Talbot Heath

Senior Sports Day 2015


On Wednesday the Senior School jumped, threw and ran their way to victory in the Senior School Sports Day. The weather was glorious and there was a great atmosphere as girls from Upper 3 to Lower 5 supported their colour groups over 12 athletic disciplines as well as a number of fun events.

This year saw a new event feature, where the Lower 6th were given the chance to contend the Victor Ludorum and involved them trying as many disciplines as they could. The overall winner was Helen Mallinson King who was awarded the Inaugural Molyneux Cup. We were lucky enough to have former pupil Melissa Courtney to come to the event and present the prizes. Melissa left TH in 2009 and holds the Upper 4 and Lower 5 1500m School record. Since leaving the school she has continued with her running and is the current U23 British record holder for the 1500m and narrowly missed the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. She is now aiming to achieve the qualifying time for the European Championships this summer and her future aspirations are for the 2017 World Championships in London and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Melissa watched the 1500m with particular interest but her records are safe despite a great effort from Lower 4 pupil Martha Pawson. Five records were broken on the morning by Serena Sutherland (Lower 4 Discus) and Izzy Wedderburn (Upper 4 Long Jump) but athlete of the day must go to Charlie Sidaway (Lower 5) who broke 3 records; 75m Hurdles, 100m sprint and High Jump. After all the hard work was finished the girls and staff enjoyed a relaxing Barbeque by the Pavilion.

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