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Westminster runners make a dash (and a splash) in annual Inter-House cross country



Westminster runners make a dash (and a splash) in annual Inter-House cross country

14 March 2022

Wren’s took the title in this year’s Bringsty Relays; a long-standing inter-House competition commemorating the running that took place on Bringsty Common, Worchester, when the School was evacuated to Herefordshire during the Second World War.

Representing their Houses, our cross-country runners navigated a rugged course made up of mud, steep hills and a small stream on Wimbledon Common. Grant’s stormed to victory in the Junior race, led by Nicholas (Fifth Form, GG) who ran the fastest time in his group category, 6’25”, despite being two years younger than many of his competitors. The Senior Girls’ race was won by Ashburnham, with Clara (Sixth Form, WW) achieving a whirlwind time of 7’01”, the fastest by over a minute, whilst in the Senior Boys’ race, Grant’s were victorious with Ben’s (Remove, GG) time of 6’19” securing the quickest circuit title, a mere second faster than Sam (Sixth Form, RR).

In the overall standings, Wren’s claimed the 2022 title, almost a minute ahead of Grant’s in second, with Rigaud’s only 12 seconds further back in third.

Junior winner Nicholas (Fifth Form, GG) said: “It was great fun to represent Grant’s in a house team event. It really was a proper cross country course too, with a stream to cross, a steep incline to tackle and plenty of mud. The team put in a really strong performance and it was fantastic to run the final leg to seal the win for Grant’s in the junior category.”

Junior winner Nicholas (Fifth Form, GG) said: “It was great fun to represent Grant’s in a house team event. It really was a proper cross country course too, with a stream to cross, a steep incline to tackle and plenty of mud. The team put in a really strong performance and it was fantastic to run the final leg to seal the win for Grant’s in the junior category.”

2022 Bringsty Relays – House Results

Position House Junior Time Senior Time Girls Time Cumulative Time
5 Ashburnham 5 00:30:56 9 00:32:07 1 00:26:45 01:29:48
4 Busby’s 4 00:30:25 2 00:28:13 7 00:30:24 01:29:02
11 College 10 00:33:26 10 00:33:15 11 00:34:00 01:40:41
6 Dryden’s 7 00:31:21 5 00:30:32 5 00:28:29 01:30:22
2 Grant’s 1 00:28:31 1 00:27:27 9 00:31:37 01:27:35
9 Hakluyt’s 9 00:32:20 8 00:31:37 8 00:30:51 01:34:48
10 Liddell’s 8 00:32:18 11 00:34:43 10 00:33:08 01:40:09
7 Milne’s 6 00:31:00 6 00:30:35 6 00:29:26 01:31:01
8 Purcell’s 11 00:33:43 4 00:30:08 4 00:28:20 01:32:11
3 Rigaud’s 2 00:29:50 7 00:30:39 2 00:27:18 01:27:47
1 Wren’s 3 00:29:52 3 00:29:09 3 00:27:41 01:26:42

Westminster runners make a dash (and a splash) in annual Inter-House cross country

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