Saxons stage Peter Palmer Junior Relays

7 & 8 September

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Never having participated in a PPJR event Saxons organised a successful event over the weekend at Michael Hall School and Hindleap Warren

This event is rotated around willing clubs each year, and this year we volunteered. Over 150 juniors from 12 clubs (including 2 from Sweden) took part in the event on Sunday in two competitions; the PPRJ itself and the Daybreak trophy. The PPJR started at 05.00 and the Daybreak (surprisingly) at daybreak (around 06.30). Some of the competitors had never run in a relay before and many had not run in the dark so this was an exciting event for them to be involved in.

The weekend started with a Saxons organised training event at Enchanted Place. Then the participants were shown their accomodation in the Michael Hall schol buildings (organised and manged by a small team from Southdowns led by Kate Turner and Will Heap).  The evening continued with football, volleyball etc on the school playing fields. Supper was provided by Tom's Burger van and I hear he nearly sold out. Then to sleep (or not perhaps).

The relays were planned by Simon Greenwood and were well recieved by the participants. Organisation of the orienteering event was by Sam Prior and Andrew Derrick A small band of volunteers slept overnight at the school to be ready for the early start and everything ran smootly on the day. 

Team results were:

Trophy Position Club Team
Peter Palmer Trophy 1 WCOC A New WAOC
  2 SO SO Well Coached
  3 OK Linne OK Linne 1
Joan George Trophy 1 SYO Killer Bees
  2 SYO Bumble Bees
  3 WCOC The WAOC Strikes Back
Norwich Trophy 1 GO Go Nuts
  2 GO GOji Berries
  3 Sax/DFOK Kent Juniors Rock!
Daybreak Bowl 1 WAOC The Jabberwaocs
  2 BKO BKOntenders
  3 SYO Bees Knees

Congratulations to all. Next year's event is expected to be in the Lake District


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