The Wellington Relays

On Saturday 1st February the College hosted the extremely popular cross country event, “The Wellington Relays”. Now in its 25th year, the race saw over 300 runners representing 20 different schools competing over five 2km long legs. The course which snaked through Chaucer Woods and around Swan Lake placed a premium on both speed and endurance. Congratulations to Abingdon School who won the Senior Boys race, and Sevenoaks who won the Senior Girls. Wellington athletes can be very proud of their performance, with our senior boys’ team coming 4th while the senior girls came 3rd.

Three days later the course was once again pushed into action for the annual house relays. Just over 200 pupils took part and there was, as always, a brilliant atmosphere at the start and finish with all competitors cheering on their teammates, despite the very cold weather. Two course records were broken – Aidan D now holds the fastest lap time in the junior boys’ event and Freddie G the fastest time in the senior boys’ race. The two fastest laps recorded this year were run by Marcus N and Georgiana N. The Hopetoun were the outright winners in the girls’ event and the Raglan were the winning boys’ house.

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