Last Saturday we arrived at 8.00 am at Battersea to be met by the first expectant and excited athletes warming up! The glorious sunshine that welcomed us all added to what proved to be a wonderful day of sporting participation and achievement.
The drama started in the first event of the day when 2 races were decided at the last flight when the leaders clipped a hurdle and were passed by the eagerly chasing pack. That set the tone for some exceptionally exciting and close races on the track over the course of the morning.
Each event was cheered more loudly than the previous one as the spectators got caught up in the excitement. At the conclusion of each race and field event parents showed their appreciation for the winners and for those who pushed them on to achieve.
There were some fantastic field event efforts with Tom (Y7) reaching almost 10m in the triple jump, Nathanael (Y8) breaking the 10m barrier in the triple jump, Josh (Y8) and Mason (Y7) throwing the shot over 9 metres and Louis (Y6) and Zac (Y5) both throwing the cricket ball over 40 metres.
The day was brought to an exciting close as we all sat and watched the conclusion of the Year 8 high jump final which was eventually won by Zac with a height of 1.45 metres.
Thank you to all participants, spectators and staff for making the day successful and enjoyable.