The 40th Annual Della Jones Mile

The annual Della Jones Mile took place at The Blandford School on Friday 13th July, this year was a special occasion as it was the 40th year that the race had been held, an amazing achievement for both the school and Della Jones herself! This year’s race was once again started by Della, who set up the event to encourage competition within school sport. Della was able to cheer on a record number of 471 participants completing their mile, surpassing last year’s record of 384.

Students and staff from all years took part in the 4 lap race to try and earn valuable points for their house in this year’s house competition. The overall winners of the Della Jones Mile were Lacy House, clinched the victory as they had the highest number of competitors that managed to complete the race in under 8 minutes, securing the house 3 points as opposed to the 1 point for completing the mile.

The PE department would like to thank all of the competitors for making the event very special and for all of the hard work and effort shown by all of the staff and students who took part. It is never too early to start training for next year!

Year Group Male Female
7 Josh Fazakerley Mia Brennan
8 Jay Dunn Lottie Cleal
9 Tom Fuller Eve Masters
10 Cameron Pearce Maisy Allen
Sixth Form Michael Johnson Gergia Bennetts
Staff Mr Spry Mrs Smith

This Years Della Jones winners!