Seaford College’s Premier Team, Seaford Antelopes, snatched first place from Sackville Team A in the Charlton Chase Premier Division on Saturday.
Over 400 young people faced an intrepid challenge in Charlton Forest on a very chilly night. Charlton Chase is a night time navigation event, designed to test mental, physical stamina, with teamwork as a key to success and is hosted each
year by Seaford College.
Victorious again, and masters of this prestigious night-navigation competition, Seaford College once more won the Elite Section. Eight hours of criss-crossing the competition area up above the College, in the Charlton Forest, finding all the main checkpoints and tracking down all the extras which are so valuable since they contribute extra points, seemed a walk in the woods for Seaford Antelope team (Harry Leleu, Harry Marchant, Toby Hindmarsh and Josh James) who exercised great accuracy in navigation, and superb time-management to carry off First Place.
This is the third successive year that a Seaford team has won the competition and sets a benchmark for the future. The weather was dry, apart from a slight flurry of snow, and the wind was cold, bringing a chill factor that lowered temperatures by some 6 degrees, and the competitors in general found it tough going: out of a total of 86 teams entered, 29 retired. Congratulations must go to all teams for taking part, especially to the members of the 8 teams that Seaford entered.
But the final accolade is reserved for Seaford Antelope team for having triumphed. Head Boy Harry Leleu said: “What a great challenge, what a great achievement. We are delighted, and now pass the challenge on to the next generation for next year!”