On your marks! Historic images of Ipswich School’s cross country run from 1975

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

On your marks, get set, go! We take a look back at the Ipswich School cross country in 1975.

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The young students of Ipswich School tackled their way through muddy ditches, slippery slopes and forded streams to compete against their class mates for cross country champion.

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Some of the students appeared to be struggling their way through the tough terrain, while others were fresh faced and ready to do the course all over again.

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The parents of the youngsters spectated, alongside staff and other Ipswich School students, as they encouraged them through the challenging event.

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Some of the students after the race appeared fulfilled with their cross country achievements.

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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The people running in this race will be well into their 50s by now - did any go on to become becoming budding athletes?

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: A

A student uses the poles to help him up the hill for one last push to the finishing line Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

? Do you recognise any of the faces in our gallery - or did you take part? To share your memories, email charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk

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