Cross Country and Biathlon
With our extensive woodland facilities there is endless opportunities to run a real cross country course. The pupils love ‘devils hill’ and practise shuttles up and down it!
We have a popular running club run by an exceptionally experienced coach who has run every London marathon except one! Mr Swann also enjoys cross country running and the pupils gain a lot of hints and tips from his expertise.
The pupils take part in a variety of ‘meets’ over the year and we enjoy success at Croydon level as well as local school events. All pupils take part in the House cross country event with enthusiasm and a smile on their faces.
Across the Junior and Senior School we enter the Pentathlon GB Biathlon competitions, this series of qualifying events lead to the overall National Biathlon finals held in Solihull each November and the National schools Biathlon finals in March at Crystal Palace.
Pupils have to swim from 50m to 200m and run 800m to 1600m depending on their age category. All timings equate to points with the top points scores qualifying for the National finals.
We have great success with several pupils qualifying for both finals each year, even some of the staff join in too! At last years schools finals we had a top 10 placing and at the National overall finals a top 20 ranking. Two of our pupils have been talent spotted for a youth development programme!