Mid-Norfolk schools compete in cross country trials

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Nea

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant

A school in Dereham has hosted the Mid-Norfolk cross country trials, bringing together runners from across the region.

Neatherd cross country winners Memphis Symonds and Charlie Dickerson. Picture: Neatherd High School

Neatherd cross country winners Memphis Symonds and Charlie Dickerson. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant

Neatherd High School, which has been hosting the sports event since 1985, greeted more than 120 pupils from five different schools on Tuesday as they each took part in a variety of different races on the Neatherd moor.

The top eight finishers from each race have now qualified to represent Mid-Norfolk in the county trials held at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich on January 23.

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Nea

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant

Of the 48 runners heading to the Norfolk trials, 18 are from Neatherd, 12 Northgate, 13 Litcham and 5 from Iceni.

The runners will be looking to qualify for the Nationals held in a different county later on this year.

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Nea

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant

Speaking of the event, Nigel Miller, head of PE at Neatherd, said: 'Our runners did really well this year. We are sure they will do us proud again when they represent Mid-Norfolk at the trials in two weeks' time.'

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Nea

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant

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More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Nea

More than 120 pupils competed in the cross country trials held at Neatherd High School. Picture: Neatherd High School - Credit: Archant