Local Primaries Unite for Cross Country Competition | King's College Taunton

Local Primaries Unite for Cross Country Competition

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Representatives from more than two dozen schools across the Taunton area descended on King’s College at the end of last month to take part in the Primary Schools’ Cross-Country Relay.

Over 280 runners from primary, middle and prep schools took part in what was another successful and enjoyable sporting event.

The schools represented included Danesfield Middle in Williton, Swanmead Middle at Ilminster, King's Hall, Crowcombe and Stogumber Primary School, Samford Arundel Primary, as well as many from within the Taunton area.

This event is one of several hosted by King’s College in conjunction with SASP, and involves promising cross-country runners from local independent and state schools.

Sarah Hughes, Leader for PE and Sport at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Taunton, said: “We have a thriving extra-curricular running club and took five teams to compete in the SASP primary cross-country relay race. Hosted by King’s College, this is one of several opportunities offered to our pupils to compete individually or as part of a team alongside children from other local primary schools."

She added: “This is always an exciting and well organised event and the children enjoy running around the extensive grounds of King’s College. They came away inspired and are already looking forward to the next opportunity!”

Richard Llewellyn-Eaton, Head of Athletics and Cross-Country at King's College, said: “The events that we host here at King’s grow in popularity year by year. It’s great to see so many youngsters taking part and enjoying our cross-country events.”

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