S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

2017 House Steeplechase

2017 House Steeplechase

Saturday 4th November saw a fabulous afternoon for the House Steeplechase.

All pupils in the Prep School, from Year 3 to Year 8 ran in the infamous annual House Steeplechase, with conditions being dry, clear, crisp and soft underfoot. This year we had to alter the course slightly, as the addition of our marvellous astro-turf has meant a change to the start and finish of the course. Thank you to our groundsmen Jason and Jonty, for producing another superbly marked and adventurous course – another super water jump and thank you to Miss Renshaw for lending us the hay bales, enabling us to use even more obstacles on this year’s course to challenge the runners.

A huge well done to the pupils for their determination and resilience, you all thoroughly deserved your medals for attempting the water, let alone for completing the course. Thanks to all the staff whose many roles ensured the event ran so smoothly; Toby SN, Jack and George W from our College for volunteering to be hares for the races; and Florence T and Aisha R, who both did a super job mopping up those pupils who fell or who needed some encouragement to finish. Finally, thanks to our amazing catering department for once again warming everyone up with the tasty soup and hot drinks.

The results were as follows:


Juniors (Years 3 and 4)

Girls - 1st place – Ruby B (Churchills); 2nd place – Isabella M (Churchills); 3rd place – Holly K (Churchills)

Boys – 1st place – Zach C (Churchills); 2nd place – Bruno F (Churchills); 3rd place – Ben W (Churchills)


Middles (Years 5 and 6)

Girls – 1st place – Ava B (Wellingtons); 2nd place – Imogen N (Pitts); 3rd place – Frankie C (Nelsons)

Boys – 1st place – Freddie H (Nelsons); 2nd place – Charlie B (Churchills); 3rd place – Charles W (Churchills)


Seniors (Years 7 and 8)

Girls – 1st place – Amelia E (Churchills) ; 2nd place – Isobel E (Churchills); 3rd place – Niamh OB (Pitts)

Boys – 1st place – Rufus L (Wellingtons); 2nd place – Thomas H (Nelsons); 3rd place – Joshua N (Nelsons)


Girls' Results: 1st place – Churchills; 2nd place – Pitts 3rd place - Wellingtons; 4th place – Nelsons

Boys' Results: 1st place – Churchills; 2nd place – Pitts; 3rd place – Nelsons; 4th place – Wellingtons

Combined Results: 1st place – Churchills; 2nd place – Pitts; 3rd place – Nelsons; 4th place - Wellingtons


A full photo album of over 170 photos including runners and winners are available to browse on the S. Anselm's Facebook page, here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/s.anselms/photos/?tab=album&album_id=684803098395215


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