Sporting Highlights - 13 March 2020

Huge congratulations to Jonah B who was crowned English Squash National U15 Champion for the fifth consecutive year last weekend and, as a result, went on to play in an exhibition match at a specially constructed glass court at Canary Wharf. What an achievement!

House Football
Senior House football took place on Thursday afternoon and it didn’t disappoint. There was lots of cheering – mostly in good spirit – lots of goals and even some interesting dives! The format changed to a round-robin competition because Saints' had to pull out, which meant that every game counted and all Houses got to play each other. This proved very competitive as teams needed to score goals in matches of just 15 minutes. 

The final result:

  • 5th place – Gibbs' 
  • 4th Place – Second's 
  • 3rd Place (on goal difference) – Teme
  • 2nd place – School
  • 1st place – Head's House. 

A trophy will be presented to Head's House in today's Head Master's assembly.

League Run
It was a terrific final race to complete the League Run series last Friday, with much kinder weather than in previous weeks but a very challenging wet course to negotiate. Almost exactly 200 runners made their way round the course and Teme House were duly awarded the pizza delivery – an incentive from the Head Master for the House with the highest percentage of participants – with a whopping 86% turn out on the day.

In the individual races Joe F won the boys’ race to complete a terrific full set this term, and Madeleine P was again the quickest girl, giving her five out of seven victories.

It was great to see so many staff going round to try to encourage their Houses on to one last push for the winning line in the House competition. In the end the efforts of Mr Grime and Mssr Perrault, who ran throughout the term, helped Teme House to just pip Second's to the title by a mere two points in the boys’ section. Gibbs' was distant third.

In the girls' section it was almost as close between Sankey's and Manor. In the end Ms Edwards efforts walking round the course to encourage her girls proved to come up just short, with Sankey's winning the girls' section, again by just a few points. Manor was second and Saints' a close third.

This concluded a terrific set of races throughout the term where, despite challenging conditions and grim weather, we managed to race every available week and saw some terrific performances, particularly by pupils in lower year groups.

Well done to everybody who took part and many thanks to the army of marshals who ensured everybody got round safely.

Plaques will be presented to the winning Houses in today's Head Master's assembly:

  • Boys – Teme
  • Girls – Sankey's.

Upcoming Cross-Country: The 3 Mile and 5 Mile Races

The 3 Mile Race – one of the oldest events in the Lancing calendar having been run for over 100 years – will take place on Friday 20 March at 15.55.
The 3 Mile is for intermediate boys and all girls. There are individual medals for the first three intermediate boys and the first three intermediate girls, and House competitions for both boys and girls.

The 5 Mile Race – first held way back in 1898 – is traditionally the Senior Boys' team race, although Senior boys and girls now participate. It takes place on Tuesday 17 March at 15:00.
As well as team awards, there will also be medals for the first three individual Senior boys and the first three individual Senior girls to finish.