Over 1,500 pupils’ unite for Burghley Run!
Celebrated as a major annual fixture in the Stamford Endowed Schools’ calendar, the notorious Burghley Run was held on Thursday 22nd March 2018 bringing over 1,500 pupils from all three schools together at the same time running the same route. Pupils from Stamford Junior School were joined by boys and girls from Stamford High School and Stamford School all starting and finishing in the same place with different routes designed for different age groups.
A long-standing tradition originating at Stamford School, the Burghley Run now includes all three schools and encapsulates perfectly the feeling of community and Stamfordian spirit. starting from as young as reception children at Stamford Junior School. Pupils of all ages are supported by their peers no matter which school they attend evoking a true sense of belonging and sportsmanship for all.
The run, which varies in length depending on age, takes place on a specific route around Burghley Park and whilst it is a test of endurance and determination it is, more importantly, a celebration of the enjoyment of outdoor sport and running in the stunning surroundings of Stamford.
Director of Sport for the Stamford Endowed Schools, Mark Nasey, adds, “What a fantastic achievement by all pupils and a sight to behold – over 1,000 students in the outdoors. The Burghley Run is a fantastic example of pupils coming together as one to enjoy sport no matter what age or ability. We believe that sport at the Stamford Endowed Schools can play a significant role in the overall happiness, health and well-being of all our pupils, which is so central to all we do here. To learn the enjoyment and reward that can be gained from healthy, well-balance lifestyle from as early as reception years can be hugely beneficial in later life.”