Pupils from Dame Bradbury’s Junior School in Saffron Walden have shone on the county cross-country stage.

Represented the Uttlesford district, the runners picked up some great individual placings as well as victories at the Essex Primary Cross-Country Championships.

Following the team’s impressive victories at the Saffron Walden and Uttlesford District rounds, the determined Dame Bradbury’s squad were at Garon Park in Southend to take their places on the start line.

The standard of competition was incredibly high, with the most experienced primary school runners from Essex among the 150 talented competitors.

Some of the standout performances from Dame Bradbury’s was a first place for Ruby in the Year 3 girl’s race while the Year 5 girls also secured the county team title, with runner Polly delivering a stellar performance that propelled them to victory.

Sam Godfrey, head of sports at Dame Bradbury's, said: "We are so proud of our pupils and the great performances delivered at the event.

"They all did incredibly well in the previous rounds and were on excellent form in the county championships, where they displayed the determination and hard work that we encourage at Dame Bradbury’s.

"It was brilliant to see how their efforts paid off on the day."