Last Saturday seven Woodbridge School athletes were in Oxford to compete in an annual Southern Inter County cross country championship against the fourteen counties that make up the might of the South of England in running terms. We are delighted to report that young Ruby Vinton brilliantly defended the title she won last year, retaining the South of England Inter County U13 Girls’ title. Recovering from a head cold, Ruby made a steady albeit out of character start, before powering away from the best athletes in the South to win by a clear 10 seconds. This was a truly amazing performance, and Roby has an exciting few months ahead in the build-up to the National championships. Other exceptional performances on the day came from Kit Evans Lombe who was 16th in the U15 boys (just 46 seconds from the lead after 4km of tough cross country) and Nathan Goddard who was 21st in the U17 men (Also just 46 seconds from the lead this time after 5km of cross country). All of our other athletes representing Suffolk on the day finished in the top 100. April Hill and Amy Goddard in the U15 girls (who also happened to be first and second Suffolk finishers), Charlie Turner in the U15 Boys and Alex Evans Lombe in the U17 Men. Congratulations to all of the athletes who now enjoy a well-earned break from racing.