Mary Deans and Hyde Park clinch doubles at Plymouth Cross Country competition
COMPETITION was fierce at the 2012 Plymouth School Sport Partnership Primary Cross Country Championships.
Holbeton, Mary Deans and Hyde Park School enjoyed good days and strong performances from students.
More than 40 schools took part in sunny conditions at Staddiscombe.
First up was the minor girls category and it didn't disappoint as the 60-plus girls flew around the one-mile course in a great time.
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In the end Ermington took first place overall with Cornwood and Holbeton second and third, respectively.
The minor boys were up next and again it was a hard-fought race with Holbeton taking top spot closely followed by Hooe and St Josephs.
In the intermediate category 14 schools were in contention so the tight squeeze into the one and only climb was even tighter.
The girls were up first with Maisie Howe from Mary Deans taking first place and leading her team to overall victory with a terrific 19 points.
The boys race was also won by Mary Deans' with a score of 14 points and two of their boys in the top three.
Last up were the major schools and runners from both boys and girls teams crossed the line within seconds of each other.
In the end Hyde Park who took top spot in both races ahead of Widey Court and Compton in the girls' event and Compton and Eggbuckland in the boys'.
Lance Chatfield, Plymouth School Sport Partnership manager, said: "Well done to everyone who ran and a big thank you to all the leaders from Coombe Dean and Plymstock School who helped Plymouth School Sport Partnership staff run the event."