Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:00

The Beast 2017

They ran from school via Porth Eirias to Pensarn on the cycle path – some of the students in year 10+ ran back too (brave).  Every year our pupils raise funds for a charity that is chosen by a guest. 

The presentation this year is to Eleri Brady from Macmillan and is being made by Marc Williams (ex pupil and guest presenter for sports awards) and Ishan Mistry and Bethany Jeremy from Year 7 who each raised over £100.

We want to congratulate our wonderful runners and thank Marc for taking part in The Beast 2017.

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  • Ysgol Eirias sports awards2016

    Sports awards is the schools annual celebration of sport and this year we welcomed back ex pupil and now professional cyclist Ryan Mullen to present the awards. Ryan arrived only 2 days after the 160 mile Paris-Roubaix cycle race in Belgium and still managed to join us for a ‘spin ‘ round the Great Orme the day before the presentation.

    Over 60 awards are presented to students who have performed particularly well and also to those students who regularly give up their spare time to help run sporting activities and assist the PE faculty.

    Jake Molloy from Yr 13 became only the second student to win Senior sportsman of the year twice, and Ellie New set a record for the number of awards ,with 6 visits to the stage.

    Team of the year was won by the U16 boys athletics team who won the National title by the narrowest of margins from Cardiff High school last summer. Many of the athletes will be eligible for that team again this year so maybe we can retain the trophy this season.

    The Colours ties are presented every year to year 11 students who have shown ‘outstanding commitment to school sport’ not just for 1 year but over the last 5. I hope the winners will wear the ties with pride and maintain the commitment to sport in the future.

    Following the presentation of awards we challenge students to take part in the ‘Beast’, a grueling 5.8mile run from school to Pensarn. This event gets bigger every year and 121 students from year 7-13 took up the challenge. Ryan Mullen had nominated Help for Hero’s as the charity that will benefit from our students efforts and they were joined by over 20 staff from school who were runners, Marshalls or officials. Without their involvement the event would not be the same.

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    Some of the older students take on a bigger challenge by turning round at Pensarn and running back to school. This was an option taken by 15 students and 4 staff who all successfully ‘tamed the big beast’.  For a number of our Year 13 runners, it was an emotional fairwell to "The Beast" as it was their final opportunity to take part in the run as students.  Hopefully we'll see some of them back in the future as guest runners.

    Our target is to raise £1500 so students need to work as hard on their fund raising as they did on their running.

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