More than 200 primary school pupils turned out at Duchy College Stoke Climsland to compete in the first race of this year’s Duchy College Performance Sport Cross-Country League.
Pupils from Years Three, Four, Five and Six took part in one and two mile courses representing Altarnun, Coads Green, Delaware, South Petherwin, Stoke Climsland, Trekenner and Tregadillett. The runners were collecting points for individual medals as well as the overall School Cross Country League trophy which is sponsored by Launceston Sports.
Year Three pupil from Tregadillet Primary School, Charlotte Harris, said the race was “great fun and I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next race”.
Sport Maker at Duchy College, Kate Bourn, said it was “a great start to the Duchy College Primary Cross Country League”.
“It was a difficult but clean course that tested the children’s stamina and resistance,” she added.
Team Lead for Sport at Duchy College, Darren Evans, added: “The cross country league is an amazing opportunity for local primary school students to come together and race competitively.”
“I was impressed with the children’s motivation to compete in quite challenging conditions. Our Level 3 Sport students and NVQ Sport Instructors, along with Military Academy students at Duchy also gained some valuable hands on experience in setting up and helping to run this event.”