King Henry VIII Relay Race 2017

The 46th annual King Henry VIII Relay Race took place on Wednesday 1st February with runners from over 80 teams competing. Boys' teams completed six laps of the 2.3 mile course while the girls' teams completed four laps of the same course. 

Pictured: Winning Boys' team, Loughborough Grammar School with Guest of Honour, Liz Yelling

Superb performances were displayed by many of the students and every competing team deserved to be proud of their achievement. In the end there could only be one winner, with Loughborough Grammar School carrying off the Boys' title for the first time ever and Sevenoaks winning the Girls' title in splendid style. 

Pictured: Winning Girls' team, Sevenoaks School with Liz Yelling

We were honoured to be joined by our Guest of Honour, Liz Yelling. Liz has been at the forefront of British Cross Country for the last two decades, representing GB at the Athens and Beijing Olympics and winning four National Cross-Country titles herself. Liz kindly awarded the prizes and spoke inspirationally about how to persevere, bounce back from challenges and always aim high. 

Pictured: King Henry VIII School Boys' Relay Team with Liz Yelling

Pictured: King Henry VIII School Girls' Relay Team with Liz Yelling

We are very grateful for the support of all parents, pupils and teachers who participated.