Only one of the 33 runners who participated in this season's competition managed to compete in all 8 of the scoring events - the eventual winner, Harry Cavell (U17M). Harry deservedly took the trophy, with a total of 220 points, a 46 point lead over the early leader, Isabella Hoy (U15G) who took maximum points from the first two Met League races. In third place was Harry's training partner, Chris Hogg (U15B) on 175 points (just 8 behind Isabella).
Harry is the second, second-time winner of the trophy having previously won it in 2012/13 - last season's winner, Rosie Poole is the other. In fourth place this winter was Siena Taylor (U13G), whilst the trophy's first winner, Alicia McArdell (U17W) was in 5th.
Overall this winter, the total of 33 runners participating is down from last year's high of 38 runners but in addition, the total number of races run (94) is 22 lower than last year's 116 and significantly less than the first year's 129. Harry apart, only one runner clocked up 7 races (Chris Hogg) and one runner managed 6 (Siena Taylor). We need to encourage more runners to participate in more races - after all, what's not to like about cross country??!