A Relay Stunning Performance for Athletics Team
On Thursday 22nd January, a nervous Year 5 and 6 athletics team assembled at Bartholomew School to compete in the Under 11 Sportshall Athletics Competition. The event was comprised of track and field events including: an obstacle race, 6 lap paarlauf, over/under relay, speed bounce and standing triple jump (to name just a few). After attending this event previously, I knew it would be fast and competitive; I was not wrong.
The girls’ obstacle team started strongly, achieving a respectable 2nd place after Emily B ran faster than a meteor’s tail to ensure Hanborough started collecting points. The excitement continued when Max, Killion, Sam and Billy left the opposition in the dust to collect the first victory of the evening. However, this early success was enough to worry the team from Eynsham who responded immediately- reminding everyone why they were last year’s winners.
The excitement continued as the field events took place. An impressive triple jump from Sasie followed by super-human throwing from Billy and Dan only added to the intensity as the team began to smell victory in the air.
The event ended with the adrenaline-filled ‘flat races’. Katerina and Imogen came first in both the 1+1 and 2+2 relays. The boys matched the girls’ success after Abe and Niall won the Boys’ 6 lap paarlauf. Niall added to his success also winning the 2+2 relay with Oliver. Unfortunately the team narrowly missed out on first place to Eynsham once again. But after I watched everyone representing Hanborough Manor run the length of the sportshall ,to shake hands with the winning team-wearing massive smiles of pride, it was difficult to decide who the real winners of this competition were. I am extremely proud of everyone that took part and can’t wait until next time…
Well done to: Niall, Abe, Ollie, Ollie, Dan, Max, Killion, Sam, Billy, Imogen, Katerina, Sasie, Hannah, Emily, Sophie, Martha, Olivia and Maddie.
A WINNING TEAM! - Reporters Charlotte T and Imogen Y (Year 6)
On 9th January 2015, Hanborough Manor swimming team were on the coach ready and prepared to jump in the pool and do their best for the school. The twelve representatives were: Hannah Bates, Phoebe Hodnett, Olivia Hodnett, Oliver Young, Abe Davies-Small and Jacob Barrow-Starkey for Year 5; for Year 6 we had Charlotte Tyler, Imogen Young, Hannah Bryant, Mattie Amphlett, Billy Buchanan and Daniel Lovick.
At the pool, the 12 were tremendously excited when the referee called the girls medley relayists up to the start line. They won but unfortunately were disqualified because of their lack of knowledge of the rules, however, they were not the only ones disqualified. The final event was the boys' freestyle relay. It was extremely close but our team just won!
After all the races had been swum. the sports leaders counted up the scores and the girls from Stanton Harcourt are going through to the finals. Hanborough's girls are not but the boys are going on to the finals. Although the girls didn't win, we won the competition as a whole team overall. The Hanborough team felt elated and exhausted as they returned home feeling very proud of themselves.