Telford School dominate opening cross country race

A beautiful morning greeted runners at Southam College on Saturday for the opening race of the Mid-Warwickshire Primary Schools’ Cross Country League.

The flat, two-lap course introduced competitive running to most of the runners, with Telford winning both the team events.

Emily Bragg, left, pips Elspeth Unitt for third in the girls' race.

Emily Bragg, left, pips Elspeth Unitt for third in the girls' race.

Elise Edgar (St Margaret’s) and Max Zwarteveen (Telford) were the individual winners, with Zwarteveen edging a thrilling three-way sprint in the boys’ event.

Girls: 1, Elise Edgar (St Margaret’s); 2, Melanie Gould (St Nicholas); 3, Emily Bragg (Telford); 4, Elspeth Unitt (Long Itchington); 5, Emma Smithson (Telford); 6, Imogen George (Clapham Terrace); 7, Rebecca Bond (Claphan Terrace)l 8, Charlottel Marshall (Budbrooke); 9, Rosie Dillon (St James); 10, Emily Knox (Priors Field). Team: 1, Telford (50pts); 2, Long Itchington (58pts); 3, St Margaret’s (83pts).

Boys: 1, Max Zwarteeven (Telford); 2 Robert Marlow (St Margaret’s); 3 Callum Scott (Budbrooke); 4, Matthew Robinson (Woodloes); 5,Jamie Robinson (Woodloes); 6, Harry Wimpenny (Milverton); 7, Dylan Pillinger (Milverton); 8, Ruairc Winston (St Teresa’s); 9, William Groves (St Margaret’s); 10, Matthew Leek (St Nicholas). Team: 1, Telford (49pts); 2, St Margaret’s (59pts); 3, Milverton (89pts).