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The Lord Burghley Trophy

18 MAY 2019


Eton College

St Paul’s School Athletics Club will be competing for the Lord Burghley Trophy, named after David Burghley who won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1928 Summer Olympics. This competition has been held annually at Eton College since 2001. 

The Lord Burghley Trophy itself began life as a champagne bucket that originated from The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the 1984 bombing of the Conservative Party Conference and recalls the scene in Chariots of Fire when Lord Lindsay trained by placing a flute of champagne on each hurdle as an incentive not to knock the hurdles over. Last year St Paul’s Athletics Club came 2nd overall with the Seniors finishing 2nd, Inters 1st and the Juniors 4th with a superb team effort and a new school record set by Philip Kastner in the 100m hurdles. Come and support this year’s team.

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