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Students v Staff and Parent Cross Country Relay

15 Sep 22

On Saturday 10 September 2022, the third running of the student v staff and parents 50 mile cross country relay took part in School. The event sees teams of seven to ten athletes do battle, running between five and ten miles each, on our one mile cross country circuit. 

This year the student team took a well-deserved win, coming home just 2 minutes and 29 seconds ahead of the adults after 50 miles and 5 hours 10 minutes of racing. 

The winning time remains some way short of the record set in 2020 at 4 hours 48 minutes, but to be fair that team included our student athletes that had been selected to compete at the World Schools Cross Country. 

There was to be some compromise for the adults, in that in the race between the second teams the staff and parent team took victory by around 8 minutes completing the 50 miles in 5 hours 55 minutes. 

With a number of athletes originally scheduled to play club football on Saturday, we only had one Prep School team take part, but that said, they did complete 25 miles in 3 hours 20, going through 20 miles in 2 hours 40 against a course record of 2 hours 30. 

With a few last minute athlete additions, the event had over 50 competitors across the age groups, a fantastic family event despite the occasional torrential downpour. 

Congratulations to all the athletes and in particular the students who now go 2-1 up after three years. 

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