Athletics

Athletics success for Truro School teams

June 13, 2017

On Friday 9th June 48 pupils from Truro School went to the Cornwall Schools games athletics qualifier. It was a wonderful day full of very good performances and from our 6 teams 3 have now qualified for the finals on 30th June -2nd / 3rd Year Girls, 2nd / 3rd Year boys and 4th year boys and we look forward to trying to be the best in...

Truro School Athletics Report: County Club Athletics Championships, May 2017

May 23, 2017

Last weekend 24 pupils from Truro School competed in the County Clubs Athletics Championships at Carn Brea, all athletes worked hard and performed well and with a haul of 9 Gold, 11 Silver and 9 bronze medals they can be proud of their...

Sports Day 2015 – Result Overturned!

July 9, 2015

As the sun came up on Tuesday 23 June 2015, the ground staff, maintenance staff and PE department were busy putting the final preparations together for this year’s Sports Day. The forecast was good and everyone in the school was eager to kick-start proceedings by 9.00am.   Following some brief House meetings and final team...

Truro School Success at the Cornwall School Games Athletics Championships

June 30, 2015

Truro School’s Year 8/9 Boys and Year 10/11 Girls athletics teams, representing Peninsula Sports Partnership, competed in the finals of the Cornwall School Games championships at Par on Friday 26 June and emerged with team and individual medals.   The Girls team performed superbly to win the championships in their age group. Congratulations go to...

Molly Long Wins 800m at the Under 20 National Athletics Championships

June 26, 2015

Molly Long’s stellar season reached dizzy new heights this week as she crossed the line in first place at the Under 20 800m National Championships at...

Athletics Summary

June 17, 2015

Junior Girls track and Field Cup – Regional Final – Exeter After a shaky start (breaking down on the A30 22miles from Exeter) the junior girls team performed admirably. Scarlett and Rosie had to go straight onto the track with no warm up to run their 1500m. Bimini and Daisy then had to run their...

Cornwall County Athletics Championships 2015

June 1, 2015

A number of our athletes spent the first day of the half term break competing at the County Championships at Par. The weather was ideal and Truro School obtained 18 medals: 6 golds, 8 silvers and 4 bronzes.   Gold medal winners were: William Becconsall (U13 Javelin), Tom Leigh (U15 Shot Putt), Edward Jane (U17...

English Schools Track & Field Cup Report

May 18, 2015

On Tuesday 12 May the Junior Boys and Intermediate Boys Athletics teams participated in the County section of the English Schools Track & Field Cup at Carn Brea stadium.   The Junior Boys teams emerged in 3rd place out of the competing 16 schools. The highest scoring performance was Harris Mier’s 4.40.8 in the 1500m...

ESAA Track and Field Cup Report

May 14, 2015

The Junior and Inter girls athletics teams participated in the ESAA Track and Field Cup on Wednesday 13 May. The junior girls team finished as Champions whilst the Inters finished in Runners Up spot.   Notable performances: Junior Girls: Freya Hocking (800m – 18 points). Lily Holdsworth (800m – 18 points), Scarlett Hassan (1500m –...

Cornwall County Combined Events Championships

May 13, 2015

8 pupils from various age categories competed at the Cornwall County Combined Events Championships at the weekend. This involved them participating in 5 different athletic events over the course of the day.   All participated in great spirits and showed real determination. Will Becconsall won a silver medal and Nicole Frank, Tom Leigh and Lily...

Jonny Innes – The Youngest London Marathon Runner 2015

April 27, 2015

Truro School Sixth Form student Jonny Innes has been busy getting interviewed by the media this week as he became this year’s youngest London Marathon runner.   Jonny turned 18 on the day of the marathon and, unlike most teenagers, decided to run 26 miles for charity instead of having a party.   Running for...

Truro School in US Scholarships Partnership

April 13, 2015

Truro School has this week revealed a new partnership with American sports scholarship agency Sporting Elite USA.   The alliance gives Truro School A level students the ability to reach out to over 2,000 colleges in the USA that offer sought-after sports scholarships with the option of continuing to combine academic studies.   The partnership...

Biathlon at the SBASC

August 12, 2014

On Thursday 7 August, Truro School hosted a Biathlon at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, attended by some of Cornwall’s leading athletes in swimming, running and modern pentathlon, as well as athletes from Bromley and Millfield.   Truro School was well represented; Elliot won the U13 boys race – with brother Harris in 2nd place...

The Cornwall School Games

July 3, 2014

On Friday 27 June 2014, over 300 students descended on Truro School for the annual Cornwall School Games.   The national event, now in its fourth year, marks the legacy of the 2012 Olympics by giving young people from schools around Cornwall the opportunity to compete in a variety of Olympic sports. This year the...

South West Development Day at Truro School: “An Overwhelming Success”

March 20, 2014

The second Modern Pentathlon Development Day in the Devon and Cornwall area was held at Truro School on a sunny Sunday 9 March.   Based at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, the day kicked off when the 43 young athletes and their parents were welcomed by Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown and Georgina Geikie, the MPAGB...

Truro School County Cross-Country Athletes 2014

March 11, 2014

Truro School cross-country athletes competed in the UK Inter-Counties Championships in Birmingham last weekend.   In the U13 Boys race, involving 300 runners, Harris Mier finished in 82nd position, with brother Elliot in 159th. Alexander McCartney finished in 165th.  In the U13 Girls race, Emily Becconsall finished a very creditable 60th out of 306 competitors....

South West Pentathlon Development Day

March 4, 2014

On Sunday 9 March, students from across the South West are descending on Truro School for the South West Pentathlon Development Day.   This exciting event sees international coaches and Olympians leading students – regardless of experience – in four disciplines – running, swimming, fencing and shooting.   Coaching is in small focussed groups of...

Cross Country Championships 2014

January 20, 2014

Individual and Team Success for Truro School at the Cornwall Schools Cross Country Championships 2014.   On Saturday 18 January, 51 Truro School pupils took part in the Cornwall Schools Cross Country Championships held at Truro School. The athletes performed in very demanding conditions following several days of heavy rainfall.   Five pupils won individual...

Junior Boys’ Success in National Cross Country Final

December 3, 2013

On Saturday 30 November, the Truro School Junior Boys Cross Country team travelled to Southend-on-Sea, Essex, to compete in the National Final of the English Schools Cross Country Cup.   The team of F. Birnie, B. Norton, H. Mier, E. Mier, F. Bareham and A. McCartney ran superbly to achieve an excellent 5th place, out...

Cross-Country Success at South West Schools Cup

November 12, 2013

The Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Intermediate Boys Cross-Country teams travelled to Leweston School in Dorset on Saturday, for the South West Final of the English Schools Cross Country Cup.   The Junior Girls and Intermediate Boys teams finished a creditable 7th and 9th place respectively, whilst pride of place went to Finn Birnie, who...