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OIs vs Ipswich School Cross Country Race

On a cold but dry Saturday morning the OIs, led by Tom Hancock took on the 7km race against the present pupils of Ipswich School.
Photograph, Warren Page
Photograph, Warren Page

The course (set by teacher, Lee Morgan) took runners from Tuddenham through beautiful Suffolk countryside. Marshalls stood in the cold at various points to ensure no one took a wrong turn and whilst it was chilly the ground was surprisingly dry underfoot, meaning there were very few slips, slides or muddy participants.

First home was Josh Thompson (OI 2011-16)  with pupil Hugh T taking a very credible second place. Jonny Sage  (OI 2010-17) took third place whilst Tom Hancock (OI 1981-88) came in a credible 4th.

Hot drinks and home made cookies were enjoyed by participants and spectators alike.

A big thank you to Lee Morgan and his team of marshalls for ensuring the race was such a success.

After a quick shower back at school OIs and their supporters enjoyed a curry prepared for them by the catering department. The OI Chair, Nicholas Allen welcomed the OIs and the Head presented the winner's cup to Josh Thompson and the cross country shield to Tom Hancock.

Thank you to all the participants for taking part.

To view the photo gallery go to this link https://oldipswichians.ipswich.school/admin-portal/content/galleries/edit/115

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