Uckfield pupils go cross country racing

Uckfield runners in action. Photo by Ron Hill
Uckfield runners in action. Photo by Ron Hill

Eight teams from six schools took part in the Uckfield Primary Schools cross country race event held at Rocks Park School last Wednesday, October 1.

The annual event was brought forward so the first 15 girls and the first 15 boys home were able to train and compete in the next round of the competition on October 22, as a team representing Uckfield. The girls’ event saw Kate Brown (St Philips) take first place and Beth Blackford (Rocks Park) take second place.

The boys’ team from Rocks Park had a fantastic run and broke a record for the 14 year history of the event accruing a total of six points. First came Troy Southall, second, Evan Lester and third, Matthew Vane.

People taking part said it turned out to be a fantastic day and great thanks were given to students from UCTC who gave up their time to marshal the races.