Over 250 children took part in the Falmouth and Penryn Primaries X-Country Championship held at Falmouth School recently.

The youngsters from primary schools in Falmouth, Penryn and outlying villages, battled it out against each other to qualify for the Peninsula Championship to be staged at Pool Academy on February 25.

The heats at Falmouth were a great success with a record number of students taking part this year. Despite heavy going conditions after rain, the pupils dug deep and fought for places in the finals.

The event was made possible thanks to the Falmouth School sports leaders who did a fantastic job of marshalling and placing the competitors.


  • Year four girls: 1, Erin Devery of St Marys; 2, Anya Hocking of St Mary’s; 3, Bessy Murphy of Mylor Bridge.
  • Year four boys: 1, James Horton of King Charles; 2, Toby Piper of Perranarworthal; 3, Finlay Hudson of Perranarworthal.
  • Year five girls: 1, Nancy Reid of Mawnan Smith; 2,Naomi Marsh of King Charles; 3, Yuki Cornish of Mylor Bridge.
  • Year five boys: 1, Joe Walker of King Charles; 2, Merril Boom of King Charles; 3, Sam Laval of Perranarworthal.
  • Year six girls: 1, Frances Ratcliffe of Penryn Juniors; 2, Summer Kemp of King Charles; 3, Lauren Horton of King Charles.
  • Year six boys: 1, Benji McCartney of Marlborough; 2, Sam Walker of King Charles; 3, Hugo Polglase of Mylor Bridge.