Hundreds of youngsters brave wintry weather for cross country finals

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 boys race a

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of young runners braved flurries of snow to compete in a competition's cross country finals.

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

More than 600 pupils took part in the year three to six cross country finals at Gresham's School in Holt on Friday, the second day of this year's Norfolk Winter School Games finals.

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. The finish line of

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. The finish line of the Year 4 girls race. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Each School Sports Partnership (SSP) team included 80 runners, made up of 10 boys and girls from each year group.

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the youngsters brave the cold, with year three students - aged seven to eight - taking on the 1,000-metre course, and the other routes increasing by 200 metres per year group.

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 4 girls race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The event was supported by sports leaders from Alderman Peel High School.

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race a

Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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The games finals continue on Thursday, March 2, when the special school games and primary school swimming gala takes place at the University of East Anglia's Sportspark.

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Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Cross country races at Gresham's School for the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017. Year 3 boys race action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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