Headington fields huge team at 10k race

Once again Team Headington took part in the Town and Gown run in Oxford on Sunday 12th May. Headington School was proud to have gathered one of the largest teams of runners across the whole event with 90 runners taking part across the junior 3k and 10k runs.

Team Headington was made up of current and former staff, parents, girls, alumnae and supporters and were easily spotted around Oxford by the Headington School horse T-shirts.

First across the line for Headington was Head of Modern Languages Mr Jonathan Marshall in an incredible time of 38:29, making him 115th overall and well over a minute faster than the time he recorded last year. First Headington woman home was Biology teacher Dr Emma Coleman-Jones in 38:46 – Dr Coleman-Jones was fifth woman in the whole race and first in her age category. In the Junior race, Year 6 girl Sophie completed her 3k in an impressive 12:48 making her fifth girl and third in her category – an incredible achievement.

The event was well-supported in all sectors of the Headington community, with the new Head Girl trio of Georgie, Teresa and Katherine all completing the 10k course along with Headmistress Caroline Jordan, while several Prep School and younger Senior girls raced in the 3k event.

The whole team was cheered on by many enthusiastic Headington supporters. After the race, Headington runners and supporters celebrated their athletic achievements with well-deserved drinks and nibbles. The event raises money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

We hope to see even more Team Headington runners at next year’s Town and Gown run!