Introducing the King’s Loop!
We recently celebrated the inaugural King’s Loop – a challenging yet fun 2.5k run around the school grounds, inspired by the popular parkruns that take place up and down the country. Pupils and staff, accompanied by boarding pup, Snoops, tackle the course twice a week.
Every Tuesday lunchtime, Years 5 and 6 take to the course, with Years 7 and 8 taking part on a Friday. All entrants are given a loyalty card on which they can record their time and progress. After 12 runs, pupils are then rewarded with an exclusive t-shirt.
What makes the King’s Loop particularly special is that you do not need to run to take part. So far, pupils have acted as role models and trackside supporters, helping competitors to reach their full potential.
Director of Sport, Ali Halls, said: “This is a new idea that I am trying out for both pupils and staff. I believe that running is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but also a sport in which anybody can enter and set their own targets.”
He added: “These targets are completely subjective – whether it’s to beat your previous time, control weight, or improve general fitness. The main message is that everyone is a winner.”
Published on: Thursday, January 24, 2019