10 Jun 2020
Sports Report: Cloister Time: Week 7

Sports Report: Cloister Time: Week 7

Last week members of the Boat Club took part in a virtual rowing and running event against a number of other schools so I’m delighted to report on some “real” competition.

Twenty boys from all year groups competed against six other schools and those with rowing machines at home made up our VIII and a IV. The VIII was comprised of six senior boys and two J16’s, the IV made up of our J16 group. Each athlete performed a 1000m race on their ergometer, times were added to give the overall time for the crew and the crew with the lowest time won the event. There were some excellent scores from our boys with Louis Christie (VI:1, G) and Guy Jones (VBk, B) performing particularly well.

For those boys without a rowing machine there was the option to run either a 2k or 5k race. We had a further 8 boys enter these events. Congratulations to George Canadine who finished 4th in the 2km race and Lloyd Dore Green who Finished 2nd in the J15 5k race with a very respectable time of 18:41. Perhaps the stand out performance of the day was from Sam Payne winning the junior 5k event in a time of 17:33 some 32 seconds ahead of second place Kings College School.

Many boys have been training hard since lockdown begin and it was great for them to have an opportunity to compete and show what they can do. Plans are afoot to hold another similar event before the end of term. Perhaps there will not be quite the same anticipation as racing at Henley but the opportunity to perform and have a race against peers still holds appeal. (NJW)

Winchester College Strava Club

The fine weather is clearly proving conducive to exercise with more people joining the strava club impressive distances and workouts being recorded. Well done to Ollie Hall and Samuel Payne for running new 10k and 5k PB’s this week respectively. Two members of the Boat Club have been putting big mileage in on the bike so well done to Jonty Nottingham and Nader Mogadham. Amongst the staff Mr Fox continues to set the standard in the saddle, Mr Webster on pedal and foot and Mr Driscoll leads the way with his swim, run and bike totals.

WB 18.5 WB 25.5 WB 1.6

Oliver Hall 5km run 17.09 17.24 17.25

10km run 37.17 36.11 PB

Samuel Payne 5km run 19.04 20.29 17.33 PB

Jonty Nottingham Weekly Bike 4hr53 6hr47

Nader Mogadham Weekly Bike 4hr40

5km run 20.33

Last week’s battle of the sports quizzers saw Paul Edwards pip Henry Simson by just one point and so he takes the lead going into Round 10 (Sports Quiz Round 10). For those of you continuing to work on your physical development the next seven day training schedule can be found here (Week 7 Training Plan)

Sporting quote for the week:

The greatest ‘talent’ in this world is the willingness to work. It's more valuable than being smart, strong, pretty or athletic”

M.S. Burley, Director of Sport, Winchester College

2nd June 2020

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