Head's Newsletter 27 April 2018


The Tiffin Cross country team ended the season in strong style with 14 athletes competing in the Ranelagh Cup held in Richmond Park. The Captain, Humphrey Allen, led the team home with Kai Pischke, one of the senior finds of the season, close behind. Euan Sinclair powered home followed by Y7s Connor Foley and Oscar Luck. George Neville White closed out his Tiffin career in fine style putting in yet another gutsy performance. He was just ahead of Jamie Krammer, another one of the other lower sixth progeny. The top Saturday performers from Years 7 and 8, Amadeus Lang, Dominic Virley, Thomas Latimer, Jonny Schafer and Kavin Ravishankar ,all ran well. Arun Hunter also lent much appreciated support. The sight of the day had to be the barn-storming school colour winner run from Aiden Porter. The team position of 5 th against the South of England’s best, showed the excellent progress made by the team over the season. This was thanks in part to the leadership of Humphrey, George and Aiden who made the most of the School’s growing talent in this field. The other part is due to the staff: Mr Russell, Miss Nava, Miss Caudwell and Mr Costello who have given freely of their time for practices and matches. The progress from a top 10 position in the southern King’s trophy at the start of the season has been most pleasing. From King’s to this season-ending performance via a grand slam of Borough titles, the senior school Surrey relay and long course

titles coupled with a fine bronze at Charterhouse for the seniors, the team has moved up further in the national rankings. We are now well within the top 20 in the country in terms of senior results, up from just sneaking in the top twenty last year. The top 10 looks within the grasp of the group with further development of a fine lower sixth squad this year along with the top year 11, Eric Williams, the senior squad looks good. Eric, being a great individual age group winner at Charterhouse, underlines this point. This talent along with the new year 7s and strong middle years should see the sport in good health for another year. Mr Shaw KINGSTONMINI MARATHONTEAM Congratulations to Kai Pischke 12AC, Tom Armstrong 9GB, Euan Sinclair 9GB, Alistair Brendon 9RC, Eric Williams 11EWS and Kieran Desmond 12MKY on being selected for the London Mini Marathon. All had to post fast times on a 5K Park run to qualify against the strongest opposition for places to date. Tom Armstrong also had a speedy 2.15 clocking in the St Mary’s invitation 800m race at the end of March. A great opening time for the season.

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