 6 Stage Road Relays in Aldershot on Saturday 23 September. Surrounded by a team of senior national level talent, Henry ran the second 6km leg in 18:25 (3:04/km) and Shaftesbury won the South of England title in 1:47:23 (36km in under 3 min/km) to break the South of England record that had stood since 1997. An incredible debut experience!

Year 13’s Henry second from the right

Shaftesbury have just announced their squad to compete at the National Road Relays in Birmingham this Saturday 7 October, and we are super excited to announce that Henry is once again included in the senior men’s team.

We wish Henry and Shaftesbury the very best of luck on the National stage.

Romily and Felicity’s Southern Relay Success
At the Southern relays, two of our Junior athletes competed for the very first time for their new club St Edmund Pacers. Year 9’s Romilly ran an exceptional 11:16 for her 3km leg, with the team finishing a very strong 8th, and also in Year 9, Felicity ran a brilliant 11:29 in her 3km, for a very strong first leg for her team that finished 38th .

A great day of competitive relays.

Iwan’s Cardiff Half Marathon
On Sunday 1 October Year 12’s Iwan ran his debut half marathon in Cardiff. England Athletics rules only allow entry after the age of 17 at this distance, so this was very much a first opportunity for Iwan.

Cardiff Half Marathon is a popular fixture on the road racing circuit attracting entries from around the globe – won again this year by a Kenyan athlete!

Iwan had a phenomenal debut finishing 237th in a race with 19,915 finishers – quite something!

His time at 1:21:32 is just over 6 min/ mile pace or 3:51/km. Well done Iwan, who was also raising money for charity through this challenge.

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