Our Prep boys have an excellent history of success in running events, and we are delighted to say that this has continued this term. Just before we broke for the half-term holiday, the boys competed in the ‘Roger Bannister One Mile Challenge’ with great results.

The event, which gave boys (and their parents) the chance to race virtually against St Anthony’s Prep and Hereward House, proved highly popular, with an impressive 35 Bedford Prep boys taking part in the one-mile challenge. When the results were published, there was even more to celebrate as our U13s and U11s dominated the leader boards.

In the U13 competition, Isaac Raddan (Y7) took first place, with Sam Barnes (Y8) in second place. In the U11 competition, we had three boys in amongst the top four places. Berkley Barnicoat (Y6) took the top spot with Oliver Featherstone (Y5) in third place and Ollie Jackson (Y6) in joint fourth. Our congratulations go to them and all the boys who took part. Congratulations also go to Isaac’s dad, who finished in second place in the parent and staff competition and, most importantly, St Anthony’s Prep for kindly organising the virtual event.

“At a time when it is all too easy to let fitness and exercise fall away, we are incredibly proud that our boys are doing quite the opposite. They have taken on numerous physical challenges with great enthusiasm and commitment, whether that be the Roger Bannister One Mile Challenge or our own weekly tutor group and house sports challenges. We even had families climbing the heights of mountains by going up and down stairs over half term! Well done to all the boys and their families for their continued, brilliant efforts.”

Mr Phillips, Director of Sport
*Photo from before the pandemic.
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