We are absolutely overjoyed with the success of the second Hove Park School 5K Race last Friday. What an amazing event! 160 students and staff from Hove Park School and Goldstone Primary took part in a cross country course around the school grounds and the local park. It was a really tough run in the heat but Dan from Year 11 came over to defend his title running the course in less than 19 minutes with Year 9 student Finley in second place and Year 7 student Joe in third place. It wasn’t all about speed though and we had some real awesome efforts from students and a huge, overwhelming sense of community spirit around the course. Each finisher received a bespoke medal and a goodie bag. A special thanks goes to our sponsors, Active Physio Clinics, Phone Mike and Safety Mode who donated printed water bottles for the top 10 finishers in each year group. Local supermarket Sainsburys donated water bottles, sweets, chocolate and carrier bags and Tescos and Co-op donated chocolate bars! Leader of the local running club Hove Hornets, Matt Lambert, started the race and donated oranges for all the students for after the race.
Another hugely successful event in the school calendar and students are talking about next year already!
Head Teacher, Mr Roberts, said:
“It was great to see a second brilliant year of our annual Hove Park 5K. Over 160 students took part and showed once again our school community working together to support others and achieve something really special. It was a fantastic event and lovely to see the atmosphere created by parents/carers, sponsors and other students cheering and supporting everyone across the finishing line. Well done to you all”
Year 8 student Zoran, from Hungary, said:
“I really loved the 5K it was great fun. I made a lot of friends on the way because I ran with people that were similar skill level with me. All the people on the way that were encouraging us were lovely just made me feel really happy and motivated. Near the end I was running with a Year 7 named Lizzie and she was so nice and supportive to me. Overall this 5K just made me motivated to run more and be more active. So, thank you for the experience and see you at next years 5K.”