Biathlon Nottingham, Witham and Brooke
10 Oct 2017
On a wet and grey Sunday morning Jack Braddock, Ffion Trundell, Noah Pepperdine, Georgia Howe and Jack Lockett made their way, with supporting parents to Nottingham for the East Midlands Biathlon qualifiers. For some of the competitors this was their first ever event. In typical Witham style all the competitors gave it 100% and left nothing on the track or indeed in the pool. When all the results were in Jack Braddock had made the necessary 2000 points to reach the national finals at Crystal Palace. Ffion Trundell missed out by a heart breaking 14 points. But all of the competitors should be very proud of their efforts, I certainly am.
Witham Hall Cross Country
On a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon, Witham hosted their annual cross country meet with several well-known schools attending: Kimbolton, Stamford to name a couple. The fast and flat course was to our liking. In each age category we had at least one team, often two. All the runners showed heart and determination and a real competitive edge. Rather pleasingly Witham pupils won many of their mini battles throughout each race which bought the crowds of spectators to their feet. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon and the Under Nine’s boys were victorious in their category. A huge ‘thank you’ to all those who made the afternoon such a huge success.
Brooke Priory Cross Country
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon Witham Hall descended en masse to Brooke Priory Cross Country course. The course is well known as a ‘proper’ cross country course, across fields, mud and lots more beside! Witham was once again very well presented in every age category and there was a lot of parental support, which was good to see. It turned out to be a very successful day for Witham, ultimately winning the whole competition. Individually Thomas Welch, Alexandria Braid, Eliza Mardon, Jack Braddock, Angus McKay won their races. Each of them demonstrating some very impressive form. It was also great to see how many younger runners swelled the ranks of the junior fun run, and some impressive signs of potential there indeed. Each of the Witham pupils were absolutely excellent on the day and all the pupils wore their Witham colours with pride.