Over the half term break, a squad of twenty-five children took part in the Singapore Duathlon. For most, this involved a 750m run, a 6km bike ride followed by a final 750m run. For a few of the older children, this was increased to a 1.5km run, 12km bike ride and a final 1.5km run. Within the squad, there was a mixture of those doing the event individually and those doing it in relay teams.
On what proved to be a remarkably hot and cloudless day, the whole squad did exceptionally well, pushing themselves to their absolute limits. For those taking on the event individually, invariably the second run always proves the hardest section of the race with the legs turning to tree trunks once off the bike, however, all managed to push through, completing the race with huge smiles on their faces.
Particular congratulations go to the relay teams who managed to place 1st, 2nd and 4th in their category. Well done to Joss Moore (6PC & Taylor House) and Oliver Jones (6CP) for coming 1st in a time of 24:25 minutes, closely followed by Kit Moore (5RW) and Albert Tanner (5GM) in a time of 24:59 minutes. Issy Harkins (5GM) and Kirsty De Haldevang (5GM) then came in 4th overall but 1st for the girls’ relay teams, in a time of 29:13 minutes.
In the individual categories, Chloe Robinson (5RW) came an impressive 6th in the girls’ 8-9 age category, closely followed by Elizabeth Allen (4CL) in 11th place. In the boys’ categories, Ethan Choi (4GA) finished 7th in the 8-9 age group, closely followed by Jake Kerin-Bird (4CL) in 11th place. Theo Smith (6PC) came 7th in the 10-11s section and Oliver Neale (8-4) came in 8th place in the 12-13 age category.
Despite the heat and physical nature of the event, all those taking part finished with a huge smile and a great sense of achievement; a big ‘well done’ to them all.
Year 3 Form Tutor