Twelve schools take part in Spalding cross country

When the going gets tough, the tough get going ... SG161015-105TW

When the going gets tough, the tough get going ... SG161015-105TW

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More than 600 students from 12 schools gathered at Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School for a cross country championships.

As well as hosts Gleed, schools taking part were Spalding High, Deepings, Bourne Academy, Bourne Grammar, Peele from Long Sutton, Boston High, Boston Grammar, Boston’s Haven High, Thomas Cowley from Donington, Thomas Middlecott in Kirton, and Giles from Old Leake.

Georgia Dunk-Neale, from Gleed, taking the race in her stride.

Georgia Dunk-Neale, from Gleed, taking the race in her stride.

There were eight races in all for boys and girls in Y7, Y8-9, Y10-11 and Under 19s.

Gleed PE teacher Ian Billinghurst said races were marshalled by staff from participating schools as well as Gleed Post 16 BTEC sport students.

He said: “As a school we were very proud of all our competitors that were selected from their PE lessons and Friday after school cross country club run by PE teachers John Stewart and Jessica Pearce.

“These students also participate in the Fenland Schools Cross Country competition each term.”

As a school we were very proud of all our competitors ...

Gleed PE teacher Ian Billinghurst

Top 15 finishers from each race in the South Lincolnshire Schools’ Sports Association Cross Country Championships will go on to represent South Lincolnshire. Gleed’s top performer was Lee Addison who won the Y8-9 race.

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Team mates get ready to shine in the schools' cross country. SG161015-102TW

Team mates get ready to shine in the schools' cross country. SG161015-102TW

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All smiles. Some of the competitors who took part. SG161015-100TW

All smiles. Some of the competitors who took part. SG161015-100TW

Gleed's Lee Addison who won the Y8-9 race.

Gleed's Lee Addison who won the Y8-9 race.