Wednesday, November 27, 2019



Memories came flooding back for Brigg Blog when we took a walk to Brick Yard Lane, Wrawby, to photograph some of the competitors from Sir John Nelthorpe School who were taking part in a charity fun run.
The event - involving various year groups - reminded us of our time at Brigg Grammar School in the late 1960s and early 1970s when cross-country runs were mandatory for all boys unless you had a very, very good reason.
We are told this was the first time SJN pupils had used the Brickyard Lane course for something like 20 years.
Teacher Jon Taylor was among the many marshals - staff and volunteers - on duty. And having met up at the A18 end of Brick Yard Lane we told him it was a trip down Memory Lane.
Jon has kindly furnished us with further pictures to complement our own, and he's added the following report...
The Sir John Nelthorpe school Fun Run was held on Wednesday 20th November to coincide with the 350 years celebration of the school.    A variety of activities have been running throughout the week to celebrate 100 years of the Girls' High school and 350 years of the Boys Grammar and Sir John Nelthorpe School. The PE department resurrected the old Brick yard Lane course that was used throughout the 70's, 80's and early 90's.  Over 500 runners completed the course throughout the day and a number of staff also donned their running shoes. A number of past students and staff came to help marshal the course with the Sixth Form, including Bill and Lesley Eldridge, Steve Baggott, Rich and Jenny Rivron and Helen Cresswell. The Fun Run was a sponsored event and the money raised will be distributed to a number of good causes including the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, Martin House, Lindsey Lodge.  All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and many completed the heavily marshalled route in less than 25 minutes. 
The quickest times of the day were Harry Barker (Y10) and Cortez Reilly (Y9) who both completed the 3.6KM course in under 14 minutes. The pupils enjoyed it so much that they have asked to do it again next year.
Use this link to view many more pictures from the event...