Long Itchington School produced a winning double at the third race of the Mid-Warwickshire Primary Schools Cross Country League.
Persistent rain made it tough going at the Priors Field School-based course in Kenilworth, with runners having to navigate two streams and muddy farmers’ fields which left one brave soul to finish the course with only one shoe.
Margot Brown, head teacher of Priors Field, presented the certificates to the first 20 girls and boys, with Emily Lovett making it three victories from three in the girls’ event and Jack Reeve winning the boys’ race.
The final league race will be held at Priory Park, Warwick, on Saturday November 29.
Girls’ race (72 finishers): 1, Emily Lovett (Long Itchington); 2, Izzie Fairhurst (St James); 3, Purdy Blane (St Nicholas); 4, Annabelle Holly (Burton Green); 5, Danni Pawlik (Newburgh); 6, Saffie Chiba (Harbury); 7, Thea Mort (Budbrooke); 8, Ana Lovett (Long Itchington); 9, Ellie Cumberbatch (Harbury); 10, Faye Harris (St Teresa’s). Team (9 complete teams): 1, Harbury (53pts); 2, Burton Green (64pts); 3, Telford (74pts) 4, Long Itchington (110pts); 5, St Margaret’s (120pts).
League positions after three races: 1, Harbury (90pts); 2, Telford (86pts); 3, Burton Green (83pts); 4, St Margaret’s (81pts); 5, Long Itchington (75pts).
Boys’ race (123 finishers): 1, Jack Reeve (Long Itchington); 2, Ben Hibbard- Bush (Bishops Itchington); 3, Elliot Warner (Budbrooke); 4, James Kiley (Park Hill); 5, James Duffy (St Augustine’s); 6, Luke Sibley (St Margaret’s); 7, Gabriel Ball (St Margaret’s); 8, Lennon Cramp (St James); 9, Freddie Brooker (St Teresa’s); 10, Ruben Siemon-Kleba (St Paul’s). Team: 1, St Margaret’s (84pts); 2, St Paul’s (89pts); 3, Telford (112pts); 4, Long Itchington (124 pts); 5, Milverton (134pts).
League positions after three races: 1, St Margaret’s (90pts); 2=, Long Itchington (83pts), Telford (83pts); 4, Budbrooke (82pts); 5, St Paul’s (76pts).