COLFOX’S cross country runners delivered superlative results, with the Bridport outfit’s junior boys’ team claiming first in the South of England final at King’s College, Taunton.

Continuing their impressive two-year winning streak, the junior team became the first Colfox team to triumph at the event in 25 years.

Their success was based on astonishing runs from Jonny Styrin and Kieran Coombs in third and fourth, while Kiran Wills finished seventh.

Colfox blitzed the field with a combined low score of 42, some 26 points ahead of Taunton School in second and 31 better than Park Community School from Barnstaple in third.

Meanwhile, Colfox’s inter boys claimed sixth at their South of England competition, behind winners Bishop Wordsworth’s from Salisbury.

The Wiltshire outfit’s low score of 56 led home Reading Blue Coat School by 10 points, with hosts King’s College in third with 69.

Colfox have had a great start to the cross country season with some notable performances at the Leweston Relays and English Schools Cross Country Cup.

Leweston recently held their first-ever cross country competition for boys and Colfox’s inter and junior teams excelled.

The junior boys won with Styrin and Coombs finishing first and second, while the inter boys finished second with Owen Pitcher in second and Oliver Forsee in third place as individuals.

The local rounds of the English Schools Cross Country Cup started in October, with over 1,550 teams from 530 schools competing against other schools in their county. Four teams from Colfox travelled to this event and the junior boys again finished first with Styrin and Coombs in a familiar first and second.

The inter boys finished second meaning both teams progressed to the South England final.

Colfox’s junior girls took seventh and the inter girls fifth with Maisie Macdonald and Katie Evans the highest-placed finishers.

Results – inter boys: 1 Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School, Salisbury 56; 2 Reading Blue Coat School 66; 3 King’s College, Taunton 69; 4 The Windsor Boys’ School, Windsor 76; 5 The Park Community School, Barnstaple 86; 6 The Sir John Colfox School, Bridport 87; 7 Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne 100; 8 Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead 101; 9 Millfield School, Street 118; 10 Richard Lander School, Truro 130; 11 Bristol Grammar School 176.

Results – junior boys: 1 The Sir John Colfox School, Bridport 42; 2 Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset 68; 3 The Park Community School, Barnstaple 73; 4 Poole Grammar School, Poole 90; 5 Newquay Tretherras, Newquay 93; 6 Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School, Salisbury 97; 7 Millfield Preparatory School, Glastonbury 99; 8 Reading Blue Coat School, Reading 119; 9 St Edmund’s Girls’ School, Salisbury 124; 10 Bristol Grammar School, Bristol 131; 11 Charters School, Ascot 146; 12 The Forest School, Wokingham 171.