Belhaven Hill School

Co-ed Boarding & Day School for ages 5-13

Final Thursday Run of the Year

Final Thursday Run of the Year

Today saw our best and also our most determined runners take to the 2K or 3K for one final time this year.  As we have pushed for excellence more and more, records are now much harder to come by and as such the day has become as much about celebrating our best and giving runners the best conditions to run in, in their attempt to run their personal best, or attempt to run quicker than 12 minutes for 3K.

The fastest two runners this year, within a second of each other, were Fin and Alfie, finishing well ahead of the rest of the pack in 11m 09s for 3K, while Jamie, Archie S. and Eck also all ran sub-12 minutes.  In Form 3 Charlie T. and F4’s Wilbur both ran under 12 minutes and Harry Bar. was particularly happy as he came in with a time of 11m 59s!

Beyond that we had a group of girls who have always run their hearts out at Belhaven and they did so for one last time today, Willow, Alice, Louisa, Bea and Lily all running in the ‘12s’ or ‘13s’.  Harry Bro., Sam and Laurie were my stars of the prep school, however.  None is necessarily a natural runner, but through sheer determination to improve themselves they managed to get themselves over the line in just over 12 minutes, showing what perseverance and a positive mind-set can do.

Down in Forms 4 and 5 there were some superb performances from Alexander, Innes, Ben, Tristan, Holly, Meme and Alice but pride of place goes to 9-year-old Xander who ran 3K in just 12m 25s.

In the pre-prep, however, it was a different story as records fell left, right and centre.  The stars of the show were Annie F. in F7 and Harris A. in F8, both of whom claimed the 1K, 2K and 3K records.  Both pupils ran the 3K in around 15 minutes – an incredible achievement given they are only 6 and 7 years of age!  In addition, Ruaraidh also claimed the Form 7 1K boys’ record in 5m 54s, Mary the F6 3K record in 15m 39 and Josephine the F8 2K record in 14m 35s.  So many personal bests were also set and all pupils ran in great spirit, showing what great attitudes the pre-prep have towards their distance running.

Well done to everyone who put themselves forward today to better themselves.