Education news | Mini Marathon at Local Schools | Andover & VillagesMore than 330 children took part in the Valley Mini Marathon at Avon Valley College, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, recently.

The aim of the event is to enable a large number of children to take part in a fun run which has an element of competition. There were team and individual categories.

The winner of the girls under 9 was Zara Vince of Great Bedwyn and boys under 9 Isacic Routledge of Christ the King. The under 11 gir’ls winner was Emily Batty of Durrington Juniors and the boys under 11 Matthe Nicton of Great Bedwyn.

In the team event the winners in the girls under 9 was Durrington Juniors and boys Great Bedwyn. In the under 11 category the girls winning school was Burbage and the boys Great Bedwyn.

Students from AVC helped marshall the event and set up the start and finish.

Polly has almost 20 years in the media industry. As Editor of Andover and Villages, she strives to bring the latest and greatest news with a minutes notice. Polly can be contacted via or alternatively called at