The rain just about held off as our Upper School boys descended upon Bedford Athletics Stadium on Tuesday 28 October for their annual sports day.

The event is always a highlight in the sporting calendar as each house competes for the overall trophy. Both track and field events were filled with boys giving their all and putting in their best performances to rapturous cheers from their housemates in the stands.

Sports day is a real community event, where teachers across the whole school help to support by either running an event, keeping time, or chaperoning the boys.

Stand-out performances of the day included Arthur Proctor and Rupert Cracknell’s battle in the Remove Form 800 metres, with Arthur making a move in the last quarter to win the race. Hari Mistry won the Fifth Form 1500-metre race in an impressive time, while Alex Mofatt dominated the Sixth Form 1500-metre race from start to finish.

Meanwhile on the field, Fifth Former Rhys Harries threw an impressive distance in javelin, to win the event, and spectators had a tense time watching Upper Sixth Formers Maxwell Martin and David Adeyemi-Abere battle for first place in the triple jump, with David winning by a small margin.

A fun-filled afternoon was had by all, but of course it wouldn’t be a competition without a winner. This year it was Ashburnham’s turn to take the trophy, followed by Paulo in second place and St Peter’s in third.


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