The area in front of the Chapel was filled with excited students and teachers on the morning of January 25th for the much anticipated annual road race, which held as a part of the Inter-House Sports Meet.
After many hard days of training the athletes gathered around the starting point in front of the Chapel in their respective house colours. The school boys were standing along the route to encourage the athletes as they all set out to run the 4km race. A total of 75 participated in the race, 15 athletes were allowed from each house.
The route was as follows:
The race began from the Trinity College Chapel and from there the athletes ran up the Sri Dalada Thapowana Vihara Mawatha (past Udawattakele) and turned right to Sri Dhamma Dhassi Mawatha (Lexicon International School). The athletes then went past the Vidyartha College Primary School and up Old Matale Road (Greenhill International). After climbing up the steep hill they continued through Lady Gordern’s Drive and down the same path that they started off to the finishing line back at the Chapel.
The top 10 athletes were as follows:
- M.N. Divyan (Simithraaratchy)
- Sanuda Gunawardena (CBH)
- N.A. Perera (Oorloff )
- Koojana Kulathunge (Lemuel)
- Abidh Jameel (Garrett)
- U. Nevilraj (CBH)
- S.M. Akash (CBH)
- D.C. Delician (CBH)
- S. Aluwihare ( Simithraaratchy)
- Reshan Bandaranayake (Lemuel)
The overall results were as follows:
1st Place – Central Boarding House
2nd Place – Garrett House
3rd Place – Oorloff House
4th Place – Simithraaratchy House
5th Place – Lemuel House
The athletes, along with the officials would like to thank the Sick Room Staff as well as Dr Rukshan Karunathna for taking care of the medical requirements. We look forward to a great final day of the Inter-House Sports Meet on the 31st of January at Asgiriya.
Review by Abidh Jameel