The annual cross country fixture between the Old King’s Club, King’s pupils and King’s staff took place on Saturday 26th February on a beautiful day on Wimbledon Common.
The race had a good turnout, with many OKs running and supporting the annual fixture. The 4 km event saw stiff competition, with the final results being very close. It was won by upper fifth pupil Caleb (U5L), who ran it in 15:22, Shivoham (L6M2) did well to clock 15:57 in second place, and Hugo (U6L1) followed in third place with a time of 16:20.
Special thanks to cross country captain Sam D (U6L2), who helped Mr Reekes mark and unmark the course, and Hugo and Ally (U6MAC2). Thank you also to Kevin Hawney for showing his support, as always, and for putting his name to such a stellar event.Kevin Hawney Cup Race
On Saturday 8th December, members of the Old King’s Club, the King’s College School staff and the King’s College School pupils gathered for the 11th consecutive Kevin Hawney Cup race on Wimbledon Common.
It was a good mixed turnout and a competitive race. Despite an unfortunate wrong turn on the course, all runners finished and Hector Revill, representing his brother in the 4th form, won the race in a very good time of 15:10 over the 2.7 mile course. He was closely followed by Morgan Rennie in the L5th.
The race was a great opportunity for OKs to catch up and to have a cup of tea afterwards and we look forward to hosting the 12th race next December.Cross Country: Arthur Berkley Wins Cup
The 2016 Kevin Hawney Trophy with the annual OKs vs Pupils vs Staff race was run over the old Junior Cross Country Course on an overcast 10th December. The Kevin Hawney Trophy was won by Arthur Berkley (OK) and the match was won by the OKs. The race was started by Sam Bennett with a toot on his trumpet, Sam’s father Giles was running for the Staff. There were seventeen runners. Our thanks to James Trapmore and Julian Smith for organising the race and the School for providing the refreshments. Runners of all standards, as well as guest runners and spectators, are welcome at the 2017 race which will be on the equivalent Saturday.Cross Country: James Robertson Wins Cup
On a bright sunny December morning, the 2014 annual Old King’s Club Cross Country Race took place, a two and a half mile run across the beautiful acres of Wimbledon Common. The individual winner was James Robertson (OK 2007) who led the OKC team to a win against the staff and the pupils. Participants and spectators returned to the School for refreshments and presentation of the Kevin Hawney Cup, by Kevin, to James Robertson. We are most grateful to James Trapmore for organising the event and to the School for providing the refreshments.
All standards of runners are welcome at this event held annually in December.
Micky King (OK 1959)OKC v. Students v. Staff Cross-Country Race
The Annual Cross Country race for the Kevin Hawney trophy and Former Pupils vs. Staff vs. Pupils race was run on the very pleasant morning of the 7th December. The race and the Kevin Hawney Trophy was won by Richard Winchester, a recently joined member of staff. The mob race was was won by the Staff with the Former Pupils second. We all returned to the School to swop news of each other over refreshments of a cup of tea, sandwiches and sticky buns.
Micky King, OKC Chairman