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Hundreds of young runners set the pace
2:40pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
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HUNDREDS of children ran in a primary schools cross-country event in Bicester.
About 450 entrants took part in the competition at Bicester Community College from 10 local schools, across three age groups – years one and two, three and four, and five and six.
Parents also came out on Tuesday to cheer on the children, while senior leaders from the community college and 10 members of Bicester Athletics Club helped to run the event with support staff from the primary schools.
Steve Flynn, chairman of Bicester Athletics Club, said: “The two winning teams from each age group will go forward to the North Oxfordshire final at Warriner School in Banbury.
“The message from me is if any councillors want to see if Bicester warrants an athletics development, they should have come here today and seen the children running.”