Berkhamsted Group | 27.04.2018

Berkhamsted achieve best ever athletics performance at Iffley Road

Berkhamsted achieve best ever athletics performance at Iffley Road

Berkhamsted Athletics squads took numerous teams to represent the school in the annual Achilles Relays.

Held at the Roger Bannister Track in Oxford, relay teams competed at the venue where the four minute mile was famously broken in 1954.

Berkhamsted Boys took four squads to run in the U15, U17 and Open 4 x 200m and the U15 4x 100m. The girls were represented in the Open, U16A and U16B age groups in the 4x100m, 4 x200m & 3x800m.

In our best ever year the U15 4x 200m boys and girls team both won with the U17 boys 4x 200m squad also coming second.  Congratulations to these team and all the teams for an excellent set of results.

Congratulations to the boys U15 4 x 200m team in joining the girls 4 x 200m team in winning the Achilles Relays. The U17 boys finished 2nd in their final.

— Berkhamsted Sport (@BerkoSport) April 26, 2018

Achilles Relay Event: A fantastic 4x200m final with the U16A Girls Team winning the event.

— Berkhamsted Sport (@BerkoSport) April 26, 2018

History and prestige

Achilles Relays is a very prestigious event with only the top athletics schools from around the country invited to attend. Berkhamsted been one of the key schools invited and has attended for many consecutive years.

Achilles is an athletics club tracking its roots back in 1864, for past and present members of Oxford University Athletics Club (OUAC) and Cambridge University Athletics Club (CUAC).  In 1963 they started the Achilles School Relay to provide competitive athletics opportunities for all senior school age groups, male and female.

The School has a built a strong connection with this event with Lucy Simson (Deputy Head of Berkhamsted Girls) the event organiser who recently took over from Mark Steed (School Principal until 2015).

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