This year the ISA Athletics took place on a beautiful cloudless day. A very rare treat for this event!
The London North athletics is our regional qualifier for the National event held at the prestigious Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham later in June. If pupils win their event at regionals they qualify to be part of the London North team. So there is a lot to strive for.
This was another very successful day for pupils from Normanhurst School. We started the day with the toughest of races, the 1500m, and there was an excellent performance from Lucy Year 8. Our next success came from Paige who stepped up an age group to compete in the Year 10/11 hurdles and won gold. More hurdling success came from Isabella who won gold in the Year 8/9 race and Alicia in the Year 8/9 100m. Then a flurry of field events winners came our way with wins for Arsene Year 10 in the shot put and Jay Year 10 cruising two wins in the triple jump and high jump.
We also need to celebrate those pupils who maybe didn’t win but either came a very close second or gave a personal best performance and there were plenty of those all day long. These included Hamza and Kalaiah in their high jumps, Reuben who got a PB in the 100m and who came Nneka 2nd in the Discus with a PB.
The junior team performed admirably all day giving their best in every event. The junior relay teams qualified 5/6 teams from the heats to make the sprint finals.
The day ended with the entertaining senior relays. The Year 8/9 girls once again stole the show with a faultless performance taking Gold and qualifying for Nationals. Well done Chelsea, Paige, Isabella and Alicia. Also strong performances from the 8/9 boys’ team and the Year 10 girls finished the day in style!
I want to thank Mr Clair and Miss Stone for traveling with the PE team cheering, supporting and helping all day.