Young runners triumph

High Down Junior School's cross country runners

High Down Junior School's cross country runners - Credit: supplied

YOUNGSTERS from a Portishead school ran away with some top prizes from a North Somerset cross country competition.

Held at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston, the contest saw year five and six pupils from High Down Junior School take on their counterparts from schools across the district.

Alana Torrington and Madeline Vaughton finished 13th and 14th out of the 180 girls taking part, with their group winning the team competition.

In the boys’ category, High Down finished third in the team competition.