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x country in uttlesford- the new sports initiative

The Uttlesford school sport partnership is trying to provide far more running opportunities for children in Uttlesford. The programme started last year in the Saffron Walden and Newport area with the great support from Derek Jones and Saffron Walden Triathlon club. The project has now been extended by Jackie Coleman, the School Games organiser in Stansted and Dunmow schools. The initiative is to support the running clubs that are being run in primary schools and offer the children more races to attend, to extend their fitness and have some local competiition.

The Saffron Walden and Newport Schools had their first event this monday at Friends school.  The event was extremely well attended with 224 children from year 3, 4, 5and 6 boys and girls. This was the largest number of children running in an open event since the project started last year. Their next race is on Monday 11th November, again at Friends school.

The Dunmow schools had their first race at Stebbing primary school. For the first race the attendance was very promising with over 80 young children competiting. Their next event will be in the new year on Wednesday 26th February 2014. A running specialist will be supporting the new inititive in the Dunmow and Stansted schools.

The Stansted schools will have their first race on October 23rd. We hope that the parents of the Stansted schools will bring their children in years 3,4 ,5 and 6, both boys and girls, to this event. It is an open race and all the children are placed. The feedback from parents and children has been very promising.  This initiative is to encourage children to raise their fitness level as well as ultimately enjoy running!


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