The Sir John Colfox Academy was the venue for the final area cross country race of the year, a league consisting of three races contested by twelve schools in West Dorset.

Points were given to the individuals and teams based on places and these scores are added up across all three races with the lowest score winning overall.

It was perfect conditions for cross country and a beautiful setting with the infamous hill to conquer.

The first race was the year seven girls' and Woodroffe opened the day strongly by winning the race with Alice Clarke from the Lyme Regis school winning the overall individual trophy.

The second race was the year seven boys', which saw Colfox respond to Woodroffe's earlier win by claiming victory in the race with Oakley Winters-Obrien from the academy winning the individual trophy.

The junior girls' race was the most hotly contested and was a brilliant race but in the end Woodroffe beat Colfox by just a single point to take the title, with the individual winner going to Woodroffe’s Phoebe Clarke.

Colfox then went on to win the final three races as Owen Pitcher won the individual title, helping the junior boys to claim victory.

The school also saw success with Maddy Herbert winning the individual title on the way to assisting Colfox in winning the inter girls.

The final race saw the spoils shared in some respects as Colfox claimed the inter boys but Woodroffe could boast the individual winner with Chet Gillespie.

The school would like to thank CHG South West for sponsoring the trophies and director Robin Goodfellow for presenting the awards while they would also like to thank the Watton Trust for allowing us to use the hill as part of the course.