COLFOX Academy took a strong junior team to the annual Bryanston relays and were rewarded with a superb victory.

This event comprised of three runners in a team, made up from Years 7 and 8. The strength in depth was evident for Colfox and the Bridport-based outfit was able to field eight teams.

After the success the previous week at Clayesmore, the teams were feeling incredibly positive and the first leg runners got off to a great start with the A and B teams taking an early lead.

As the race gathered momentum the final leg runner, Kieran Coombs, had a battle with an athlete from Bishop Wordsworth School and had to fight hard to maintain first place.

In the end he was able to stay ahead and crossed the line in first place to take Colfox’s second win in just one week.

Coach Andy David beamed with pride over his team’s achievements.

He said: “This is the strongest group of boys I have ever had at Colfox and I am really pleased with these last two results as we have been plagued by injury and illness.

“This team should have made the national final and placed in the top 10 but we had a run of bad luck which looks like it is over now and we can look forward to the final race of the year and next season.”