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Gresham’s Prep Cross-Country Championships

More than 1,000 children from 36 schools took part in this year’s Gresham’s Prep Cross-Country Championships held on the Senior School site. The annual event, now in its fourteenth year, saw record numbers of children compete on Friday 4th October.

Four races were held for boys and girls in U9 and U11 events. The U9 course was 1,200 metres, with a longer course of 1,500 metres for U11 competitors. The first U9 race took place at 11.15am and saw the children follow a course through Gresham’s School fields and woods.

Rafferty Guildea (The Old School, Henstead) won the U9 boys’ race in 4 minutes 12 seconds narrowly missing out on the championship record of 4 minutes 6 seconds. N. McInally (Salhouse/Neatishead Federation) won the U9 girls’ race in 4 minutes 31 seconds, again narrowly missing out on the course record of 4 minutes 22 seconds. Herbie Leonard (Langham Village School) won the U11 boys’ race in 6 minutes 10 seconds. In the U11 girls’ race, there was a dead-heat between Drew Wilson (Gresham’s Prep) and Jasmine Kiy (Millfield Primary School) who finished the course in 6 minutes 28 seconds, just one second outside the championship record.

At the presentation ceremony, medals were awarded to the first three runners in each race, given out by the Head of Gresham’s Prep School, Mrs Cathy Braithwaite.

Overall, the top three schools in the team event for each race are listed below, with the winning school receiving a trophy.

U9 Boys 
1st       Cromer Junior School
2nd      Bure Valley School
3rd       Gresham’s Prep School

U9 Girls 
1st       The Old School, Henstead
2nd      Fairstead House School
3rd       Fakenham Junior School

U11 Boys
1st       Aldborough Primary School
2nd      North Walsham Junior School
3rd       Cromer Junior School

U11 Girls
1st       Gresham’s Prep
2nd      Bure Valley School
3rd       Coltishall Primary School

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