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Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Celebrating our Olympic heroes

Category: News, Sports

On annual Olympic Day, we’re celebrating our long history of representation in the Olympic Games which stretches back 100 years. It was Leslie Housden (OKS 1908-11) who became the first King’s Olympian in 1920. A doctor by profession, he finished the marathon in a time of 3 hours 14 minutes and 25 seconds in Antwerp. More »

Athletes complete 24hr relay raising over £2,700 for NHS workers

Category: News, Sports

Seven local runners, including Matt Stonier (Marlowe, 6a), completed a 24-hour relay last weekend and have raised more than £2,700 for the NHS. The athletes from Invicta East Kent and Ashford AC each did two 1hr 43minute legs, some of which were in the middle of the night, to ensure they covered the whole time More »

Olympic champion Tom Ransley (OKS) retires

Category: News, Sports

Double Olympic medalist Tom Ransley MBE (OKS 1999-2004) has retired from rowing following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games. After leaving King’s, Tom studied at the University of York and then won a Blue for Cambridge during his postgraduate studies, but the highlights of his enormously successful career came in the Men’s Eight Great More »

Harrison makes debut for Harlequins U15s amid Scotland selection

Category: News, Sports

Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s, Remove) made his debut at scrum-half for Harlequins Under-15s two weeks ago. Having previously been at Junior King’s, Harrison joined Mitchinson’s Day House in Remove this year and became a key member of the U15A rugby side last term. He has also been selected for a Scotland U16 squad training camp, joining More »

Shell quad win Inter-Regional Trials

Category: News, Sports

Our rowing club’s Shell boys quad won their time trial at the Junior Inter-Regional Trials on Sunday. Harry Thompson (Mitchinson’s), Zeth Healey (Marlowe), Jamie Blench (Marlowe), Lukas Healey (Marlowe) and cox Giorgia Faulkner (Marlowe) all performed admirably, especially considering this was their first race of the term after a previous head in February had been More »

Sports Results: Lent Term, Week 9

Category: News, Sports

Sports Results Week 9 Further information including fixtures, teams and events, can be found via the Sports Website. More »

Matt finishes astonishing season by winning English Schools Champs

Category: News, Sports

Matt Stonier (Marlowe, 6a) rounded off a cross country season he’ll remember for life by winning the English Schools Championships, his sixth major victory of the year and second national title in a week. Despite more muddy conditions at Sefton Park in Liverpool, the same course on which Matt qualified for his first Great Britain More »

Hope twins lead Cambridge to varsity fencing victory

Category: News, Sports

Arran and Oliver Hope (OKS 2016), President and Vice-President of Cambridge University Fencing Club, helped claim victory over Oxford in the varsity match on Saturday. The 113th edition of the historic fixture took place in the 19th-century Examination Schools building in Oxford. Having spent five years in School House, the twins went on to Cambridge More »

Sports Results: Lent Term, Week 8

Category: News, Sports

Sports Results Week 8 Further information including fixtures, teams and events, can be found via the Sports Website. More »

Matt wins Inter-Counties Champs & British Cross Challenge series

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Matt Stonier (Marlowe, 6a) claimed his first national title on Saturday, winning the Under-20 UK Inter-Counties Championships and the British Cross Challenge series. A field packed with many of the best age-group runners in the country lined up in Loughborough, but Matt convincingly saw off his opponents to cross the tape first. The dominant performance More »

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