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Oakham Athletes running away with success

Published Thursday 6th of June 2013 01:25:36 PM

Oakham School athletes are enjoying an unbeaten season. Both teams (Girls and Boys) have seen off some fierce competition regionally and nationally.

The Girls are on course for an amazing unbeaten second year and have once again dominated the regional circuit. �One of the highlights of the season so far was the Senior Girls 4 x 100m Relay team (Ashley Bird, Sarah Dunkley, Gina Hadfield and Lucy Johnson) setting a new school record in winning the Sarah Owen Trophy at the National Achilles Relays, beating amongst others Millfield into second place,� says Director of Athletics, James Clarke. �This arguably makes them the fastest Senior Independent Girls School Team in the country.�

�The Boys victory down at Eton will live long in the memory and saw the team beating schools including St Paul�s, Harrow and Eton,� says Director of Athletics, James Clarke. �Further wins for the team at Bromsgrove, Rugby and Oundle have provided the squad with a record of Played 20 Won 20,�

With a talented and hard working group of Juniors coming through, these standards could be emulated in the years to come. Iain Simpson, Director of Sport at Oakham, is clear that �much of our athletics success is down to the outstanding coaching by a dedicated group of Oakham teachers and visiting athletics specialists including GB Shot Putter and Old Oakhamian Rob Mohan, National level coach Bill Boyd from Corby AC and Roger & Ellie Binks from Charnwood Athletics Club based at Loughborough University.�

James is particularly proud of �the Senior Athletes, leaving the school this year, who have proved to be superb role models for the younger pupils and have played a massive role in driving this current squad forward as a team.�

For more information, please contact Louise Hitchen, Press Officer, Oakham School, press@oakham.rutland.sch.uk , 07736176973
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