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Day 2 – Over 600 Norfolk Pupils Take Part in School Games Cross Country Finals

Friday 10th February saw day 2 of the 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at Gresham’s School in Holt. The second day of the Games saw over 600 young runners take part in the Yr 3-6 cross country finals.

Each of the participants had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included 80 runners made up of 10 boys and girls from each of years 3/4/5/6.

Despite the cold temperatures and the odd snow flurry, everyone kept in high spirits and the sun even made an appearance towards the end of the afternoon.

Pupils were given the chance to walk the courses prior to the first race to familiarise themselves with the route.

Each of the races was tremendously exciting with runners setting off at a blazing pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the country compete.

The young runners completed the following distances;

• Year 3 (boys & girls) – 1000m
• Year 4 (boys & girls) – 1200m
• Year 5 (boys & girls) – 1400m
• Year 6 (boys & girls) – 1600m

To download the full results from each race please click here.

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

The event was supported by sports leaders from Alderman Peel High School, who acted as marshals to help guide runners around the course.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 2nd March when the Special School Games & Primary School Swimming Gala is held at Sportspark, UEA.

Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 2

Day 2 of the Norfolk Winter School Games moved on to Gresham’s School in Holt where over 600 pupils from across the county took part in the county cross country finals.

All of the pupils taking part had qualified to represent their School Sport Partnership (SSP) by finishing in the top ten places within their age group in their local qualifying competition.

The competition challenged the pupils to run around a challenging off road course around the grounds of the school against the other top 80 young runners in each age group.

The following race were held (distance);

  • Year 3 Girls (1000m)
  • Year 3 Boys (1000m)
  • Year 4 Girls (1200m)
  • Year 4 Boys (1200m)
  • Year 5 Girls (1400m)
  • Year 5 Boys (1400m)
  • Year 6 Girls (1600m)
  • Year 6 Boys (1600m)

Jon Osborne, School Games Organisor for the Norwich School Sport Partnership said;

“It was great to see so many talented young athletes at the event. Being able to pace yourself over a long distance is an important lesson for young people to learn. It was clear today that we have some great young talent emerging in the county. ”

The full race results can be downloaded here.

Day 3 of the games will see pupils from Primary and Secondary schools taking part in two swimming galas being held at the Sportspark in Norwich.