Godiva Gallop to Glory!

Champions Godiva showed the class with a dominant performance in Monday’s House Cross Country. Miss Warman’s team won five of the six team events. The first eight runners in each house scored for the team competition. There was also bonus HAPs for finishing in the top three. First place scored a bonus 1000 points for the house plus the extra 50 individual HAPs. Second scored 750 for the house plus 40 individual and third secured 500 House HAPs plus 30 for the individual. However, everyone who participated gained 20 HAPs for doing their best regardless of their running ability.

Performance of the day came from Elspeth Unitt (GV) in the Y7 Girls’ race. Her incredible time of 6.19 secured victory by almost a minute. Harry Westland (WE) won the Y9 Boys’ race with the fastest time of the day in 6.04. Race of the day came in the Y8 Girls’ race when a sprint finish saw Izzy Fairhurst (WE) pip Emily Lovett (GV) by one second. Victories also came to Alex Gidney (WH), Charlie Knight (SE) and Alice Parsons (WE), who was the only person to retain her title from last year.

A massive thank you to Miss Warman for helping me organise the first major House event of the year. Also a special thanks to the excellent Sixth Formers who helped to marshal and record the finishers.


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