North-East Essex runners shine at County Schools Championships

The junior girls are into their stride at the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships

The junior girls are into their stride at the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships - Credit: Archant

Colchester & Tendring AC were privileged to host the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships over the tough Hilly Fields course in Colchester, for the third successive year.

The junior boys' field is spread out at Hilly Fields. Photos by John Hyland

The junior boys' field is spread out at Hilly Fields. Photos by John Hyland - Credit: Archant

There were a number of excellent performances by athletes from all over Essex, and the North-East Essex team showed up particularly well.

A number of their athletes have been selected to run for Essex at the English Schools Cross Country Championships, which will be held at Norwich in March.

Results

Oscar Dawson, Ben Miller and Joe Patterson, who all ran well for North-Essex Essex at the County Sch

Oscar Dawson, Ben Miller and Joe Patterson, who all ran well for North-Essex Essex at the County Schools event in Colchester - Credit: Archant

Leading runners from North-East Essex:

Year 8/9 Girls: 6 Milly Presland (Gilberd); 9 Georgia Tombs (Colchester CHS).

Year 8/9 Boys: 7 Matthew Brayshaw (Holmewood House).

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Year 10/11 Girls: 8 Hannah Watson (Colchester High); 9 Elsie Gray (Colchester CHS); 17 Jaszmine West (Col/High).

Year 10/11 Boys: 13 Danny Millwards (St Benedicts); 17 Freddie Richardson (St Benedicts).

Senior boys: 5 Joe Patterson (Colchester Sixth Form); 14 Oscar Dawson (Colchester SF).

Senior girls: 5 Mary Ann Deasy (Col SF); 8 Emily Blackman (Colchester CHS); 10 Amy Haines (Colchester CHS).

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