Hundreds of young Cumbrian runners descended on Hunter Hall School in Penrith for the Cumbria Primary Schools' Cross Country Championships.

Children from years four, five and six raced, while the top 12 in the years five and six races could be picked to Cumbria at the National Cross Country Championships which will be held in Leicestershire on March 21.

Victoria Infant School's Luca Roberts won the Boys Year 4 race, with Dearham School's Lloyd Davison just missing out on the top 10 in 11th, as Allerdale finished third district and Cockermouth's Fairfield Primary School, Victoria Infants and Distington Community School were in the top five schools.

In the Girls Year 4 race, the highest Allerdale finisher was Quinn Howe from St Herbert's School in Keswick in 17th, while Fairfield Primary, Distington and Victoria Infants were in the top five schools.

Fairfield Primary's Keane Devoy was the fastest West Cumbrian in the Boys Year 5 race, coming in 23rd, as Allerdale came in fifth in the districts and Fairfield were among the top five schools.

St Herbert's runner Ellen Stephenson and Fairfield Primary's Katie Ingram were 18th and 19th in the Girls Year 5 race, with Allerdale fifth in the districts and Fairfield Primary and Victoria Infants in the top five schools.

The Boys Year 6 race saw Dearham's Joe Gorge and Ted Thomson from St Herbert's finish 37th and 38th as the highest Allerdale runners, while Daisy Woodcock, from Fairfield Primary, was seventh in the Girls Year 6 race as Allerdale came third and Fairfield Primary, Victoria Infants and Distington were in the top five schools.