Seaford students take on Butser Hill

Seaford College Cross Country team At 889 feet, Butser Hill is the highest point on the South Downs, overlooking Petersfield. And, since 1978, it has also been the site of a fantastic cross country mass run, raising over £200,000 for different charities over the years. Seaford College took a team along to this year’s race, and it was a great day.

Eva Payne and Olivia McDonaldTwo weeks ago, we had students competing in all three of the Junior races, and the whole team did fantastically well. Olivia Mcdonald came a fantastic 4th in the Years 8-11 category, and was the first girl to finish with a fantastic time of 15:22. Charlie Payne was not far behind, coming 8th with a time of 16.54.

Seaford College staff running in Open Category of Butser Hill XC run WEBIn the Years 6-7 race, Eva Payne was the first Seaford finisher in the Years 6-7 category, which was a 2k run, with a brilliant time of 9:31, coming in 15th overall, and Eva Doubler and Darcie Tandy  finished within seconds of each other in the Year 5 race.

We also had a couple of staff members running the Senior race, a 5 mile race. Paul Froud, in our ICT team, came 6th place with a time of 36:45, and was first in the Over 50 category. Head of Boarding Matthew Pitteway finished in 27th place. With 145 runners taking on the challenge, both did incredibly well.

Well done to everyone from Seaford who took part!

Seaford Runners at Butser Hill WEBSeaford Runners at Butser Hill XC Seaford Finishers Year 5 (1k)

Eva Doubler (4:18), Darcie Tandy (4:22)

Seaford Finishers Years Years 6-7 (2k)

Eva Payne (9:31), Henry Bridger (10:48), Lili Doubler (12:01), Eden Norris (13:09)

Seaford Finishers Years 8-11 (3k)

Olivia McDonald (15:22), Charlie Payne (16:54), Alex Attard (18:36), Emilia Burkinshaw (19:56), Molly Holt (20:38)

You can see the full results at the Butser Hill race website

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