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Sports Day kicks off early with Middle Distance races

23 Jun 22

Next Wednesday sees the return of a full Sports Day in School for Years 7 to 12!  Events will take place between 10.30am and 4.00pm, with presentations made at 4.15pm.  Families and picnics are most welcome, with hot and cold drinks, ice creams and muffins available to purchase on the day (normal School lunch will of course be available for students). Ahead of Sports Day, runners competed in middle distance races at the Senior School track last Sunday, 12 June, our Head of Athletics Mrs Scahill reports on the races and asks the question – which house got a great start to Sports Day from Middle Distance Day? 

Ali Scahill, Head of Athletics 

Students from Years 5, 6, 7 8, 9 and 11 got off to a great start with Sports Day as runners from our Prep and Senior School took part in the middle distance run day.  Racing 2,000m, 3,000m and 5,000m races on the School track on Sunday 12 June, these races form part of Sports Day but there is no set time to run them. 

The is the first time these races have been held on a Sunday, unfortunately participation was lower than usual due to other commitments held by students, however there was still a great turnout.  Younger runners started off proceedings with the 2,000m race, this boys’ race was won by Year 6’s Digby with guest player Hamish coming in 2nd place.  The girls’ race was won by Year 6’s Alice, with Year 5’s India nicely in 2nd, Year 6’s Marina in 3rdand Year 5’s India in 4th

The 3,000m race for Years 7 to 9 saw Year 9’s Angus win the boys’ race with Year 8’s Sam in 2nd place.  Year 7’s Romily and Felicity ran the girls’ race neck and neck until near the end, when Romily pulled ahead to win by five seconds, with Year 8’s Eloise 3rd Year 8’s Auriela 4th, Year 7’s Sophie 5th and Year 7’s Issy 6th.  

 In the seniors 5,000m Year 11’s Henry won the boys race with Year 13’s Kit 2nd, Year 10’s Bruce 3rd and Year 10’s Oliver in 4th place. 

Year 11’s Ruby won the girls’ race with Year 12’s Amy in 2nd place.  

Well done to all the runners for turning up on a Sunday and not staying in bed!  And a big thank you to Mr Goddard for organising, and the parents for helping and supporting.  

House results: Annott 22, Burwell 39, Seckford 21 and Willard 10.  

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