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Dunhurst Race to Success at Oakwood

Published Tuesday 8th of February 2011 02:59:41 PM

Dunhurst's U10 & 11 cross country runners were victorious for the 2nd year running at the Oakwood annual event securing the winning shield for best overall school beating: Great Ballard, Oakwood, Alton Convent , Meoncross and Ryde. Nearly all of Dunhurst's runners finished in the top ten, with Rosie and Pippa achieving medals for 3rd and 2nd place respectively. This result was all the more impressive as some of Dunhurst's teams were substituted by children from the year below due to injuries.

Victory continued in Dunhurst's U10 and U11 Girls hockey game against Portsmouth High School with an excellent display of interception skills and passing resulting in a win of 19-14. The U11 Girls hockey team continued their successful streak with a very convincing win against Churchers Junior School 3-0.

Commenting on the Oakwood Cross Country competition, Penny Watkins, Head of Dunhurst, said: 'Dunhurstians discovered that running in mud, water and wind can be great fun but to go on and WIN and beyond the call of duty is a fantastic result!'
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