Last updated: 21/09/2019
Since the year 2000, our annual Athletics Sports Day for Years 7–9 takes place at the John Charles Centre for Sport (formerly called the South Leeds Stadium). Almost 600 of our pupils compete in 11 different athletics events.
It is a highlight of the school year, a wonderful celebration of sport, incorporating both inclusion (98% involvement) and excellence, with school records broken every year.
As ever, parents and carers are very welcome to attend our Sports Day and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year.
Date of the next Sports Day:
Monday 13 July 2020
Sports Day News Stories
Winning Forms 2003–19
The most successful form since 2003 is Postgate, winning 11 Year titles.
No form has ever won Y7, Y8 and Y9 in the same year.
Forms who won sports day all three times they entered it:
Gwyn, who were Y7 in 2010
More who were Y7 in 2012
Postgate who were Y7 in 2014
Clitherow who were Y7 in 2016
* In 2003, Dickenson and Fisher were tied to win Year 7
** In 2007 only Year 7 did a Sports Day and it was held at school.
St. Mary’s Menston Athletics Records
The longest standing records were set in 1981:
Y7 Girls' Shot Putt J Foster 7.87m 1981
Y9 Girls' Shot Putt C Thompson 8.83m 1981
Sophia Hall holds the most individual records (4), setting them between 2004–6
The fastest 100m across all year groups, 11.69 seconds was set in 2013 by Joe Gardner, a Year 7 boy
Note: Records before 2000 were established on the school 300m grass track
St. Mary's Menston Athletics Records (updated 2019) (PDF)
Number of records broken per year
As part of our school's ongoing photos and memories project, an online gallery of Sports Day photographs has been created.
St. Mary's Menston Sports Day photos gallery (2,600 photos)
Sports Day photo galleries by year: