REMARKABLE runners from Victoria High School, Ulverston, have lifted the main trophy at the British Schools Orienteering Championships for the 11th year in succession.

They found their way over the step hillsides and through leg-scratching bramble patches on the Temple Newham estate, Leeds, on Sunday to capture the large schools' trophy.

In a remarkable show of strength, particularly by the girls, school teams won every year category for girls from eight to 13 with the boys adding wins for years eight and 12.

As the school only took the trophy by three points last year, teacher Clare Evans said they had been anticipating being beaten this year, but their scoring tally gave them an 11-point victory overall.

Pictured holding the shield is Michael McIver, 15, who gave one of the best individual perform-ances to snatch third place in the year-11 category. There was also a fine run by Joe Taylor, who was third in year eight.

Schools from all over Britain competed and Ulverston are hoping for more good news when results of Saturday's trials over the same terrain to select teams for the World Championships, in Slovakia, in April, are announced.