Susannah and Ruaridh master coastal course

08/03/14, TSPL, Scotsman, RBS, Six Nations Rugby International, Scotland v France, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Scotland coach Scott Johnson watches from the stand.' Pic Ian Rutherford
08/03/14, TSPL, Scotsman, RBS, Six Nations Rugby International, Scotland v France, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Scotland coach Scott Johnson watches from the stand.' Pic Ian Rutherford

St Mary’s School in Melrose had a very successful day at the annual Preparatory Schools’ Cross-Country Championships.

Held at John Muir Country Park in Dunbar, the course incorporates running on grass, tarmac and sand.

08/03/14, TSPL, Scotsman, RBS, Six Nations Rugby International, Scotland v France, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Scotland coach Scott Johnson watches from the stand.' Pic Ian Rutherford

08/03/14, TSPL, Scotsman, RBS, Six Nations Rugby International, Scotland v France, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Scotland coach Scott Johnson watches from the stand.' Pic Ian Rutherford

St Mary’s entered a team of 30 children ranging in age from eight to 13.

There were more than 280 runners from all over Scotland.

All St Mary’s pupils completed the course and their teachers were proud of their achievements; particular congratulations must go to head girl Susannah Godfrey-Faussett, who, in her last year, took the Under-14 girls’ title, and to Ruaridh Woodland-Broome who, in his first competition, came second in the Under-10 boys’ race.

Ruaridh was also part of the most successful team, the Under-10 boys, who took gold.

Susannah and her team-mates took silver in the Under-14 girls.

A most enjoyable day.