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The fastest kids get off the block in Mansfield

Pupils from primary schools across the District proved they are the fastest kids off the block, when they took part in the annual Fastest Kid in Mansfield competition at Berry Hill Park on Wednesday 13 June.

Year five and six pupils from St Philip Neri, Berry Hill, Wynndale, St.Edumunds and King Edwards schools competed in a series of 80 metre races. The top three runners in each age group received a trophy, while fourth, fifth and sixth places received medals.

The event was run by Martin Cook, Sports Facilitator at Mansfield District Council and School Games Officer Nicola Biggs with the support of Mansfield Harriers and Athletic Club.

Martin said: "'The event was a great success and it was fantastic to see so many kids taking part and being inspired. It is hoped that more events like this and the legacy of the Olympics can lead to a greater uptake of sport by young people in Mansfield and will result in more people leading an active and healthy lifestyle."

The fastest kids in Mansfield for 2012 are:

Year 5 girls

1st - Amy Tivey, Wynndale Primary School

2nd - Liz Johnson, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

3rd - Sophie Stewart, King Edwards Primary School

Year 5 boys

1st - Chad Wootton, Berry Hill Primary School

2nd - Oliver Hague, Wynndale Primary School

3rd - Eiron Cashin, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

Year 6 girls

1st - Megan Armson, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

2nd - Olivia Roberts, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

3rd - Abigail Eardley, King Edwards Primary School

Year 6 boys

1st - Thomas Heath, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

2nd - William Swan, St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School

3rd - Jack Weatherer, Wynndale Primary School

Published 18 June 2012

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