Young athletes are great sports at East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championships

PUBLISHED: 22:58 24 January 2017

The East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championship gets underway. Picture: Andy Newman

The East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championship gets underway. Picture: Andy Newman

Andy Newman

Over 300 young runners from nine schools took part in the East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championships held at North Walsham High School, with teams from Aylsham High School and Reepham High Schools each winning three of the six races.

The East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championship gets underway. Picture: Andy Newman

The East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championship gets underway. Picture: Andy Newman

The teams ran races ranging from 2.5km (1.5 miles) and 5.9km (3.7 miles) depending on age, across a variety of terrain including roads, grass and mud.

The team results were as follows - U13 Boys: 1st, Reepham; 2nd, Aylsham; 3rd, Sheringham. U13 Girls: 1st, Reepham; 2nd, Cromer; 3rd, Alderman Peel.

Junior Boys: 1st, Reepham; 2nd, Aylsham; 3rd, Broadland. Junior Girls: 1st, Aylsham; 2nd, Broadland; 3rd, Cromer.

Intermediate Boys: 1st, Aylsham; 2nd, North Walsham; 3rd, Cromer. Intermediate Girls: 1st, Aylsham; 2nd, North Walsham.

The first ten finishers in each race qualified for the County Cross-Country Championships, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground on Tuesday, January 24.

North Walsham High School PE teacher Iain Mills said: “It was great to see so many runners turn out for our area event. Over 300 children took part in the six races, showing that there is a real enthusiasm for running amongst our young people, something which is being nurtured and encouraged by all schools in the area.

“Congratulations to all who qualified for the County Championships, and we hope that they do this part of Norfolk proud in that event.”


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