St Columba’s win cross country championships; retain St Martins Cup

St Columba's College U13 cross country team

St Columba's College U13 cross country team - Credit: Archant

St Columba’s College won the south east School Cross Country Champions, held at Harrow School, last weekend.

On an extremely challenging, muddy course, St Columba’s won the competition by over 40 points.

Josh Edwards, who came fifth, and Henry Fulton opted against potential individual glory in the junior race to compete in the intermediate event and help St Columba’s to victory.

National champion George Groom led from the front and, with outstanding runs from captain Charlie Griffiths, Tom Dee, George Loveman, James Bromfield and Kit Shepard, St Columba’s earned 98 points.

The result rounded off an excellent two days for the college after its U13 retained the St Martins Cup for the fifth consecutive year.

Tremendous individual runs from Thomas Richold and Moyo Adekeye put St Columba’s in contention and third place after two stages. Thomas Brennan’s run pulled the team into second before Nicholas Ralfe, with the second fastest time of the day, won the cup.