Despite a biting wind blowing through the College campus, Winter Bradfield Day was a great success in early December with many OBs returning to the College to compete in the Huxham Runs, Hockey tournament, Target Rifle Shooting match or, for the first time, a Clay Shooting Pairs competition.

114 runners registered for the Huxham X and V races from across the whole Bradfield Society community including Old Bradfieldians, current parents and staff, former staff, current pupils and also friends from the local community.

OB Hugo Donovan (C 15-19) returned to Bradfield and finished the ten mile course in what is believed to be a record time of 63 minutes and 55 seconds. Runner up was Huxham regular OB Jamie Dellimore (A 10- 15) while the fastest female runner was Emma Halcox who finished in 1 hour and 24 minutes and the female runner up was OB Maddie Loweth (I 16-21) in 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Congratulations to the 28 runners who finished under the qualifying time to claim a Huxham tie or pin.

In the Huxham V race the fastest runner was Army House pupil Peter who crossed the line in 34 minutes and 22 seconds and the runner up was Loyd House pupil Josep in 36 minutes.

The fastest females were friends and OBs who crossed the finish line together Lucy Collins (K 08-13) in 42 minutes and 33 seconds and Jess Rowlands (K 08-13).

A Clay Shooting Pairs competition was also introduced with the College Shooting Coach Sarah Daly supporting Charlie Sykes, who leads clay shooting at Bradfield, hosting parents and pupils shooting 30 rounds down at the Shooting Ground. It was a competitive event and was won by Joanne Walker playing with her son Piers.

As usual the Rifle Shooting competition took place between the College team and the Old Bradfieldians, which is always a closely fought match. This year the OB team won the match by one point 795-794 to claim the Tremlett Trophy.

OBs returning to Bradfield to shoot included Hugo Donovan, Nick Tremlett, Max Garrood, Annabel Morriss, Megan Wilkins, Richard Vary, Ed Malleson, Olly Crewe-Turrell, Peter Reader, Barney Beechey-Smith, Elliot Sewell, Lewis Greenaway, Lucy Mace, Ed Mearns and Paul Wakefield.

Up at the AWP, the Hockey for Mossy tournament was held in memory of David Moss-Gibbons who worked at the College from 1971 to 2005. This year nine teams contested the 7-aside mixed tournament with the winners being the Bradfield staff team captained by history teacher William Boddington.

Bradfieldian teams were led by Ed Mundy (C 12-17), Tim Dellor (G 89-94), Gavin George (A 77-82) and Charlie Gent (F 15-20) with parent and pupil teams also playing their part including a team organised by Jane Carwardine with family and friends and Roger Wall from the SCR too.

We are already looking forward to Winter Bradfield Day 2022!