Success for Beccles and Bungay juniors

Grace Forster, in blue, on the start line at Trinity School, Brentwood.

Grace Forster, in blue, on the start line at Trinity School, Brentwood. - Credit: Archant

The Beccles and Bungay junior Harriers have had great success in representing their schools in various events around Norfolk and Essex.

At the Norfolk Schools County-Cross Country Championships at Sloughbottom Park, Norwich, four juniors competed in various distance races.

Luke Spear won the 6.4k race for the intermediate boys. Will Simm, running 5k for the junior boys, came third. Finn Spear, running 2k for the minor boys, came sixth. Lucy Emmett, running 3.2k for the junior girls, was fifth. All four have qualified to the Anglians at Ipswich on Saturday, representing Norfolk. Also joining them is Lauren Howe who qualified through the Suffolk schools.

On Friday, Grace Forster and Nick Saunders from The Old School Henstead, travelled to Brentwood for the Eastern region of the Independent Schools Cross Country Championships.

Whilst conditions under foot were treacherous, both ran well in very cold temperature. Grace, running 2k, was fourth of 78 runners. Nick Saunders, running 2k was 18th out of 80.

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With Grace’s result in the top 10 she will now represent East Anglia in the Independent Schools National Cross- Country Championships in Rugby.

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