Almost a thousand Primary School runners, supportive parents and dedicated teachers and support staff descended upon Quex Park on Saturday (7th Oct) for the annual Primary Cross Country Championships.

The event was hosted by Thanet Athletics Club and Thanet PASSport, and club officials and volunteers were on hand throughout the morning to ensure it ran smoothly.

The event itself was fantastic, with the young runners showing tremendous resolve and effort to tackle the course in very windy conditions. The scale of local running talent was evident, with some great times being recorded by the leading competitors, but what impressed me the most was the sheer dedication of all the runners who really dug deep to finish the course.

I would like to thank Thanet Athletics Club and Gary Rees, from Thanet PASSport, for inviting me along to the event and I look forward to working with both organisations in the future.

I would also like to express a special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event a resounding success – well done.

A full list of results can be found on the Thanet AC website.

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