Hounslow Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics
On Wednesday Strand took two teams of athletes to Brentford Leisure Centre for the Hounslow Y5/6 sports day. A total of 45 teams from across the borough attended the hugely popular event. Over 450 competitors were involved in the group stage races where 6 teams battled it out for the one qualifying spot from each group. Strand team 1 started their group races well with a second place in the basketball dribble, a win in the hockey dribble and another second place in the tennis relays. Strand team 2's campaign got off to a blistering start by winning not only the first three races but also winning the obstacle race, the rugby pick-up race and the final baton relay race. Qualification was guaranteed for them! Strand team 1 battled bravely but could not overcome some very strong competition in their group. So on to the semi-final for Strand 2! All ten Strandites were to race here in a flat out sprint relay against the other group winners. A brilliant performance with seamless baton changes ensured qualification for the grand final (although it did need a photo finish to separate us and St Mary's Isleworth!) The grand final itself was over in a flash! The four fastest teams in the borough racing at top speed against each other! Another brilliant performance from us was not enough to win overall but all four teams were separated by less than a second!! A very commendable 3rd place out of 45 for Strand!! Well done to Amber, Anna, Cameron, Cleo, Dana, David, Dominic, Evie, Georgia, Haris, Jasmine, Jenom, Jude, Olivia, Peter, Shaydn, Sofia, Zaid and Zak!