CHILDREN from schools around Salisbury and south Wiltshire braved the heat to take part in the annual mini-marathon in Salisbury at the weekend.
Youngsters have been training for months to take part in the event, which has categories for under nine and under 11 girls and boys as well as adults – with many parents and teachers joining in the fun.
This year was particularly hot from early in the morning, with the under 11 girls and boys facing blazing sunshine but still carrying on to finish the 2,300m course.
Alison Small, headteacher of Alderbury Primary School, which is one of the schools on the organising committee for the event, said: “It went very well. It was very smooth and efficient.”
She added that organisers would like to say particular thanks to St John Ambulance and to the girls of St Edmund’s School who acted as pacemakers and stepped in to help any of the younger children who needed some extra support.
1st Steve Herring, St Mark’s
2nd Cameron Edwards, St Andrew’s
3rd Owen Brown, Harnham
1st Kate Twentyman, Gomeldon
2nd Abby Abel, Manor Fields
3rd Lucy Coburn, Whiteparish
Under 9 Girls
1st Elena Bessey, Whiteparish
2nd Alicia Finnis, St Mark’s
3rd Lara Makin, Woodford Valley
Under 9 Boys
1st Guy Mitchell, Winterbourne Earls
2nd Thomas Mitchell ,Winterslow
3rd Danny Allam, Downton
Under 11 Girls
1st Imogen Tanner, Gomeldon
2nd Alice Rattue, Gomeldon
3rd Bluebell Jenner, The New Forest
Under 11 Boys
1st Anthony Lynn, Gomeldon
2nd Gregory Herring, St Mark’s
3rd Stuart Cross, St Andrew’s