Muddy conditions did not stop runners from Notre Dame School taking home the cross country title.

The Cobham school beat 14 other entrants at the Surrey schools cross country championships on January 18 to walk away with the U11 title.

Making a strong start and in fourth position after the first corner, Megan Coffey, year 6 pupil, finished in third.

The remainder of the team, Ella Diack, Annabel Simpson, Jessica McNally, Anna Gawander, Kayleigh Mengers and Tilly Jarvis-Smith, all finished strongly, and the team walked away with the title.

The schools three fastest runners, Megan, Annabel and Tilly, will now go on to the south-east schools inter country cross country meeting in March.

Megan said: “It was a difficult course with very muddy conditions. It was a really tough competition and I gave it my all. “I was really chuffed when I heard the team won. I’m looking forward to representing Surrey in the U13 event in Essex on March 29.”

Notre Dame’s U10 team also finished in fourth place, with year 8 runners finishing in the top 20 and year 7 ending in the top half of their respective age groups.