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Hatton House do The Bath family fun run!

Monday, 14 March 2016

When we woke up we knew it was going to be an exciting day. It felt like Spring had arrived and the sun had decided to shine. With running numbers already fastened on our race t-shirts and timing chips attached to our laces we made our way down to breakfast. This morning we were treated to a runners breakfast fit to be served at the Ritz! We had fresh pineapple, melon, homemade granola, yoghurt ....mini pastries, hot chocolate and marshmallows.......plus a homemade smoothie full of fruits, mint and ginger to send us on our way. We waved off  four Hatton runners heading to Malvern for the National Cross Country Championships and wished them good luck.

It was then time for us to leave and join the community of Bath and the 30,000 visitors for the Bath Half Marathon. Thirteen point one miles seemed a little adventurous for a Sunday morning so we opted for the Family Fun run however Mr Coombe, Miss Potter and Mr Mahon all decided that they had the energy to take on the Half Marathon which they did in style!

Thanks to the faithful Hatton beanies and hoodies, the distinctive red white and blue enabled us to stick together through the crowds in the runners village. The atmosphere was electric as everyone warmed up for the race ahead.

Hatton joined the other 1500 youngsters at the start line on Great Pulteney Street surrounded by the wonderful Georgian architecture and a blue cloudless sky.

The horn sounded and off they sprinted.............minutes later Hamish Campbell-Colquhoun was on the home straight coming 46th place out of 1500!  (5 min 57) Seconds later Shun Manome   came through the finish (57th in  6 mins.01). Our first Hatton girl to finish was Ella Otenaike 341st place in 7 mins 55. Everyone finished in great spirits and enjoyed the treats in their goodie bags ......some were even asking to do it again!

With an ice cream in hand we were able to relax and cheer on the half marathon runners before making our way back to school for a picnic on the Sham field.

The running continued for the rest of the afternoon as we made the most of the brilliant weather, playing games , hunting Easter eggs and entertaining Miss Hartley's dog.

With the cross country runners back having had an equally amazing time the Sunday routine ended with letter writing and a wonderful roast before getting an early night.

It's been a fabulous last Sunday of the Lent Term and Miss Stoelinga has done an amazing job of creating today's video which captures the atmosphere of the day's event. We hope hope you enjoy the video!

With the end of term only 5 days away excitement is building and we are also looking forward to the performance of the Lion King. If we don't see you on Friday for pick up we hope you have a fantastic holiday.

Best wishes

Miranda, Jonny, Laura, Anna, Rebecca, Ed, and Olly

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