The Scotsman Run
Friday 18 October 2019

All Year 5 & 6 running

You can celebrate the end of term with fancy games, interactive form time and awesome food. Well how about running around the woods with your fellow friends, under superb conditions to test your physical endurance?
The Scotsman Run has developed through the exciting times of Cross Country within school. As it continues to grow, this event enables all pupils to participate and we hope Year 3 & 4 will be given the opportunity in the near future.
On the day of the race, the weather was kind to the runners, and as they began to arrive in the Warley Woods bowl, the enormity of the site must have filled them with excitement and trepidation. One of the best features of this course, is at any point you have 360° views of the track, giving parents a fantastic spectacle.

Credit must go to Tipton Harriers, who promptly met me in the morning, and set up the course with total professionalism. I thoroughly recommend you picking up a flyer from the house if you are interested in a friendly and open athletics club.

We warmed the runners up in a mass aerobics routine, whilst Blue Coat staff wore Hi-viz, and were instructed to supervise parts of the course. We were privileged to have the boys’ race started by Mr Singleton our Chair of Governors, and the girls’ race by the president of Tipton Harriers. The course itself did run like a bowl on each side, where runners experienced two steady gradients, undulating ground, and spectators including our furry dog friends!

Mr Melia gladly ran out first for each race as the Hare, and guided pupils the right way, looking the part in a rainbow coloured wig! Will Smallwood opened up a swift gap early on, and never looked back. So too did Indira Singh where her superb stride length carried her ahead of the pack. It must have felt incredible for pupils, who were cheered along the finish straight by both year groups. St George’s pipped the Scotsman Trophy by one point in the end, but the real credit goes to every pupil who ran and we had a 100% completion.

We’re looking forward to increasing opportunities like these for our pupils, in what will live in their memory as another fantastic experience at The Blue Coat School.

Mr Harrison

Race Positions:
House Points (lowest points wins!)
St George’s 34
St Monica’s 35
St Margaret’s 43
St Philip’s 48

Top 6 runners per House:
St Monica’s
1 Sophia Philips
2 Kenza Kachloul
3 Delina Elias
4 Amelia Smith
5 Zuva M-Redmond
6 Claire Happ

St Margaret’s
1 Indira Singh
2 Jessie Hong
3 Emily Smallwood
4 Gloriosa Sung
5 Lucie Evans
6 Lola Jones

St Philip’s
1 Oliver Almond
2 Freddie Trevis
3 Samuel Tan
4 Ben Southall
5 Milo Dowling
6 Hari Philips

St George’s
1 William Smallwood
2 Sebastian Stendall
3 Richard M-Schilling
4 Alessandro Salvi
5 Adam Bashir
6 Matias Stendall