Sidmouth Running Club juniors do well at School’s cross country championships

Three Sidmouth Running Club junior members who were involved in the East Devon Schools cross-country

Three Sidmouth Running Club junior members who were involved in the East Devon Schools cross-country championships; (left to right), Katie Marriott, Toby Garrick and Molly Garrick. - Credit: Archant

This week it was the turn of the juniors from Sidmouth Running Club to shine, writes Terry Bewes.

Kate Marriott, Jo Ashby, Molly and Toby Garrick all donned their off road shoes and headed for the first round of the East Devon Schools Championships at Bicton College.

This is always a fiercely contested event amongst the local schools and this year was no exception.

The first 20 from each age group qualify to go to the East Devon verses Exeter event in Okehampton. Conditions were ideal, dry underfoot, sunny and warm.

Jo Ashby, from year eight, competing against both year eight and year nine students, did well in the school group, but just missed out qualifying, coming in 22nd.


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With all the training he is putting in at the club and the fact he will be a year older all looks positive for next year.

Molly Garrick, another currently in year eight, also had a good run in the school group, but also missed out on qualifying coming 27th.

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Two of our most experienced and competitive runners did however qualify in style, Katie Marriott running in year 10-11 came second in the girls race and Toby Garrick, year 10-11, came third in the boys event and both will now step forward to represent East Devon.

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