King’s athletics athletes have been delighted to get back to competitions after a year away due to the pandemic and also a delayed start with the poor weather.
Saturday 15th May we had a team of over 50 athletes from year 7 – 12 go to Rugby for the first Saturday fixture of the term. It was great to see so many pupils out on the track and also to witness their camaraderie whilst supporting their peers. There were many stand out individual performances but team of the week went to the Junior Boys (year 8 and 9) for the highest number of athletes in a team. There were so many we had guest competitors in nearly every event. A special mention to the Senior Boys relay team, who finished 3rd in a hotly contested race.
Monday 17th May we were delighted to host our first home fixture of the year in the afternoon which saw the LRs compete against RGS. These fixtures are a great opportunity for pupils to try a range of events and practice race strategies. It was pleasing to see so many pupils taking part and improving their times or distances.
Saturday 22nd May was our second fixture of the term where we head to Bromsgrove school, with a team of nearly 60 athletes. There were many individual improvements from the week before, which shows the hard work the pupils are putting in with their training through the week. Team of the week went to the Junior Girls, who finished first out of the seven schools competing, an outstanding achievement.
“We have been delighted to see so many pupils representing the school, after a long break away from the sport. Pupils have worked hard in training and it is fantastic to see this paying off with fantastic results on the track or in the field. Each week sees us compete against some of the top schools in the region and both our individual and team performances show how far King’s Athletics has come in the last few years. A particular highlight for me is seeing pupils’ step outside their comfort zone and trying a new event or competing for the first time, the smiles when they step off the track or the field and have achieved something they can be proud of, really is special to witness”. Lora Miller-Symonds, Director of Athletics.