Sidmouth youngsters impress at Devon Schools Cross Country Championships

Sidmouth runner Joe Ashby at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships

Sidmouth runner Joe Ashby at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships - Credit: Archant

Five junior members of Sidmouth Running Club made it through to the Devon Schools Cross Country Championship , held at Stover School, Newton Abbot last Saturday and all came away with exceptional results of which they should be proud, competing against schools from all over Devon, writes Terry Bewes.

The three Sidmouth students who were involved at the Devon Schools cross Country Championships, left

The three Sidmouth students who were involved at the Devon Schools cross Country Championships, left to right: Katie Marriott Toby Garrick and Molly Garrick. - Credit: Archant

There were around 400 competitors over the various races. It was an achievement in itself that they all made it to the final having to go through the qualifying races at School, East Devon, then Exeter and East Devon.

It was a tough course which claimed several victims due to the muddy, slippery conditions

Toby Garrick, year 10, competing against year 11, came sixth.

Katie Marriot, year 8, came 13th beating many who had beaten her in the qualifying heats.


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Ollie Beech, year 6, competing against year 7, came 9th, Jo Ashby, year 7, came 21st and Molly Garrick, year 7, came 24th.

Toby and Ollie will now represent Devon at the South West Schools competition being held in Cheltenham in February.

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Sidmouth Running Club congratulates them all.

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