A TRIO of young Tynedale Harriers have represented their county at a prestigious national event.

Tabitha Robson, Poppy Watson, and Sinead Creighton ran for the Northumberland Schools cross country team at the English Schools Year 7 Championships.

They performed impressively in good weather conditions at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire, on Saturday. The honour came after the girls excelled at both county and inter-county qualifyers earlier this year.

Tabitha, of St Joseph’s RC Middle School in Hexham, Poppy, of Hexham Middle School, and Sinead, who attends Ovingham Middle School, are all keen runners, and compete regularly for Tynedale Harriers.