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First rough runner race held at Rendcomb College!

Rendcomb College, the independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 3 to 18 in the Cotswolds, last week held its first ever 'Rough Runner Challenge' obstacle race for Year 7 pupils at Prep Schools around the country.

The Rendcomb Rough Runner Challenge saw more than 100 11-year-olds from Rendcomb College, Dean Close, Kitebrook House, Bredon, Castle Court, Daneshill and Bruern Abbey follow the 2.5 kilometre off-road trail. Kitebrook House took home the girls’ team trophy while the Dean Close boys achieved both the fastest team time and individual time.

Rendcomb’s Head of College, Rob Jones, awarded the prizes and said: “This event is precisely what Rendcomb College is all about; team work, comradery, adventure and overcoming challenges. All of the participants were a true credit to their schools and all approached the course and each obstacle as a team.”

He continued: “Getting back in touch with nature and the great outdoors is vital, now more than ever, as there are so many technological distractions around us. This event, one which we hope to repeat in future, is just one of the ways at Rendcomb College we encourage adventure outside the classroom.”

The obstacle race was set within Rendcomb College’s 230 acre countryside estate and was sponsored by the leading sportswear brand Squadkit. Crossing through the River Churn at two points, following a forest trail, scrambling over hay bales and enjoying a very muddy water slide ensured the children all crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces.

Speaking after the event, Year 7 pupil Archie B from Daneshill school said it was "the best Friday I have ever had."

View the photographs from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1836658516591293.1073741842.1457184101205405&type=1&l=ab68f48042 

Fastest individual, Patrick C from Dean Close with Rob Jones, Head of Rendcomb College
Winning girls' team Kitebrook House with Rob Jones, Head of Rendcomb College
Winning boys' team Dean Close with Rob Jones, Head of Rendcomb College
Winning boys' team Dean Close with Rob Jones, Head of Rendcomb College