A string of impressive 800m cross country times produced a real competitive edge to a primary schools relay run.
Schools from Hammersmith & Fulham and other nearby boroughs competed in the lunchtime cross country event organised by Thames Valley Harriers at Wormwood Scrubs on Wednesday 14 October.
Each race featured teams of four runners, each running 800m. Medals were awarded to the first three teams in each race.
There were separate events for Year 5 boys, Year 5 girls, Year 6 boys, Year 6 girls, each supervised by Harriers members.
In the Year 6 boys’ relay, Westminster under school achieved the top time of 12.09, with S Lui running the fastest leg at 2.52. St Stephen’s were second with Larmenier third – all three schools posting sub 13-minute times.
The Year 6 girls’ relay was won by Hammersmith’s Bute House A, also in an overall time of 12.09. Top runner of the entire day was Bute’s K Price, who powered home in just 2.47. Second came St James with an overall time of 12.33, while Bute House B finished in 13.14.
Westminster under school also won the Year 5 boys’ relay in 12.12, with M Kemball achieving 2.54. St Stephen’s came second in a total time of 12.27, with Queen’s Manor third in 12.58.
The girls’ Year 5 relay was won by Bute House A in 12.28, with V Fenton achieving the fastest leg with a time of 3.02. Kensington Prep came second (13.18), with Bute House B third (13.35).
Thames Valley Harriers are one of the oldest clubs in the world, having been founded in 1887.