ORIENTEERS OR MOUNTAINEERS?
We didn’t know that Essex was so hilly! St. Andrew’s orienteers loved the rollercoaster course at Langdon Hills on Sunday. The near vertical ascent of the mud slope was particularly popular!
There were many, many great runs which together earned us our highest total of the season so far: 591 points. Liam Polley dashed home in 8.19, the fastest time of the day, with Zac Poter, William Press and Oliver Pringle only seconds behind. An incredible run by Lucy Walker saw her top the score sheet as the only girl to break the 10 minute barrier. Determined to run unaccompanied, Seb Poter set off alone and his courage paid off as he sprinted into the finish with 97 points to his name. Thomas Walker and Ryan Skeet cemented their partnership and clocked a brilliant time too.
With only a week to go before the nationals Tom Leader and Amy Skeet were both in fine form. All in all, the course was great preparation for the British Championships near Leeds this coming weekend. We wish the team the very best of luck.
Well done to all St. Andrew’s runners – Evie Amos, Rosy Bird, Katie-May Blower, Charlotte Caswell, Max Davies, Louis Dove, Daisy Harrington, Jamie Hartnup, Joel Hull, Ben Martin, Thomas Martin, Ben Partridge, Izzy Peters, Abigail Prince, Oliver Prince, Ben Styman-Heighton and Luca Tufnell. Thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm.