Photo gallery: Sun shines on athletics at the Norfolk School Games
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The sun shone for a spectacular display of high jumps, relays, javelin and discus-throwing which signalled the biggest athletics competition in the county.
More than 700 budding sports stars from across the Norfolk gathered on the track and field at the UEA Sports Park to compete in the Norfolk School Games county finals.
And with all the competitors eager to win, the Olympic style event created a tense atmosphere.
Carys Edwards, 12, at Flegg High School and competing for the East Norfolk partnership, said: 'It was daunting but really fun – I've been practising a lot.'
With races beginning to the sound of a starter's pistol, the pressure was on for youngsters determined to achieve a personal best.
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Matthew Todd, 12, a student at Flegg High School and competing for the East Norfolk partnership, said: 'I'm confident but I really want to win. The atmosphere is exciting, I'm looking forward to competing and hopefully beating my personal best.'
Races varied from 100m to 1500m, showcasing the youngsters' varying strengths. Hattie Bracey, 14, at Norwich High School for girls, and competing in the 1500m for the Norwich partnership, said: 'I do cross country but I'm still nervous, especially competing against some people who are county runners.'
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