The popularity and success of Athletics is growing and there is a great spirit of competition we have not seen in recent years.
Participation and success in the UK Athletics Norwich Union Shine Awards leads to the award of a Yellow, Green, Blue, Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, depending on results achieved. Not only does this provide an opportunity for our athletes to compete against each other, but taking part gives the incentive to improve personal performance and achieve individual potential.
Our season includes a number of fixtures against other Independent Schools, including Barnard Castle and RGS Newcastle. The season culminates in the HMC Track & Field Independent School Invitation meeting at Gateshead Athletics Stadium, which brings all the best athletes in the area together and allows our athletes to gauge their ability against the very best opposition. We also give our athletes the opportunity to take part in the Durham County Track & Field Competition where success leads to representative honours at county level.
We also hold annually a very popular Inter-House Athletics Championship at Maiden Castle Sports Stadium in Durham. The Championship rounds off the season with what is always a day of great competition, sportsmanship and determination.
FIXTURES AND RESULTS
You can view all fixtures and results on our dedicated Durham School page on the School Sports web site: http://www.schoolssports.com/school/Contact.asp?Id=101 This site will enable you to check fixtures and results as they happen, for the whole academic year.
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