Brentwood School’s Orienteering team conclude a very successful season with an outing to the National Junior Orienteering Finals in Hertfordshire this Sunday.
Head of Orienteering, Mrs Rachel Barford, praised the team, which comprised 14 regular orienteers, for their commitment and determination.
The team last competed at Danbury Park, where Luke Cooper and Hamish Kadirkamanathan achieved 1st and 2nd places on the 3.3km Light Green course, and Stephanie Cooper won the 2.1km Yellow course.
Jessica Mills, Sarah Prior, Kate Bowie-Britton and Theo Williams also put in excellent times on the Yellow course, all achieving under par times. Mayukha Rodrigo, although achieving a very good time, unfortunately had a technology failure and his dibber did not register a time on the very last control.
Emma Bowie-Britton and Catriona Kadirkamanathan achieved 5th and 7th places respectively on the 2.8 km Orange course, again achieving under par times. Heather Trevelyan was accompanied around the Yellow course by her dad, and Mr Trevelyan found out the hard way how muddy and challenging the courses can be!
The Danbury event completed the season’s points tally for competitors, and quick calculations confirmed that Emma Bowie-Britton had achieved the Silver medal for Year 7/8 girls, and Valentin Ivanov the Bronze for Year 9/10 boys. In addition, Gold medals were presented to Brentwood’s team of Year 7/8 girls – Emma Bowie-Britton, Stephanie Cooper and Jessica Mills – for their win in the East Anglian Schools’ Championships.