Hundreds of boys took part in the annual Tonbridge School cross-country race, The CRAS, on a chilly afternoon (Tuesday 6 February).
The CRAS Winners’ Cup was won by Oakeshott House, with the Overall House Points Cup being claimed by Welldon House.
It was a good day for Oakeshott and Welldon as they claimed other top honours. Oakeshott won the Senior Team competition, with Welldon winning both the Junior Team and Novi Team prizes.
The Senior Individual champion was Charlie Crick (SH4), the Junior winner was Finn Harvey (HS3) and the Novi CRAS Individual was Joe Baldwin (HS1).
Headmaster Tim Haynes ran The CRAS with the Novi, and through sponsorship has currently raised more than £10,000 for his chosen cause, The Marsh Academy Travel Fund. Set up by Tonbridge boys some years ago, the Travel Fund enables many Marsh Academy students to visit other parts of the UK and to venture abroad.
While the origins of the name are obscure, the race has been known as The CRAS since about 1910. The event was originally run over roads and field paths but now takes place in school grounds. It is a house competition with three age categories: Novi (first year), Juniors (years two and three) and Seniors (Sixth Form).
Winner: Charlie Crick (SH4)
2nd: Henry Weston (JH5)
3rd: Louis Tipper (WH4)
Winner: Finn Harvey (HS3)
2nd: Alec Maurice (OH2)
3rd: Wesley Adamo (SC3)
Winner: Joe Baldwin (HS1)
2nd: Cameron Dymond (OH1)
3rd: Theo Collingwood(WW1)
Picture by Graeme Gales.