Local school children gathered at the Jubilee Conference Centre last night to be recognised for their achievements in the Robin Hood Schools Challenge Awards.
With 900 taking part in the mini marathon, the evening saw many of the young people in attendance on the night to celebrate their performances in the 1.5 mile run. The schools challenge forms an integral part of the Robin Hood Mini Marathon, in partnership with Ikano Bank on 24th September 2023.
Prizes were awarded to more than 70 children across a range of age categories; U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 with the winning team of girls and 3 boys presented with a glass trophy. Culminating in the top performing school teams being announced. For the second year running the competition was so close that there were joint places; 1st place awards were awarded jointly to two schools; the St Edmund Campion School and Abbey Road School were crowned joint overall schools scooping the 1st place award, with a three-way tie for runners up Jesse Gray Primary School, West Bridgford Junior School and West Bridgford Senior School who were both presented with the 2nd place award. Heymann Primary took a creditable 3rd place.
Sofia Chesterfield secured 1st place for the overall girl’s winner for a second year, with Lyla Morrow finishing in 2nd and Megan Sayers 3rd. Reece Carver won the overall boys race, with William Reddish securing 2nd place and Lewis Denison taking 3rd.
Sofia Chesterfield 1st girl’s winner with Louise Dudill, Communications and Engagement Manager and Moosey from Ikano Bank
Reece Carver 1st boy’s winner with Louise Dudill, Communications and Engagement Manager and Moosey from Ikano Bank
Judith Manson, Race Director, said: “Tonight was a perfect send off for the hugely successful 2023 event. The Mini Marathon is such an important part of the event and has always been one of the biggest mini-marathon events in the country. The 1.5-mile route is a fun community focused race which sees school children running alongside their parents, friends, siblings, teachers and anyone else that you can persuade.
The enthusiasm from the kids, parents, and the schools is always fantastic and we’re so grateful for everyone’s participation. What makes this part of the event so worthwhile is seeing so many active children who love running. Congratulations to all the winners and for everyone who took part this year, we’re already looking forward to welcoming you all again in 2024.”
JOINT OVERALL SCHOOL WINNERS - ST EDMUND CAMPION SCHOOL AND ABBEY ROAD pictured Louise Dudill, Communications and Engagement Manager and Moosey from Ikano Bank