MOUNT House School in Tavistock hosted its inaugural Greater Tavistock/West Devon/East Cornwall Primary Schools' Open Cross Country event —The Newton Cup.

More than 200 runners from St Andrew's Church of England, Buckland Monachorum, Shaugh Prior and Cornwood, Mary Tavy and Brentor, Lewtrenchard, Trekenner, Whitchurch, Hyde Park, Horrabridge and Mount House took part in the event.

The competition featured four classes — U9 boys and girls and U11 boys and girls.

The U9s course covered just under a mile and the U11s was 1.1 miles long. Conditions were ideal for running: cool and slightly overcast – and the ground was dry but soft. Spectators and officials spread themselves around the pretty rural course and the mood was positive and high energy.

There were strong performances all round with particularly strong showings by the overall highest scoring team of the day: Shaugh Prior and Cornwood Primary School.

The winning individuals and teams were as follows: U9 Boys: Gold, Brandon Whitford, Shaugh Prior and Cornwood Primary School; silver, Luca Tsianavos, Hyde Park Junior School; bronze, Josh Craddock, Lewtrenchard Primary. U9 girls: Gold, Elizabeth Warren, Shaugh Prior and Cornwood Primary School; silver, Krystian Cade, St Andrew's Primary School; bronze, Grace Spooner, Hyde Park Junior School. U11 boys: gold, Josh Monk, Horrabridge Junior School; silver, Cameron Allder, Hyde Park Junior School; bronze, Will Deslandes, Horrabridge Primary School. U11s girls: Gold, Molly Northmore, Shaugh Prior and Cornwood Primary School; silver, Lucy Cooper; bronze, Lucy Steve, Trekenner Primary School. Individual class winners: U9 Boys: Shaugh Prior and Cornwood; U9 girls: Hyde Park; U11s boys: Horrabridge; U11s girls: Shaugh Prior and Cornwood.

Mount House headmaster Patrick Savage said: 'There was a tremendous atmosphere and we were highly impressed with the competitive spirit and sportsmanship displayed throughout.'