ERMYSTED’S had another great day on the Howgill Fells above Sedbergh in the ninth National School Fell Running Championships supported by the Fell Running Association and this year, hosted by Sedbergh School.

They came away with the Year 8/9 and Year 10/11 titles while their Year 7s were runners up.

Skipton Girls High School had an equally impressive day as they too won two of the team titles courtesy of their Year 7 and Year 8/9 runners.

There was also a local winner with Skipton Academy’s Joe Hudson retaining his Year 10/11 title.

Ermysted's Year 8/9 team were defending champions and they retained their title with Louis Hudson (2nd), Harvey Lewis (4th) and Sebastian Seggar-Staveley (6th) impressing.

Hudson finished runner-up for the third-successive year. Sedbergh's Fraser Sproul was the third different athlete to beat him in the event.

The B’ team of Alex Thompson (11th), Arthur Peel (12th) and Jath Lee (16th) would have beaten every other school’s ‘A’ team. Hamish Wills the final Ermysted's coming a creditable 37th out of a massive 188 entrants.

There was a quality field for the Year 10/11 race and Tom Barrett produced a strong run to finish second behind the impressive Hudson.

Matthew Kenneth (15th) and Will Thompson (24th) helped Ermysted's take the team title. Their non-scorers were Sam Thom (35th) and Laurie Petrucci (58th).

The Ermysted's Year 7 team came third overall. Donabhan Rudden led the team home in 15th, Logan Brown was 23rd and Tom Ashley (31st).

Four other runners, Andrew Clay (39th), Elliot Wood (52nd), Andrew Robinson (57th) and Felix Boardwell (72nd) competed for Ermysted's

Alex Ashby came 11th and cross country captain George Maloney (25th) in the senior race.

In the girls Year 7 race, Emma Peel came 7th, Katie Handley (21st) and Scarlet Guise (30th) to win the team award for Skipton Girls High School.

Their Year 8/9 team comprising of Alice Jones (2nd), Lilli Carr (3rd) and Freya Mitchell (7th) easily won the team title. Although not having teams in the older age groups, individually Year 10 student Emily Jones was ninth and in the seniors, Hannah Thom came 13th.