Last Saturday, 63 students and parent competitors took part in the Trinity Group 3 km challenge.

Sixth Form student, George Ogden, and his father, David, finished sixth overall with a time of 11:30, while Theo Desai and his mother, Nathalie, finished ninth, with a time of 11:37.

“With around 1,000 entries that is a fantastic achievement from both boys and parents,” says Ian Kench, Trinity’s Director of Sport.

“We’ve been running a lot more since the beginning of lockdown, and both improved over the period,” adds George.

Students were competing against Caterham, Hampton, Emanuel, Portsmouth Grammar, St George’s Weybridge, KCS Wimbledon, Reigate Grammar, Colfes, Eltham and RGS Guildford.

Teams were made up of a parent or guardian and a student, with both members of the team completing 3km on foot, alongside each other, recording the route on a smart watch or tracking app where possible.

“Saturday morning was hard,” Theo admitted. “I was having a lie-in and my parents woke me up to go for the run. I hadn’t been running in a long time, so it was challenging. My mom and I pushed each other, and I was completely wiped out at the end of the run. I enjoy running and for that matter doing any kind of sport. During the lockdown, sports is the one thing that I miss the most. The truth is, it’s not the sport itself, but the chance to be with my friends and enjoy doing something together. I am sure there are many others like me, and I am so looking forward to better days when we can all come back together again.”

Well done to all those involved!




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