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  • Runners on right track for success!

    Malcolm Hindle

    A TEAM of talented young runners from Formby High School have been making quite an impression in their chosen sport.

    They won the North West finals of the English School’s Cross Country Cup and therefore qualified for the national finals.

    The six boys from Year 8 clinched victory in the regional event in Sedbergh, Cumbria, earlier in November, beating teams from Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Merseyside and Lancashire.

    The achievement meant they became the first team from Formby High to qualify for the national final, held recently at  Sevenoaks School in  Kent. They came  in a credible 13th position out of 27 schools – a feat made more impressive in a line up made up mainly of boys’ independent or grammar schools.

    Coach Karyn Hannaway, said: “I’m extremely proud of the team and the hard work they have put in on their journey to the national final.

    “There were more than 580 schools in the competition at the outset, with many schools bringing dozens of athletes to the heats, but these six friends have got together in all their races to achieve some great results. Well done boys… and keep on running!”

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