Camp hill estate near Bedale north Yorkshire was a new venue which proved much tougher than first thought, as the undulating farmland was churned into thick mud by the final race of the day.

Officials Margaret Belk and Dave Roelands, and marshals Tash Todd, Emma Cowen and Mrs Willoughby from Kendal AAC were amongst the volunteers who were praised for their first class organisation of the 2000 athletes from across the north of England.

Leven Valley runner Georgia Bell was Cumbria’s leading U13 girl, coming 11th in a field of 210 followed by Eden runner Felicity Evans 39th . Kendal’s Sophie Cowen followed just 3 secs behind Felicity, with Elsie Barker, Ella Martindale and sister Madeline completing Kendal’s team .

Only 4 seconds separated the 6th & 16th U13 boys, Borders' Alfie Lamb was 9th in 9.51 and Kendal’s Louis Bigland ran a storming race 9.53 with the same time as 12th place runner, but given 14th.

Leven Valley's Will McNally was 27th in 10.09.

A strong finish by Leven Valley’s Jessica Bailey produced a silver medal performance with team mate Olesia Winder 16th. Kendal’s Sarah Smith ran the 4.02 km in a hard fought 16.33.

Four Cumbrian’s made the top 20 in the U17 women, Borders' Anna Mason 11th, Eden’s Amelie Marshal 14th , Kendal’s Lillian Lewis 19th and Chloe Rylance, Ambleside, 20th. Kendal’s Georgia Heath was 20secs behind Lillian and followed by team mate Lottie Beardswood.

After finishing third in last year's U15 race it was a big ask for Kendal’s Fraser Sproul having moved up to U17s. Never to be underestimated Fraser’s mature approach and strong race head rewarded him with a bronze medal once more. Eden runners had a great result, led home by Ben O’Dowd, 19th, backed up by Robin Regan , Solomon Johl , Charlie Harding ,Oliver Season, Edward Salt to finish a well earned fifth team .

In the junior men Kendal AAC runner Luke Bowen accounted himself well to finish 35th. In the junior women’s race Olivia Mason of Border ran a dominant race finishing 26 secs ahead of her nearest rival.

Eve Pannone of Eden runners ran impressively to finish 4th.