Athletics at Cumnor is open to all, regardless of a pupil’s age, ability or previous experience. It is available to pupils via normal school games sessions, extra occupations and the school athletics team. Games sessions operate as an alternative sport session once a week in the summer term. During these sessions children can participate across multiple disciplines and gear themselves up towards the well known Cumnor sports day whereby; every child in the school participates in 3 or more events during the course of the day with a well rested break over a picnic lunch with their parents over the picturesque terraces of Cumnor overlooking the South Downs.
While enjoying dedicated coaching and tailored training to help each individual child reach his or her potential, everyone also has the chance to represent the school in our athletics team which takes part in up to 7 athletic meets throughout the season with the national championships event in Birmingham concluding our Kalendar .
The athletics team aims to encourage the development of participating athletes, both technically and socially. The sport is available for all those who are technically, physically and readily available to partake in these magnificent events. As well as the athletics team, It is also available as an extra for those willing to go the extra mile in training through school occupations from 5-6pm on a Monday and Tuesday in the summer term.
Athletics at Cumnor enjoys an enviable reputation, with many of our athletes representing Sussex at the regional level and beyond. Recently we have seen Alex H., Sam H. and Fenton D. invited to the long wait-listed athletics club of Lewes. We have also developed several national champions notably Hugo Cordeschi (Y8) setting the national record for the U14 boys 300m sprint in 2015 in Birmingham.