Norfolk athletes shine at English Schools Cross Country Championships
- Credit: Archant
Norfolk's cross country runners made the long journey to Blackburn and came away with a trophy at the English Schools Cross Country Championships.
The junior boys (under-15) were the best county to finish with all eight of their runners. With six to count they were 13th and were led home by Jack White who had an excellent run to finish 18th in a race that had 340 competitors from 44 counties.
He was backed up by Edward Cator (58th) and Harley Swan (85th).
The muddy 3.6km course contained an enormous hill to test the runners at Witton Park.
The junior girls, who have competed with great distinction throughout the season in club events, didn't disappoint either.
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They finished as 14th county and were led home over the 3.2km course by Katie Goldsmith in 41st and were backed up by Ellie Taylor (51st) and Meredith Winship (74th).
Luke Spear finished 53rd in the under-17 boys 5.5km race over a gruelling course. George Bowen was the first Norfolk competitor home in the senior 6.7km race in 81st.
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While Norfolk's overall standing, in national terms, is disappointing there is great encouragement for the future.